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Travel Blogs from Charleston
We said farewell to beautiful Savannah and her even more beautiful motel rooms. Tonight we would once again be going all Bear Grylls, with some hardcore outside living.
The drive to Charleston only took a couple of hours, so we arrived early afternoon. Our campsite had huge tent sites, so we shared a single pitch between the four of us. That's right, camping just got cheaper folks.
Louise once again would be ...
... was as interested in the boat ride as I was the Fort, except, of course, for the fact that I got another stamp in my National Park Passport Stamp Book. If you have followed my blogs you know that any time I get a new stamp it is like getting a new toy. It's always my favorite souvenir of the trip. So I got my stamp, thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride to the fort, and even enjoyed walking around the fort and taking in the history. This was where the Civil War began, when ...
... nicest of weather. When it got dark, we decided to continue on with what we were doing the night before. As you will be able to see in the photos, we were having some fun with long exposure and sparklers. Sad thing was that we used up all the sparklers on the 3rd and EVERY store had run out of them for the 4th. So we thought glow sticks would be the next stop. I will ...
... architecture. The homes are beautiful. Interestingly, because Charleston was part of the losing South in the Civil war, for a 100 years after the war, the town had no money afterwards to build modern structures and things like that so it ended keeping most of its pre-civil war buildings and is now booming in tourism as the city to experience old America.
I also visited the farmer's market opposite our hotel in the park. Just a normal market with great produce with ...
... Marion Square which
used to be the marching field for the South Carolina Military College the
Citadel. The Old Citadel building is now
a hotel. Toured the Charleston Museum
which is the oldest museum in the nation across from the visitor center. This museum showcases the cultural and
natural history of the SC low country.
Charleston is really unique with its parks, homes, churches,