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... even on a dreary day.
I started off at the Visitor Center. I find this to be a great place to park and make as your base for exploring Charleston. Parking is not free, but is a maximum of $16 per day and all other parking areas seem to be similarly priced. Plus you are then where the free trolleys all stop and there are restrooms and people to help you plan your day. I asked about indoor activities and the lady gave me a ...
... Bill was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Terry did a quick tour of the submarine USS Clamagore while I sat in the sun birdwatching. (The local pelicans are brown and dull). We finished off with a quick tour of the USS Laffey, the destroyer 'that would not die' after all the hits it took from the Japanese during WW11. I learned a lot more about kamikaze aircraft than I needed to.
All that was a bit exhausting, so we came home and had a sleep.
... there was also a live presentation of the gullah culture. drayton house was the other plantation that we went to. it is the only one with the orginal house on it (about 300 years old). it was not furnished. the architecture was interesting. and outside a tour guide was presenting disturbing history facts about slave life.
we explored historic downtown charleston by foot and horse and carriage, and car. i can ...
... I have added. The weather is in the +30C most days and is adding to the relaxing atmosphere. Tomorrow the group starts to split up with people parting, going north and south etc... all part of the travellers experience - the moment is all that counts and tomorrow never comes... I do not know how long I will be here, but Savannah, Nashville and Atlanta might be calling before I make my way to Miami before the end of the month... I hope you are all well and happy. Thinking of you all x x ...
... a closer look at the USS Yorktown docked at the Patriot's Point Naval museum and a lighthouse which was once on dry land and used during the civil war. The lighthouse now sits in the middle of the Cooper river.
No father's day is complete without a fabulous meal and we were not disappointed. We stepped off the Thriller and walked up the steps to Vickery's ...
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