March - April 2017
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  • Day17

    Charleston pics

    April 10, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    These are just miscellaneous pics from walking around Charleston. The pink house is where we stayed. You can see how slanted the house is by lining up the telephone pole with the side of the house. It was a little disorienting inside. The horse and buggy pic was taken right outside that old home from the other direction and the pink flowers were outside a home only a block or two down.

    The rest of the pics include a shot from the Pineapple fountain in Riley Waterfront Park, Carole pointing out the "Carolopolis" awards Charleston gives out each year for historic preservation, and a shot of Carole in front of the restaurant named "Slightly North of Broad" or "SNOB" for short.
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  • Day17

    Sullivan's Island/Ft. Moultrie

    April 10, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The following day we drove over to Sullivan's Island and toured Fort Moultrie. Fort Moultrie was originally built to protect Charleston during the Revolutionary War. It was later used by the Confederates to bomb Ft. Sumter and then by the union army to do the same. We walked around the fort and checked out the view of Ft. Sumter just across the water. Also saw the grave of Gen. Moultrie and this old church dating back to ....We later ate lunch at a restaurant called "The Obstinate Daughter".Read more

  • Day17

    Charleston Walking Tour

    April 10, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    We signed up for the Two Sisters Walking Tour of Charleston and it was really good. Charleston is basically one big outdoor museum so there's a reason the walking/historical tours are rated as the best "thing to do" on TripAdvisor. I was pretty bummed that the NCAA scheduled the UF v. South Carolina elite eight game during our tour, but it didn't stop me from going along. The gators lost anyway. :(

    Pics include the statue of Washington and the monument to the Washington Light Infantry in Washington Square, Carole behind a boy statue in the garden of the Nathaniel Russell House, Charleston City Hall, view down Broad St. with the Charleston county courthouse on the right, and South Carolina's Society Hall.
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  • Day17

    Ft. Sumter

    April 10, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    After spending the night in our rather interesting Air BNB apartment, we got up early and headed to the Charleston harbor to catch the ferry out to Ft. Sumter. It was a very pretty day and it was cool to be able to see Charleston from the water. Given how adamant they have been about preserving the architecture of the city it is not a stretch to say that the city skyline looks much the same as it did a century ago. We saw the old flag that flew over the fort and learned a bit more about the people involved in the place that started the Civil War.Read more

  • Day1

    Drayton Hall

    March 25, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    On our way from Augusta to Charleston we stopped at Drayton Hall which is west of Charleston. it is a plantation dating all the way back to 1738 and the only Plantation home near Charleston that managed to survive both the Revolutionary and Civil wars. The building has been kept largely in the state it would have been in centuries ago so it does look rather old. The rest of the grounds are nice as well and the tour was very informative.Read more

  • Day0

    Augusta

    March 24, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    Later in the afternoon, we headed over to the August after finding out that the Savannah River Canal tour had been cancelled because they ran the boat aground earlier in the day. The museum was really pretty good. There was, of course, a lot of info on Augusta National Golf Course and the The Masters, and a large section covering the life and career of the "Godfather of Soul" James Brown, who was born and raised in Augusta.

    Other pics include the Presbyterian church that President Wilson's father was pastor of during the Civil War, a pic from the window of our hotel and one of the inside of Hildebrandt's which was a little German deli where we had lunch.
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  • Day0

    Boyhood home of Woodrow Wilson

    March 24, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    We arrived a little before noon and got our own personal tour of the house that President Woodrow Wilson lived in as a boy during and after the civil war.
    His next door neighbor and best friend, Joseph Lamar, was later appointed to the US Supreme Court by President Taft.