Happy August – an especially great month to be in one of our Isle of Palms vacation rentals.
Seems like you can’t pick up a newspaper, turn on a news broadcast or open a news app without reading something about the upcoming total solar eclipse. Monday, August 21st is the day. As I covered in this blog, and this one, there’s a ton of info to help you get prepared.
It’s also fun to read all the stats about it, and realize just how rare an occurrence it really is.
The United States is the only country that will get to see the total eclipse. The last time this was the case? Over 500 years before we were even founded as a country! And it won’t happen again for another 299 years.
As I mentioned, a Charleston beach house – be it a luxury house on Isle of Palms, or a Folly Beach house Charleston – is the last place in the country where you can see this magnificent celestial event.
Here’s another good article entitled, “How can you safely view the eclipse? And 35 other questions, answered.” It includes such questions as, “Can you take a photo of the eclipse with your smartphone?”
This article is especially interesting and worth a read. It’s entitled, “’Quite dramatic’ eclipse provides research opportunity, odd shadows, travel options.”
National Night Out near our Isle of Palms vacation rentals
Tonight is a nationwide event that is dedicated to building stronger communities and connections between citizens and law enforcement. It’s National Night Out.
Here is the official website: https://natw.org/
If you’re in one of our beach rentals Charleston on the IOP, you’re invited to join in the one taking place here on the island. It’s convenient to all our SC vacation rentals, especially our Isle of Palms luxury rentals.
Here are the particulars….
- Tuesday, August 1st from 5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m.
- Great event for kids – there will be games, fun activities and face painting;
- Free hot dogs!
- They will be giving away free safety glasses for the total solar eclipse!
- Situated in the middle of the island at the Recreation Center – #24 – 28th Avenue, Isle of Palms;
- You’re encouraged to come on down, hang with the locals, meet the police who keep our island safe, conveniently just down the street from many of our rental homes South Carolina.
By the way, the Rec Center is a real gem.
If you have kids staying with you in one of our Isle of Palms vacation rentals, the IOP Rec Center also has a terrific playground. There are also soccer, tennis and baseball fields, basketball courts, gymnasium, fitness rooms and an off-leash dog park.
It’s one of the islands best kept secrets that many visitors don’t know about.
So enjoy National Night Out, and pick up some free solar glasses. And when you are looking for beach house rentals Charleston SC, call EP. Our luxury beach house rentals SC are the best around.
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