01/13/17 was a Friday – yes, Friday the 13th. Paraskevidekatriaphobia for those of you who are superstitious (Fear of Friday the 13th), but it was such a nice day – beautiful warm Carolina sunshine, 75°F (26.6°C), brilliant blue sky – nice day for a reconnaissance of the Wildlife Refuge in McNee, South Carolina – the Carolina Sandhills.
I started out a little later than I should have because it was a last minute decision. The XYL had decided to join her Ladies Group for cards and I just wanted to get out and enjoy a Spring like day. Heading North, it took me 1 ½ hours to get to McBee, SC and find the refuge. I was surprised at the amount of industry in McBee which seems like a little sleepy town, but it is home to AO Smith (water heaters), McCann and Gearly (protective clothing) and McLeod Farms – the world’s third largest fruit and vegetable farm with 1,500 acres of peach trees in production (500,000+ trees).