Fighting over Peaches

South Carolina designated the peach as official state fruit in 1984. South Carolina is the nation’s leading peach producer and shipper east of the Mississippi River. However, Georgia designated the peach as the official state fruit in 1995 ad is known as “The Peach State” because of its reputation for producing the highest quality fruit. Seems like Georgia is trying to rob South Carolina of its rightful state owner of peaches! They were first!

My total score for South Carolina out of 50 is 27.

Categories out of 10

Home comforts Quality of food, accommodation, etc. Score of 6. Food is pretty good, but fairly limited choices.

Attractions The quality of the attractions and generally how fun and interesting they were. Score of 5. Not a large range of tourist activities, but good outdoor activities.

Natural Beauty The aesthetic vistas of the state which make the drive easier. Score of 5. Nice high ways but a bit samey.

Culture Historical and cultural sites and interactions with the locals. Score of 5. Lovely, friendly people but not a significant number of historical sites.

Value Financial value – bang for your buck, so to speak. Score of 6. Pretty good prices for most basic items. And $2 entry to the state park is very good.


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