We've Crossed The Border
If you have driven down I-95 and crossed the border between North Carolina and South Carolina then you probably remember seeing scores of billboards for a complex of restaurants, hotels, gas stations, and amusements known collectively as South of the Border. For decades South of the Border has demarcated the half-way point between the New York/New England area and the vacation spots in Florida.
When you reach the NC/SC state line you cannot miss the sombrero topped tower and the huge South of the Border sign. It will grab your attention and unless you're careful, you will miss the official Welcome to South Carolina sign.
If you are not up for the kitschy venue that is South of the Border, a mile or so down the road is the official South Carolina welcome area complete with restrooms. The Welcome Center is open daily from 9am to 5pm. There are restroom accessible from outside the Welcome Center that are open 24/7.
When the boys were young and we traveled this route, we stopped at South of the Border a couple times. It was fun with children along. If you've never stopped there, and you have the time, you should check it out, if only to say you've been to South of the Border.
Image Credit » DW Davis