Howard Johnson Inn Beaufort / Parris Island
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... landing area that looked quiet. There was a sign that said they allowed 48r parking so we assumed we could just stay the night. At some point in the evening a police officer came and told us to leave but after Chris showed him the sign he said we could stay. Technically I think the sign was for people who had gone boating could leave their cars for 48hrs but it was ambiguous so we won that round. The sky was dark, the air was warm, and the night was quiet. We slept in ...
... overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The views from the top of the 167 steps were gorgeous even though the weather turned a little chilly today. The visitors centre in this State Park (which surprisingly stayed open despite the government shut-down debacle) had a great sign on a small fence surrounding yet another swamp - I won't spoil the surprise as I have included it as a photo! We then had a lovely dinner in downtown Beaufort ...
... Park is where scenes from Forrest Gump and GI Jane were filmed. This is a tropical environment in the Palmetto State—the park was full of Sabal Palmetto Palms (“cabbage palmettos”), saw palmettos, and live oaks draped with silvery moss. Salt marshes and salt creeks are as far as the eye can see. Plenty of bird species here, but not in the volumes we saw at Huntington Beach SP, where we saw 33 species. The weather turned pretty cloudy and cool, ...
... and take a stroll. The town is just spectacular. Small is the proper description, but inviting. The homes that surround the downtown area are large and beautiful. Crops of indigo, rice and sea island cotton brought great wealth to the region. Of course none of this woud have been possible without the use of slave labor.
The local slaves and their descendants are know ...
... left by their white owners to run the plantations – so during the civil war when the Union troops landed they were the first slaves to be set free and from what the shop assistant said they must still hold sway for apparently Publix (a grocery store chain) wanted to open a store nearer to the island but due to opposition from the Gullah nothing came of it. The other interesting thing was a piece of ‘furniture’ called the rocking ...