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Travel Blogs from Summerville
... amazingly beautiful, but hot still at the end of August. Would be perfect in the fall and winter.
Started our day at Drayton Hall. In our excitement to get to our first plantation, we sped past the guard gate. Unfortunately, we were caught and had to pay! Signed up with Friends of the National Historic Trust. We must really like history... Nah, we got a free low country rice spoon. The estate was built in 1738 and has ...
... to be the only one working. I waited a while for coffee and complimentary breakfast (nothing special, raisin bran, yogurt, a bagel, and banana). We went on a boat to Fort Sumter, where the first shot of the Civil War happened. It was a comfortable boat ride out (about 20 minutes) and then we walked around the fort, and I walked a bit on the beach. Walked around a bit more, having an iced tea at Caviar and Bananas, and stopping at a few bookstores. ...
... ve built raised walkway so we could walk through the heart of the swamp. There were plenty of alligators. To ensure viewing of them, they've built wooden islands in the middle of the swamps, which the alligators like to climb upon to sunbathe. They're big and quite scary. The swamp was great for photos although we hated the mosquitos.
For lunch we visited Bertha's Kitchen, recommended by our concierge as "THE" place to go for fried chicken. I had originally wanted to ...
... few weeks ago and you can see why. It's a very romantic, picturesque and peaceful place. We also visited Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant which is nicer than my description will make it sound. It's a park and pier that gives you great views of Charleston Harbour right in the shadow of a massive flyover and bridge. The next morning we walked around Charlestons historic district taking in all the mansions and churches. Its a beautiful city with some lovely homes. A lot of ...
As many of you
know, I'm getting ready for a 6-month odyssey in India/Nepal with a one
week layover in Charleston/Asheville to visit family and friends. Went
to the airport yesterday with all my gear. When I set my bag on the
scale, it registered 57 lbs. Hello $90 overweight fee...and that's on
top of the $25 bag fee!
The weight savings for the 2nd leg turned out to be easy. Here is the list of the left behind: