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Lisa

Things to Share, Observations, Adventures…

Hello everyone, my name is Lisa. I work full time, dreaming of retirement. I’m a mother, grandmother, family historian, and researcher. I love exploring, history, and learning. Living the Beach Life.

I’on Swamp/Halfway Creek Church/Battery Warren

I was able to do both of these trails in Francis Marion National Forest, and I also visited the Seewee Educational Center, walked their trail, and visited their endangered red wolves on the same day. With Cape Romain on one side of Hwy 17 and Francis Marion National Forest on the other side, there are…

Silent Cities at Brookgreen Gardens

Only a few more weeks this season to take advantage of this amazing tour, the Silent Cities tour at Brookgreen Gardens only runs January through March. I’ve been on the tour several times, once I even got a custom solo tour as I was the only participant. The tour is geared towards adults, with a…

Tibwin Plantation

Tibwin Plantation stands in near-ruin in the Francis Marion National Forest. January is the perfect time to visit, I can imagine the bugs are horrific much of the warm months of the year. There were indeed mosquitoes near the water when I hiked at Tibwin South, but not even enough to have to use repellent.…

Ramsey Grove

South Carolina State Parks host events on January 1 known as First Day Hikes. January 1, 2023, I was able to get two hikes in, starting at one of my favorite state Historical Sites, Hampton Plantation. After Hampton, I had the opportunity to visit a brand-new acquisition, not yet opened to the general public -…

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