A couple of weeks ago Lou and I had the crazy-fun opportunity to spend two days adventuring with Cadillac and their 2015 Escalade in South Carolina. We stayed at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a luxurious, peaceful retreat that I couldn’t recommend more. It was a whirlwind adventure with a kayak trip, a boat ride, an oyster grill out and a three-hour test drive up the coast. Of course Lou and I took a million photos, as usual, so I have lots to share right after the jump! So happy to be able to bring you along on these adventures with us!
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The cottage we stayed in was so charming and had two bikes available for us to make traveling around the property a breeze. I was most enamored with the soaking tub in the bathroom and the sunporch that made lounging with a book the thing to do. It was easy to forget that a world outside of the property existed- we felt like we were tucked away in another world!
I haven’t been in a kayak since I was a teenager and I had no idea what to wear (Sporty Spice, I am not). Luckily this romper ended up being the perfect choice. And, as it turns out, I LOVE kayaking! Especially in a two-person boat (even more especially when the other person in the two-person boat is Lou Mora and he’s happy to do the paddling when my arms get tired). It was so fun to be out on the water seeing everything from a new perspective, and such a nice treat for us desert dwellers. Isn’t the South Carolina landscape just so amazing? I’m completely in love with it!
We pulled our boats up to a beach that was made entirely of oyster and clam shells! I couldn’t get over how clean the waters were, and if I hadn’t seen a couple of alligators around the property I would have been tempted to sneak in a swim!
After our kayaking adventures we jumped on another boat for a quick ride to a magical place in Palmetto Bluff that has a four- story treehouse, hammocks and giant grills for steaming oysters. We’d never had steamed oysters and now I feel a little jilted that we’ve lived this long without them! I’m sure these oysters tasted especially wonderful because they’re pulled right from the May River and couldn’t have been fresher. Dining on steamed oysters in such a dreamy setting was definitely the highlight of our trip.
The next day we were off for an adventure in the Escalade! It was great to spend some time on the road to get a feel for it. I was so happy to realize that it’s easy to drive- I can get a bit nervous about driving larger SUV’s but after just a minute on the road I felt completely at home. I’m now obsessed with the idea of piling up the dogs and going for a road trip up the coast of California. I can only imagine the crazy amounts of photos of Bean, Nugget and the California landscape we’d come home with!
I’ll be sharing part II to this adventure, our roadtrip from South Carolina to Florida, in another post soon! I should probably title it SARAH IS OBSESSED WITH SPANISH MOSS, FRIED PICKLES AND ALL THINGS SOUTHERN. Hip Hip! Thanks so much for coming along with us! xx- Sarah