We left High Point, NC this morning about 9:15, trusting in the capabilities of Jack the GPS guy. He’s been on vacation since we returned from our last trip on May 1, 2011. I really think he decided to bone up on his geography, because he took us on a beautiful route through the countryside today!
We traveled Route 220 to Highway 1, ultimately ending up on Route 95 (which doesn’t qualify as “pretty” but was necessary), then SC26 all the way to Charleston. The country roads were really special – horse country, some cows and goats, lots of southern pines, magnolias, and some stretches with emerald green fields of who knows what – could just be hayfields for all I know.
We stopped in a small town called Society Hill to mail a thank you card, and I took Max for a short walk on a sweet little side street by the post office. He’s been playing really hard and fast with Loolie and (sometimes) Hershey, and I noticed he was limping a little.
When I checked his paws, I discovered he’s got a little abrasion on the pads of his left rear foot. After resting in the car for three hours, he seems fully recovered. We played ball in the big empty parking lot at the back of the hotel this afternoon, and he seems just fine.
So, some interesting names for you from today’s drive: towns named Ether, Candor, Steeds, and – of course – Society Hill. But one thing that has always amused me about the South are the road names. There are lots of roads that have “Church” as part of their names. Today we saw Tabernacle Church Road and Baptist Church Road among others.
Black Ankle Road wins the prize for today.