Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sights and Sounds of Summer

TW Graham & Co., McClellanville, SC

My husband and I have been taking some motorcycle trips this summer both near and far.  A fun day trip from Charleston is “the long way” to McClellanville, SC.  And we always stop and eat at one of our favorite spots TW Graham & Co.  The soft shell crab sandwich is amazing (but come early because they sell out!) and the fried oyster sandwich is another great option too.  And save room for dessert, because the key lime pie is out of this world and my daughter dreams of the Pawley’s Island Pie.

(Our “long way” route from Charleston: 17N > Left on Rt. 41  > After crossing the Wando River turn Right on Halfway Creek Rd > Right on Guerins Bridge Road > Left on 17N > Right on S. Pinckney St. > EAT at T.W. Graham & Co> Out Pinckney St. > Cross 17N onto Rt. 45 > Left onto Halfway Creek Rd. > Left onto Guerins Bridge Rd. > Right onto 17 S)

Why do we ride to Guerins Bridge Road TWICE?  Because it might be the curviest road around and a heck of a lot of fun to ride!

We’ve also taken a ride to Edisto with some great friends and stopped for soft serve ice cream at McConkey’s Jungle Shack.

Edisto, SC (Photo by Yve Assad)

"The Gang" at McConkey's, Edisto, SC (Photo by Yve Assad)

Another day trip was the ride down to Hunting Island outside of Beaufort, SC.  We had a blast!  I recommend you take a bathing suit and take a swim.  We did.  There’s even changing rooms outside.  The walk to the top of the lighthouse was worth it.  And the push-pops they sell in the little store reminded me of summers as a child and ice cream trucks.

Hunting Island, SC

Hunting Island Lighthouse










The farthest we’ve gone so far this summer is Virginia. Patrick’s 20th high school reunion and a couple of photography jobs gave us the perfect excuse to jump on the motorcycles and ride north!  It was a long, hot ride, but well worth it.  We had a blast visiting old friends, we did a couple of portrait sessions and we made a video.  We had just gotten our GOPRO video camera before we left so we played with it a bit while we were there.  Below is a fun video we made of our water adventures while we were there.  It’s filled with summer fun: water skiing, climbing trees, ropes swings.  Enjoy it!

One thing I am constantly reminded of when we ride is the difference between traveling in a car and riding on a motorcycle.  When you travel in your car, the trip is about the destination.  When you’re on your bike, it’s all about the journey!

My Moto Lesson: Enjoy the ride!  Make your journey count.