We left a little early, around 10am and stopped at McDonalds so Jan could get an egg mcmuffin and some coffee, and I could try a mocha. They didn't give her cream or sugar as requested so we had to go back and I picked up a bag of ice for the chest with string cheese, water, Adkins bars and leftover wings and we were off. We breezed along I20 going east and made a couple of pit stops. As we neared Columbia, our GPS was recommending a short cut so we tried it. We got to see a lot of corn fields, trailers, and pecan orchards and eventually caught up with I26 around Orangeburg. We made good time and only had sprinkles of rain until we got about 30 miles from Charleston and then we had a couple of huge downpours. We rolled in to our Embassy Suite just before 4pm. They gave us a room with two queen beds and when we complained we got a corner suite with one queen bed. It's quite a place, right next to Monroe square and the middle of the shopping and restaurant district.