Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston / West Ashley
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... Historic Site up the rode. We took a long drive over to Magnolia Plantation - enjoyed walking the gardens, climbing observation tower to listen to birds, and sitting out on porch of house. Went to Middleton but it was closing. Then we went to Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ - T rightly suggested the brisket platter with mac n cheese, mashed potatoes, corn bread, and sweet tea, and brownie - even though we weren't hungry.Really good meal.
... delicious steaming brew to start your day. Sit long enough and you'll see the obvious "regulars" walk in and make themselves at home pouring coffee into their travel mugs and going behind the counter for the cream and sugar. Everyone is treated like family and over fed with comforting down home style food.
With a full stomach I'm headed directly to my first tour, a walk around of the lower portion of the historic district known as "South of ...
... from the 18th and 19th centuries, possessions that once belonged to the slaves that lived and worked there. One such item is an original slave tag. Slave tags were only used in the Charleston area and had to be worn by the slaves when they left their owner's property, so they could be easily identified.
We did a full plantation tour on a trolly bus through the 738 acres of well manicured land, seeing the grounds, fields, river and swamp.
Today I visited places I had not been to in my previous two trips to Charleston, Boone Hall Plantation and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site.
The morning started off a bit brisk. It was in the low 40s when I ventured out to the car, but no snow so a positive sign! Both sites I planned to visit are located off Highway 17, a little north of Charleston in Mt Pleasant. I took the less congested route of I-526, which goes around the city and has ...
After lunch Randy and I continued walking around the city. We found a beautiful church and graveyard. Here's something I learned on the carriage ride: A graveyard is attached to a church and you have to be a church member to be buried there. A cemetery is open to any denomination and is not necessarily beside a church. We walked through the graveyard and read some of the headstones. There ...