We went to Maine in a post season very brisk October - and instead of summer tourists we had pretty great Halloween decorations, no crowds, and ...well, clam chowder, encore). Florida in July (not as bad as you think), North Carolina in August (again, not uncomfortable).What did we get in South Carolina? Amazing juxtapositions like peonies blooming out of frozen dirt, Spanish moss frosted. Seeing how southerners rise to the occasion of inclement weather with grace and patience. And the onion soup in the Charleston French Restaurant after walking in cold rain was divine.
great freezing cold walk down a long pier - the Nature Center at the end was closing but looked like it had some very nice offerings.
Another couple were walking on the pier with my frozen husband and myself, they were kind enough to call us over as we were leaving to point out this little fellow in the marsh grass hunting for his supper. They were from Virginia and told us tales of the frozen weather there...well, here it is late April and I have the house heater on so I guess we are still not out of it yet. Bet it's a lot warmer now though in South Carolina.