Our trip started bright and early at 5:30am with a stop at Wawa for breakfast sandwiches and coffee for me and chai tea for Kate. The 8 hour drive to our lunch stop surprisingly wasn’t too bad considering neither of us had ever driven in a car that long. We stopped at Fuller’s BBQ (right off of 95) for their country style buffet, which we have to say was a great first taste of classic southern food.
After filling up on fried chicken and bbq ribs, we got back on the road and headed to our stopping point for the day, Summerville, SC. We decided after a long day of traveling, we probably would just want to head to bed and so it made sense to stay outside of Charleston at a less expensive hotel. We checked in at the Hampton Inn that Kate used points to book and relaxed for a little before deciding to see what Summerville, the birthplace of sweet tea, had to offer.
We parked downtown and walked down Main Street. As luck would have it, the Flowertown Festival, a street fair, was happening this weekend and so we were able to take a nice stroll through the town while looking at the wares of arts and crafts vendors. After exploring the festival, we decided to check out a local bar whose name had caught our eye, Homegrown Brewhouse.
What a great decision! Perfectly poured craft brews, both made in South Carolina, were the perfect way to end the first day of our trip.
After our beers, we headed back to the hotel for some much needed rest!