It was my first time in South Carolina and my first national park east of the Mississippi, both very exciting things. I haven’t seen all that much wildlife in parks, Wyoming in the winter aside because I lived there and it was over months. I really didn’t see much in Congaree either, as far as mammals and reptiles go, but I did see tons of bugs and let me tell you, I got just as excited about the first spider as the last.
I loved Congaree National Park. I may have even put it in my top five. (Update 2020: It’s not in my top five, but I do like it.) That’s a tough list to make, but I think it’s up there. I loved seeing all the bugs and other critters. I love the cypress trees with their knobby knees. I loved the boardwalk trail. All of it! We only spent a few hours there on our way up to Asheville, but it was an awesome few hours and I’d love to go back.