Looking for a Passport America park to spend a couple of days at while we wait for it to start warming a little more north brought us to Aiken, South Carolina. Other than the couple of hours we spent on Hilton Head Island the other day, I have never spent any time in South Carolina. Aiken is like a little hidden gem you stumble upon one day quite by accident.
This is horse country according to Pine Acres Campground manager, Dave. There are three thoroughbred racetracks nearby, and a lot of thoroughbred ranches......hmmm, or they called ranches, or farms? Dave had suggested when we came in Tuesday that we check out the Aiken downtown Wednesday, so we did. What a lovely place Laurens Street is....about 3 blocks of diagonal parking giving easy access to restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, and other local businesses. Most eateries offer al fresco dining, but no one was taking advantage of that this day.....not even me.....just too chilly.