InTown Suites Charleston Northwest / I-26
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... turns which led me right to the Center for Women building. Well of course I had to go in and see what they did. Happened that they were revealing a new brand the next night at a big event and of course I had to buy a ticket. It was so much fun comparing notes on what they do and what I have experienced with different organizations. Great women, very welcoming.
That was my start of the incredible hospitality in this city. As ...
... lot of good food and wine to sample, and interesting people to talk to. My favourite exhibitors were:
Negative: The boat part of the tour was cancelled due to bad weather but I wasn't advised and the staff weren't too sure either. Although after the carriage tour, I wasn't too bothered.
Tip of the day: Speak to the locals if you want to know where's good to go. The main areas are King Street, Meeting Street and French Quarter where there is also a market.
... I noticed a limo parked in front of the store - a Walmart store, remember. It was a long black limo ! I don't know about you, but that seemed most peculiar to me. By now, we've been in a lot of Walmart stores across this country and have never seen a limo parked in front - at the entrance to the pharmacy, no less - with a black cap driver standing beside his limo. I suppose it could have been one of the Waltons ( the Walmart owners ) or a major share holder. ...
... top of the chart. We looked and looked for a good hotel deal, but it just didn't happen. There was nothing under $350 per night downtown. We ended up staying in somebody's house again, like New Orleans. This time we got the whole house to ourselves though, not just a room. It has become common in the States for people to make some extra money renting out their place on a website called Airbnb. This time it was a bit odd to get her own house. I mean, she had food ...
... Union made several attempts to recapture the fort, but Confederates retained control of Sumter until 1865.
As we arrived at Fort Sumter, the most startling realization is that it is much smaller than you would imagine. Standing in its center makes you realize there would be little room to hide and take cover from the cannonballs and artillery shells that fell within its walls, and the men who lived there must have been cramped ...
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