Recently, my family and I drove our ACE motorhome to Charleston (from Kentucky), which for us, is almost a 9-hour drive. I had hoped to make the entire drive without stopping, but after having to leave Kentucky in the early afternoon, I was fighting sleep like crazy going through South Carolina. We decided to look for a WalMart parking lot in which to spend the night. My wife hit google, and we found a Walmart not far off the interstate in Orangeburg, SC. We stayed the night there and headed out the next day, got to our destination, and had a nice time in Charleston. After leaving Charleston, we headed to Tybee Island for a few more days to wrap up our trip. Needing gas, I stopped at a small gas station near the S.C./Georgia line that was big enough to accommodate my rig at the pumps. I’m a pretty outgoing fella, and I usually like to strike up conversations with people, especially when I travel (you can learn a lot from locals). As I was talking with a friendly South Carolinian, he asked me where we were headed, and where we’d been. He had some RV experience, and told me he had “Walmart camped” before. I replied that we had Walmart camped on the way down (although I didn’t tell him where we stopped), and depending on what time of day we would head back to Kentucky, we might have to Walmart camp on the way back home. His reply? You guessed it: “Man, whatever you do, don’t stop in Orangeburg. It’s the murder capital of South Carolina! It has more murders Per Capita than Chicago!”
I’m tellin ya, only WE could find the murder capital of SC and decide it’d be a good place to stay the night!
Anybody else have similar stories?!?