Market Pavilion Hotel
Travel Blogs from Charleston
... a great little bakery where M&L scoffed down a couple of huge slices of chocolate cake, myself and Les who are of course super health freaks (Our body's are our temple's) opted to only have a small single chocolate each.
Finished the day with a couple of beers in a sports bar where the Marshmeiers thrashed the Sachs at darts. I believe we have identified their weakness for all bar related activities. Dinner was had ...
... and the excitement of the dolphins, there was something else special about this place.....it was very subtle, very easy to miss. But there was something quieter, slower, something that spoke to me less of the elegant, elite South, and more of the everyday man working on and with the land and the sea, becoming a
part of it. The shrimp boats cleaning up for the day, the sea gulls circling around the boats, the marshlands stretching far and wide on one side of ...
... and just when we thought we were out of the construction we ran into traffic from an accident. But we finally were able to break from the grasp of Myrtle Beach and cruised down the open highway to our first historic site in the Charleston area, Charles Pinckney Historic Site (stamp stamp stamp!). In case you are wondering who Charles Pinckney was he is known as the forgotten signer of the Declaration of Independence. Seems like a ...
... rich. The home is now a beautiful garden with its own alligator swamp and tours that cover slavery or nature. We went on the slavery tour - our guide gave us a very informative talk on over 570 years of slavery and we got to see the original slave quarters. I won't go into the detail but the slavery trade was terrible, with the last country to outlaw slavery as late as 1981.
After the tour, we wandered around the beautiful gardens and then wandered through the swamp ...
... fishing, off leash dog park, bike
trails, playground, cottages, shuttle service to Charleston, playground area,
water splash area, kayak rentals and hiking trails through the marshes with
birds, turtles, alligators and geese.
The cost depends on the discounts you have Good Sam etc and others. Need to follow the directions from the
campground not your GPS. This is our
second visit to this park and we will return.