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... to the Battery area. So much renovation of amazing stately homes. Saw bumper sticker, Gut Fish, not Houses.
From Bay St. we could see Fort Sumter way in the distance. We passed on the shuttle boat to take us out there, but we visited the Museum. So much history.
Tomorrow we plan to make the 15 minute drive to Folly Beach, hoping to capture a Pat Conroy feeling.
Our drive south from New Canaan was surprisingly trouble free. We got mobile phone coverage back in the first hour, the bridges at New York were free, probably because a lot of people stayed home, the only thing that was causing others problems was the shortage of gas/petrol. Queues at the service stations on the New Jersey Turnpike were over a mile to get into them to fill up but our hire car started full so it didn't bother us. A phone call to US Airways and ...
... I took a drive out to one of the many plantation houses dotted about. This one was called The Magnolia Plantation. They used slaves to produce rice amongst other things. The grounds were much bigger than I imagined. Took a guided tour of the grounds on one of those train on wheels things. There was only me and one family on board. The guide was excellent. He told how hard life was for the slaves, and how much hard work was involved planting and harvesting the ...
Phew! What an incredible journey this has been with the students, and we haven't even left yet! Mme Van Dyck and Mme Decker have spent the winter and spring meeting with all ten voyageuses in preparation for the summer experience. ...
After leaving Gary and Caroline's we head back down the Atlantic Coastline. Travelling as far as Charleston I am intrigued by the colonial architecture and we decide to spend the night so we can look around for part of a day before we head on to Alabama. Again, a hotel is less expensive than a campground! BOO HOO--a nice hot bath and pizza in hits the spot! The buildings here ...
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