BEST WESTERN Patriots Point
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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... grave somewhere on these sacred grounds and to think of the soldiers fighting here when we touched the mortar still stuck in the brick walls from the cannons.
By the way the first man to die in the Civil War, not from Confederate bombardment but on the day after, was U.S. Army Private Daniel Hough when the cannon he was loading, to be fired as part of a 100 gun surrender salute to the Stars and Stripes, exploded prematurely. The history tells many stories of shots ...
... see where the brave crews of the Hunley were buried. We then headed over to the Confederate burial section of the cemetery. There is nothing quite like roaming around a cemetery, soaking in the ambiance, and contemplating the meaning of life. I tried to imagine what the 1860’s looked like with the women draped in black crepe, never losing hope in the cause they believed regardless of the seemingly endless loss of life.
Next was the ...
... and we split the duck fat fries with garlic aioli. The pork was sweet and crispy, the kimchi was sour and pungent, the cucumbers, onions and cilantro added great freshness and the bread a great crunch, that is when you could actually taste them. I like spicy food but the wasabi mayo completely dominated the dish, both the wasabi flavor and the wasabi spiciness. The duck fat fries were delicious, super crispy with just a bit of gaminess and ...
... we could see coming from a distance. Luckily it wasn't a long shower, so we just drove around until it ended, and then parked near Market Street to do some more shopping. Evidently Charleston is known for the handmade sweetgrass baskets they make here, and there were plenty for sale. They were quite beautiful, and unexpectedly strong! After we had our fill of shopping we took a drive over to John's Island, where they have a Live ...
... army occupied it for 2 years, it's role in the slave trade , and it's role in the Civil war ( the first shots of the war were actually fired here.) It is a nice little museum with lots of personal insights through small objects. the badges worn by slaves to show their profession and the letter from the civil war soldier to his wife were especially Poignant .
It was now time for a late lunch and we found a super bistro near ...