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Old 09-25-2010, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Ladson, SC
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Dear luckylady1:

I agree...bring the sweatshirt, but you probably won't need it. You'll start to get the feel about what you need to bring when you make the move.

Have a big tag sale and get rid of most of your winter clothes, etc. And don't bother getting your snowblower serviced!
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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Congrats on finally taking the plunge! I left 75% of my wardrobe at the Seattle Goodwill! I will miss lovely wool sweaters, but I'll get by.
We each brought one hoodie on the plane with us, but we haven't worn them yet. Even if the ocean temp drops all the way to it's normal temp for October (not likely) the water will still be warmer than the hottest of days at Ocean Shores, WA., so I think you'll have plenty of great swim days during your visit. Did you guys decide to narrow your search to Summerville?
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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Definitely bring a jacket or something similar. In Oct is when the weather starts to be unpredictable. You may have cool nights but it's still warm during the day.

RJ17015 Good luck in your house hunting in AZ. Guess you didn't like the Summerville area? I have a friend that lives in AZ and she says "yes it's a dry heat but 115 is still hot as hell". lol
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:07 AM
 
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I have some great sweaters and a couple really cute sweater dresses......I will pack them away for visits back to WA!
We have a list of home we want to see, Summerville, Goosecreek, Hanahan and Archdale in N Charleston.
What is the best beach to swim at? I am so exited! Any local
Restaurants you can recommend?
thanks for all you good wishes, this is kind of overwhelming!
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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The little Greek restaurant in DT Summerville, it is just off of main st on Richardson..
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Ladson, SC
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Dear luckylady1:

Regarding the beaches...Isle of Palms is really nice and the surrounding area is kind of "upscale". The other good choice is Folly Beach (the "washout"). It's a favorite of locals and the Folly Beach area gives the feeling of a perpetual vacation. It costs a dollar per hour to park along the road at the "washout", so bring some one dollar bills for the parking machine.

Regarding a restaurant in Summerville...give "Oscar's" a try. It's our favorite. The food and service are very good.
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:26 AM
 
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I would bring a jacket/sweater. One reason - two years ago the weather dipped down in the fall, then went back up, but for us JUST moving here - it was welcome - I had every window in the house open... LOL - it's called hot flashes. Two - some restaurants here can seem cold in the dining rooms, and for that reason alone I keep a sweater in the car at all times. I think it's the only way to keep the humidity out of the restaurant, as we haven't run into this as much in AZ, where it's dry heat.

Safest way to pack is to check weather.com prior to packing - they can give you a 10 day forecast.

Enjoy your visit - good luck house hunting. We're doing the same only in Arizona.
Yes. This is good advice. Based on the last two years really, October and November can be big question marks when it can go from the 80's to the 50's and stay that way for a while before getting back up to the 70's.
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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Be prepared for anything and love everything
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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We moved from Seattle to Mount Pleasant 4.5 years ago...let me know if you have any other questions, would be happy to help!
PS Check out Mount Pleasant...great schools, clean...great proximity to downtown!
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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We are looking at a house in Otranto sub, Any thoughts on Hanahan?
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