Hyatt Place North Charleston
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... br> First stop in Charleston was actually an area called Mt. Pleasant and a place called Patriots Point. Patriots Point is home to a de-commissioned Destroyer Naval Vessel, an Aircraft Carrier (complete with various aircraft) and Submarine. We spent two hours there and didn't get to the submarine. The destroyer severed in WWII and was attacked by Japanese Kamakaze planes. It was interesting to watch a documentary on ...
... 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 ...
... trying to find the way back to our Hotel.
Today, Saturday, we visited two more plantations up and down the Ashley River, Drayton Hall which still has the original house (the owner fooled the Yankees into thinking it was a smallpox hospital) and Magnolia Estates which, like the one we are staying at, lost the house but has extensive and beautiful gardens and swamps and more alligators.
This time of year with cloudless skies and a warm sun ...
... down but could not wait to get off the boat and onto the steady landing at Fort Sumter.
As most everyone knows, Fort Sumter is famous for being the spark that fully ignited the War Between the States. In April of 1861, a cadre of Union ships operating under orders from President Abraham Lincoln, in office for roughly a month, attempted to resupply and reinforce troops stationed at the fort. The Confederacy considered their ...
... I had something call "wreckfish" which is a local fish that hangs out around ship wrecks. Very excellent, but they really need to rename it. Ken had a shellfish and fish stew which he termed, "better than average".
So here it is the evening before the South Carolina primary, The hotel is the headquarters for the Southern Republican leadership and they are everywhere. The interesting thing is ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center