Youroo, we were at the Holiday Festival of Lights on Wednesday, enjoying the displays and visiting with old friends. Cindy and I volunteered as hosts there in 2004-05, 2006-07, and 2008-09. We stayed for about 3 to 4 months setting up displays, changing lights, driving the trains and operating the carousel, serving as a certain North Pole resident and his wife, and working in the campground. It's one of our favorite events and locations. This year there are only about six couples there that we know from our time as volunteers, but it was nice to get together with them and catch up on news.
Our son is a sergeant with the Charleston PD, and our daughter-in-law is the nurse manager of the ICU at the Medical University of SC. We come here to spoil and get spoiled by the grandbabies -- 6, 4, and 1-year-old twins.
By the way, they're always looking for RVers to volunteer at the Festival. You stay in the campground for free, make good friends, and help people have a tremendous amount of fun. The hours can be long, but you also get passes that allow each of you and a guest (four people in all) to visit about 30 to 40 of the museums, plantations, boat tours, and other attractions in the Charleston area for free. Uniform t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, and hats are also provided.