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Travel Blogs from Charleston
... driver as we all drove downtown in the Sachmobile. Charleston is a cool laid back city. Seemed like the people there were either super rich or super poor. We wandered the streets and checked out the city market, where you can watch locals weave baskets. Today being September 11th the flags outside the custom and excise building were flying at half mast, and people had written messages of sympathy on the pavement.
... were "dolphin hunting!" Sure enough, right at the low tide mark, a couple dolphins arrived. They swam up and down the river for about 30 minutes, but we never saw them strand fish. The sign back at the parking lot said you had to stay 50 yards away from the dolphins or they would not come up on the bank, and the rest of the folks who had hiked there for the event apparently either had not read the info, or were totally disregarding it because they ...
... and the remaining 500 acres became a series of romantic gardens to visit for a small fee - it was the only way they could make money once all the slaves were gone.
The original two houses on the plantation were burnt to the ground by the Union army so the hunting cottage that was originally down stream was bought upstream on the Ashley River and placed on the foundations of the second house. This was the ...
... tourists doing the exact same! I daydreamed looking up at the porches, or piazzas, and soaked in the sunshine. Perfect afternoon.
My last morning in Charleston dawned a lovely sunny day where Laura kindly offered to take me with her to Boone Hall Plantation. This plantation started in 1681 and has passed through a few families each adding their own unique history to the place. The current building is the fourth mansion (two going to fire and the last torn down in ...
... Sleep Inn in Mount Pleasant, just outside of downtown Charleston .
We checked into our hotel which was great and then headed out to Shem Creek to find some dinner. A great meal at The Vickery and then back to relax after a long day on the road and wondering how our Saturday in Charleston would unfold.
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