Home to the annual Blue Crab Festival, and the oldest of the communities making up the Grand Strand, Little River will be our first destination. After learning about this picturesque fishing town, we will make our way to Vereen Gardens, once part of the Vereen family’s 400-acre plantation and now owned by the Horry County Parks and Recreation Department. Also on our itinerary for this trip is the Meher Spiritual Center, a spiritual retreat and place of pilgrimage, dedicated to Avatar Meher Baba, for rest, meditation, and renewal of the spiritual life. We will stop for lunch in Calabash. Lunch on your own. Departure 8:30 a.m. Activity level 4.