Hampton Inn & Suites North Charleston-University Blvd
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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A very casual, relaxing day spent biking, going to see a 4-century old oak tree, sunning ourselves on the beach (we got sunburned)! Then back out to the outlet to watch for Dolphins (didn't see any today...will try again tomorrow). A beautiful day in ...
... exceeded 18,000 sq ft. You can do that math....
Anyway, these homes are truly amazing and such fun to marvel at. We even did a walking tour of one home that took 5 years to build and was completed in 1808! It is currently owned by a Foundation who has restored it back to its original time period. Very cool.
So, backing up to how we started our day.
At 9am ...
... is marked by this. It is an inescapable truth.
The rice fields north of Charleston and then the cotton plantations made this place and its eminent families their fortunes. That money is everywhere. Charleston is a rich town and it was built on the backs of the slaves.
But post-civil war, when slavery was abolished and they all became free men and women, many chose to settle and their influence is ...
... this truism and is giving voice to the defeated.
Karen was excited about getting back into grits territory so we had dinner at a restaurant called Poogans Porch,a specialist in low country cuisine. The southern cooking is extremely rich and fatty and needs a 30 minute walk to settle in your tummy, unfortunately the rain ended any hopes of strolling ...
That evening we went to the Bay Street Biergarten to meet Jessica, her boyfriend Carter, Sierra, and her boyfriend Orlo for dinner. Sierra and Orlo got engaged about two weeks prior, so we had a great time talking about her engagement and Jessica's post-graduation plans. Also, it was fun for the oldest sisters to get to know their little sisters. Unfortunately, Audrey was the only one not there, as she wasn't able to miss school.