When we replaced our cruiser style motorcycle and bought our BMW K1200LT we did it to travel and take trips. Sure it’s comfortable to ride on all day. We’ve taken numerous trip to Florida, a number of overnight or weekend trips to North Carolina and we’ve ridden the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s time to ride somewhere again.
We had already planned on riding down to Florida to visit my Dad after Bike Week in Daytona Beach had come and gone. Donna started looking for places to go, either on the way to my Dad’s or on the way home. Thoughts she came up with were Bush Gardens in Tampa, one of the Disney resorts or St. Augustine. Then she came up with a possible winner, Beaufort, South Carolina. We’d been to Beaufort a few times, our first right after we got married. Beaufort is a nice small southern town on the water. We’ve never ridden through the South Carolina Low Country. The last time we went to Beaufort we flew there in a Cessna 172XP Hawk. This time we’ll ride. Of course we could take the fastest way, using the interstate, taking I-75 to I-16 and then I-95. But that’s boring and believe me, that stretch of I-16 is extra boring! I’m already looking at a route out I-20 to Augusta then it’s all US and state highways the rest of the way in South Carolina going through towns such as Allendale, Fairfax, Hampton and Yemassee before getting to Beaufort. This more scenic route is only a half hour longer and well worth it. So it looks like a trip to the Low Country is in order before heading for Florida. We’ll have to have Frogmore Stew (also know as Low Country Boil) while we’re there.