French Quarter Inn
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... States. It was built for George Washington Vanderbilt between 1889 and 1895 and is still owned by one of the Vanderbilt’s decedents. George Washington Vanderbilt was the grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, you know, the guy who actually made the fortune.
The estate opened to guests in 1895 but was only used exclusively as a residence until George Washington Vanderbilt died in 1914. The estate was opened to ...
... cold in the south. Yesterday in Charleston it didn't get out of the 30's and today it is about 44 degrees. It will be interesting trying to complete our trip when we need to hit Kentucky on our way home. It is the last state we need to visit to complete all 50 states (not just on this trip but in all our married life). We, along with everyone else, are hoping that there are no more storms coming through so we can get ...
... on February 17, 1864, an early submarine, the H.L. Hunley made a night attack on the USS Housatonic. In 1865, Union troops moved into the city and took control of the city ending this city involvement in the Civil War.
Since the end of the Civil War, modern Charleston has still seen historical events including the Civil Rights Movement and the 1989 Hurricane Hugo, which damaged three quarters of the historical homes in the city. The city was able to rebound ...
... of walking but nice to be out in the countryside. We got a bus from Charleston to the plantation but couldn't find anyway to get there on foot so, luckily, a local lady heard our accent, unloaded all her car and gave us a lift, what a nice person. The weather was hot and sunny. We had a tour around the famous house, various films had been shot there including the notebook. We then went ...
... horseradish and garnish but good flavor overall. Al went for a sampling of the local beers.
We choose two Southern dishes that were unfamiliar to us for apps - buffalo crispy pig ears and bacon corn bread. The pig ears were suprisingly light wrapped in bibb lettuce which was a good balance with the corn bread. The corn bread was less sweet than I remember, but extremely savory baked in bacon grease with bacon inside as well. A bit much for ...