I will be driving leisurely across country this August, and have been posting this question on boards pertaining to where we will be spending some time, and am very interested in your responses.
For locals and travelers to the Charleston area in early August, would you tell me about food/drink/travel traditions you have that are specific to this time-period? Unfortunately, lots of the literature regarding travel through the south in August harps on how oppressive the weather can be, and I have my doubts that people hide in their homes for months on end… there must be things that people look forward to this time of year to experience.
If you have the time, would you mind describing foods local to the Charleston area that are at their peak in summertime - ways that you like to spend this time of year (drinks on balconies in 'x' side of town, etc..), any specific festivals or culinary/travel traditions that you have that you look forward to during this time?
I know this is an open-ended and possibly bizarre question - I have done lots of research, but oddly this time-period seems lacking in information. It seems many do not choose this time to travel through the southeast.
If it helps, our planned route in this general area is from Durham - Scotts BBQ - Charleston x 3-4nights - Athens - Nashville - Birmingham - New Orleans - etc. on to SF.
Thank you in advance for your responses.