This trip started as most do for Steve and I. One of us will suggest to do something utterly ridiculous and awesome, and then realize it is actually do-able. On this night, I was driving over to chill with Steve and some guys at about 11:45 pm and thought it would be awesome to make the trek down to Chucktown, as I had work off the next day. Of course, I first dismissed the notion as unreasonable. Then I thought, why the heck not?!
So when I got to Steve, I told him the plan and he recognized the awesomeness and agreed to go. We talked quickly about what we should bring, then went home and packed. Both of our parents were asleep, so as I write this I do not know whether or not my mother knows where I am. I left a note on the counter, so I hope you aren’t worrying too much Mama! After speedily packing a duffel bag and grabbing the essentials (bathing suit, frisbee, and volleyball), we left Greenville, with a quick pit-stop at Spinx, at 1:05 am. Thus commenced our late night/early morning journey to Charleston.
With some Benjy Davis Project blasting out the speakers, I pulled onto the interstate and started a rapid descent to the lower state South Carolina. Cruise control is so you can consistently go 27 over the speed limit, right? Well that’s how I used it anyway, which probably contributed to arriving at our destination by 3:45 am.
This is my first time at the Ashley Marina, and it is too sweet. Copious amounts of beautiful boats, the smell of the sea, and the cool breeze on the water; It is just an amazing place and I feel blessed to be living here for the next year. The Ubiquitous is nestled between two huge boats, both of which I would say out-price ours tenfold, so hopefully we’ll become good friends with our neighbors! I’m up early today after a short night’s sleep because I’m just so darn excited to be here, so I’m hanging out in the air conditioned dock-house writing this entry and just basking in the perfection that is sailboat living.
Well, I must sign off now and go wake up sleeping beauty (aka Steven Gallant) to begin our relaxing day in Charleston! Keep coming back for more updates!