George and 2 Carols

Day 108 / Mile 14,025

Have you ever mocked a hypocrite and ironically became one? If so, kick yourself in the butt just like I did.

The original cross country route planned for this adventure was a clockwise lap around the contiguous US, but if you remember that all went askew when I got to the Great Lakes region. Winter got real turnt up there and also more Easterly into my map, so that's when I dropped straight South to thaw out for a minute. Well I more than thawed out in Florida, actually started wearing just shorts and shoes since it was way too humid and hot for my comfort. ...I should be careful to what I wish for I suppose! So Northbound I went to find a middle-ground in all these climates.

 It actually wasn't, but I won't say it out loud just to make you feel special.

It actually wasn't, but I won't say it out loud just to make you feel special.

 "Insert slogan here"

"Insert slogan here"

 This license plate must be talking about driving back in their home  state of Florida . I stopped at more traffic lights there than every other state combined on this trip so far.  

This license plate must be talking about driving back in their home state of Florida. I stopped at more traffic lights there than every other state combined on this trip so far.  

 At least they are aware and are first to make fun.

At least they are aware and are first to make fun.

 This piano has a couple more keys than normal. I bet it sounds real unique. (queue the laughs)

This piano has a couple more keys than normal. I bet it sounds real unique. (queue the laughs)

 Now this is a welcoming state sign!  Bravo, bravo. 

Now this is a welcoming state sign!  Bravo, bravo. 

 I went by this and knew I'd regret not photographing the scene. I was 2 miles down the road when I chose to come back, and I'm happy I did. ...it's a type of scene a photographer has to document.

I went by this and knew I'd regret not photographing the scene. I was 2 miles down the road when I chose to come back, and I'm happy I did. ...it's a type of scene a photographer has to document.

 Only in the boonies of South Carolina do you get a government run business with a freehand-painted sign so full of character.

Only in the boonies of South Carolina do you get a government run business with a freehand-painted sign so full of character.

 I showed up to the Angel Oak Tree 5 hours before they opened the gate, but wasn't about to wait to make this same pic minus the fence layer.  Let's just call it "ART".

I showed up to the Angel Oak Tree 5 hours before they opened the gate, but wasn't about to wait to make this same pic minus the fence layer.  Let's just call it "ART".

 Imagine being 10 years old here, and not having any grownups to spoil the fun of climbing on this tree.  

Imagine being 10 years old here, and not having any grownups to spoil the fun of climbing on this tree.  

 Over near Botany Bay Plantation is a shoreline with more shells than I've ever seen. 

Over near Botany Bay Plantation is a shoreline with more shells than I've ever seen. 

 I found this little buddy washed up on the sand, so I tossed it back to it's watery home.

I found this little buddy washed up on the sand, so I tossed it back to it's watery home.

 The tide and waves came above my camera and tree that I climbed.  The water stranded me, but made the best sunset photo I've ever shot.  

The tide and waves came above my camera and tree that I climbed.  The water stranded me, but made the best sunset photo I've ever shot.  

 Southern Carolina wins this one. I mean, zero creativity and look at the change in road quality too!

Southern Carolina wins this one. I mean, zero creativity and look at the change in road quality too!

 I finally technically went camping! Well, nothing was different than any other night besides popping the top and paying $15. The shower access and view was all worth it though.

I finally technically went camping! Well, nothing was different than any other night besides popping the top and paying $15. The shower access and view was all worth it though.

 Ahoy!

Ahoy!

 If it wasn't super cold and right on a well trafficked trail, I for sure would have played in Window Falls.

If it wasn't super cold and right on a well trafficked trail, I for sure would have played in Window Falls.

 Pouring one out for my homies who couldn't be here.  

Pouring one out for my homies who couldn't be here.  

 I hiked up to Hanging Rock, and apparently missed the shortcut that this chick was taking.

I hiked up to Hanging Rock, and apparently missed the shortcut that this chick was taking.

 ...and this is what I came all the way out here for; views in nature like this cannot be topped.  

...and this is what I came all the way out here for; views in nature like this cannot be topped.