October−Fourteen coaches visited Oaks Plantation Campground on the outskirts of historic Charleston on the weekend of Oct. 19-21. Some early arrivals enjoyed a game of golf at Shadowmoss Plantation and others visited the Tea Plantation and the Angel Oak Tree, one of the oldest oak trees in North America.
On Friday night, the group visited Gilligan's Seafood Restaurant for an evening of fun and an enjoyable meal.
Saturday morning our hosts prepared a pancake and waffle breakfast. Between meals on Saturday many took advantage of the great weather for a trip to the farmer's market at Marion Square or a visit to the Old City Market while others relaxed and enjoyed one another at the campground.
Saturday afternoon the group joined for a cheese and favorite beverage fellowship followed by a low country boil—aka Frogmore stew. Our thanks to the hosts who prepared and then watched as the 28 attendees consumed sixteen pounds of low country shrimp and twelve pounds of sausage. No accurate weight was kept of the corn and potatoes. The desserts prepared as potluck topped a great day of renewing old friendships and making new ones. The food was very good and for sure, no one left hungry.
Oaks Plantation is a very nice campground with spacious lots and other amenities. The staff that assisted in the logistics of planning and executing for the event did a fine job. Our thanks to the hosts for the decorations, favors, and food prep. Hope to see all of you again at another Palmetto WIT event.
By Geri Galloway