New Year’s Eve in South Carolina means one thing: fireworks, and lots of them. So, Cam, Jacob and I took an evening walk on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge that crosses over the Cooper River, which divides Mount Pleasant from Charleston. It’s an impressive bridge, finished in 2005, and is the longest cable span bridge in North America. Unlike the earlier version of this bridge that was uncomfortably narrow and scary to drive (two 10-foot lanes without shoulders) and 76 years old at demolition, this one includes 10 wide lanes and a pedestrian/bicycle corridor that’s quite popular for runners.
After our 20-minute climb, we had a gorgeous view of Charleston Harbor, where in the distance we could see fireworks in Mount Pleasant, Charleston and over on Patriots Point, home of the USS Yorktown. The boys had fun posing for photos and enjoyed their walk/run to the top, where they gazed down on passing boats and imagined all the creatures swimming below them. I’d hoped that the-two mile excursion would perhaps tire them out, but, alas, it wasn’t to be. Cam easily made it to midnight and had to wake me up to wish me Happy New Year!