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Old 09-06-2015, 09:52 AM   #1
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Charleston, SC Holiday Festival of Lights: SECOND WEEK ADDED



Come join us in Charleston, SC for the Holiday Festival of Lights!

This trip has always filled up quickly. In fact, it filled so quickly this year, and we've had so many others wanting to go, that we're adding a second week, from December 13-18. Information and registration forms will be available this week on the FROG website.

Those on the original standby list will be offered a guaranteed spot on the second week, so the number of new spaces will be limited.

Join us in what has become a FROG tradition! Ring in the Christmas and Holiday Season in the charming glow of Charleston, SC's Holiday Festival of Lights! Enjoy the gracious southern hospitality of one of America's most charming cities as you step back in time in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.

Your FROG Charleston "Southern Nights, Southern Lights" adventure includes:
* Five nights of full hookup camping at beautiful James Island County Park, featuring a great campground, six miles of paved hiking / biking trails, beautiful marsh views, and more
* Welcome / orientation dinner
* Carriage tour of historic downtown Charleston peninsula
* Three breakfasts
* One lunch
* Dinner at famous Hymanís Seafood House in historic downtown Charleston (non-seafood selections available)
* Boat tour of Charleston Harbor and visit to Fort Sumter
* Tour of historic Boone Hall Plantation
* Tour of H.L. Hunley Confederate submarine restoration and museum
* Unlimited access to the Holiday Festival of Lights, located right in the park!
* Free entry and parking at all Charleston County Parks and Recreation locations, including Folly Beach and Folly Pier on the Atlantic Ocean, only minutes away
* Free time to explore great history, great food, and great shopping on your own
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Old 09-08-2015, 02:27 PM   #2
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The registration form is now available on the FROG website at FROG - Forest River Owners Group.


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Old 09-08-2015, 03:30 PM   #3
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Your your post Bob a little late for us to attend as we have reservations there for the week of Nov 29 to Dec 5. Sure would have been nice to attend with other FROG folks. Later RJD
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:27 PM   #4
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Well we are here now as we could not make the 2nd one. Lights are out of site. Hope you all enjoy. This week temps above normal around 77 degrees beautiful. Later RJD
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Old 12-04-2015, 09:05 AM   #5
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We still have a couple of spots for the week of December 13-18.
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Old 12-08-2015, 04:06 PM   #6
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Took the same trip thru the Coachmen Owners Club back in November. Had a awesome time! The park is great, abs the lights fantastic. Don't forget the walking trail of lights also. Also if you have a free day consider patriot point state park and the USS YORKTOWN. Spent the whole day, liked it very much.
Down side to trips this time of year (for me anyway) was coming home in a snow/sleet storm. After 5 hours of 35mph driving into Michigan, 30 miles from home a truck lost control and drive into our trailer. Should've stay south one more day.
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:29 AM   #7
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Should've stay south one more day.
Kenz,
Wow! What a bummer!! Hope no one was hurt!! Said the same think this past March when we returned home from a 2+ month trip to Florida from January to the beginning of March. Kept looking at the weather when we were headed home and saw a break in the weather and decided to go home while we had a clear shot. No problems travelling but when we arrived home had to clean some snow off the driveway so that we could get our coach on. Wife slipped when we cleaning the snow, fell, and broke her wrist. This time we will wait another 2 weeks before we head home.
Live and learn.

Enjoy the rest of your trip to Charleston and say hello to FROG Bob and Cindy for me.
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:36 PM   #8
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We're on our way to Charleston from Michigan to participate in the second week of the "Southern Nights, Southern Lights" rally, stopping for the night at Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington.

To our surprise, we found that they are having their own Southern Lights festival here in the park. It probably doesn't compare to what we will see in Charleston next week, but, it was cool to see and were glad that we timed it right.

Looking forward to the rally next week and seeing Bob & Cindy and the other FROG folk.
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:45 PM   #9
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Well here is a glimpse of what you will see and enjoy. Also Patriots Island. Later RJD
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Old 12-12-2015, 05:42 AM   #10
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Nice pics! Loved the carrier. Just a heads up for anyone with a large truck. Parking in town is not dually/long truck friendly. Spent considerable time driving around trying to find a spot for my dually. Garages are short, lots small. Park on the water by battery park (free) and use the trolly. Campground should have a trolly map. We walked from the water to the Charleston museum (very nice) about a mile and a half. Walk to broad street and catch the trolley.
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Old 12-12-2015, 06:09 AM   #11
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James Island C/G( Has/Had) Vans for Transportation into Charleston, then use the Trolley system,No need to drive! Youroo!!
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Camp ground does have a shuttle to take you to town. Cost $10 per person. Might be worth it if doing a lot in town. Patriots Island had free parking at the Museum site if you had your camp ground sticker hanging on mirror. Large lot. Later RJD
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Old 12-12-2015, 09:16 AM   #13
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Yes the campground does have a shuttle. That may be the preferred way. I just have the uncanny ability to do things the hard way. Lol! The is a restaurant next to the market called tbonz. Very good horseradish burger.
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Staying in Savannah over New Years Eve. Will be there a week (prior). New Year's eve; using UBER to get back and forth to waterfront! Might want to check it out in Charleston. You can get apps that give you the exact, all inclusive rate for your travel.

If anyone has been there over New Year's; fill us in on "NOT TO MISS"....
We have always been there in Summer.

Could not do Charleston. Family plans. LOVE IT THERE!!

Travel safe and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Gettin that roll'n itch....need to scratch it 😜
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I heard a "rumor" that the Week One folks didn't get any Banana Pudding at the welcome dinner. If true Bob more than made up for that last night! There was a great barbecue dinner, with banana pudding, way to go Bob!
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X2 on the Banana Pudding. We're enjoying some of the left overs for lunch today.
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We must have been the test group. Ran out of dessert and if I remember tea also. But all in all the barbeque was excellent.
FYI.... the key lime pie at Hymans seafood was very, very good.
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Hope you all had a good time. Weather moved in from what I saw Later RJD
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We had a great time! It was rainy Monday so Bob shifted the events to Tuesday which was a beautiful day. Thursday afternoon it started getting a bit ugly while we were at the Boone Plantation but it wasn't really bad. Thursday night it really rained which made breaking down Friday AM a bit soggy... I'll be cleaning sand out for a week when I get the "W" back from M-B...

This was our first FROG event and we are looking forward to more...
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We had a great time! It was rainy Monday so Bob shifted the events to Tuesday which was a beautiful day. Thursday afternoon it started getting a bit ugly while we were at the Boone Plantation but it wasn't really bad. Thursday night it really rained which made breaking down Friday AM a bit soggy... I'll be cleaning sand out for a week when I get the "W" back from M-B...

This was our first FROG event and we are looking forward to more...
Glade you enjoyed the Frog event. Ya the only down side is the sand. Later RJD
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