Oyster Festival

Trip Start Jan 06, 2011
Trip End Ongoing

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Mt. Pleasant/Charleston KOA

Flag of United States  , South Carolina
Sunday, January 30, 2011

We switched campgrounds today and headed to the KOA in Mt. Pleasant. This KOA was much closer to the Oyster Festival then the one we were staying in previously. They let us check in early so that we could head out for the festival. The festival was a good time, it was a gorgeous day with a high of 67. There were a bunch of stands for different food vendors, a couple of beer trucks, and a stage with a band. We got a pretty good spot to set up our chairs and table. They sold oysters by the bucket so of course we got one. I told Jared that I was going to eat at least ten. I didn't actually count how many I ate but it was more then ten so I did my fair share. I was pretty proud of myself since I don't really like seafood. Other then our bucket of oysters we hung out, had some beers, listened to some music and watched the contests.  They had a men's shucking contest and the winner shucked 45 in 3 minutes. For the women's shucking contest there was a tie. They turned out to be sisters and they both shucked 39 in 3 minutes. They had a shuck off to determine the winner. The one that won ended up doing 35 to her sister's 34. Then they also had a men and women's eating contest. I believe each cup had oysters in it with salt water. They said that they couldn't drain anything from the first cup but were able to drain cups after that. The guy that won did 6 and a half cups. It was a close race for the women, two of them each did two full cups and they had to count what was left in their third cup to determine the winner. 

After we had our fill we decided to head out and walk back to the campground. It was a good 5 mile walk so we got our workout in for the day.  On our walk though we stopped at Jack's Cosmic Dogs, where they had tons of different hot dogs. We were hot from our walk to we had a root beer float, but we might stop back tomorrow to eat.
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