Econo Lodge North Charleston
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... and probably the most famous of the plantations and we paid $20/person toget in, all inlusive. The oak lined world famos avenue (planted in 1743) leading up to the mansion as majestic and stately as I remembered it and the boys too. Apparently it took 200 years for the trees to meet overhead to formthe present day scenic corridor that leads up to the mansion. First we ate. Sat in yne car and finished off the Christmas ham and then we ventured out to the ...
... over the day paddocks so the cows can cool off while chewing their cuds.The heat means our NZ type rye grasses cannot survive, in spite of plenty of water, so Bermuda Grass is the preferred variety, with the better strains being "sprigged" into existing pastures of largely poor type Bermuda and Crab Grass. This works reasonably well, but demands good management to sustain the good type.
We found the cows in reasonable condition, the grass supply good, ...
... Today we had our first American biscuits. We've been looking forward to them after some failed attempts to make biscuits and sausage gravy at home. We called in to a chain called Bojangles where they specialise in chicken and biscuits. England, we need to start making them, they're ace! They are somewhere in the middle of a batch and a scone with a buttery taste and a texture reminiscent of a buttered potato cake. Gorgeous stuff. Also, got take out BBQ tonight. We need that in England ...
... my old SAIC days.
Our next trip was a boat ride out to Fort Sumter where the first shots were heard, which started the Civil War. Enjoyed the history lesson from the spot where it all started. You can feel the history all around the Fort and when it was quiet hear the canon fire!
The city has a great feel with the Southern charm, water and some great restoration of historic ...
... red ant nest and getting bitten half to death as I took a picture of the stadium, we quickly left the city no sooner had we arrived, with just time for a quick stop of at a Krystal for drink, some fries and a lemon pie (although service was far from speedy by the Rhianna lookalike).
No time to stop at Hilton Head so we set the sat-nav to take us to one of the restaurants as featured in 'Man vs Food' hoping to find ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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