Francis Marion Hotel
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... military most of the $25k per year for four years is discounted. We visit the church on site and go in for 15 minutes, Pat gives another rousing speech about when he was in charge and what he used to do to the recruits. He then goes onto a bit about the history of the college. After that we re board and continue around the city to a park and Battery street, overlooking the Harbour/Bay Area. These houses are Ten Million plus and are all for show really. In the past some ...
What a beautiful place! We loved Charleston! It is, of course, famous as the place where the Civil War started - at Fort Sumter - and also as the location for "Gone with the Wind".
It was settled by the English in 1670 and was named in honour of Charles II. (It was originally called Charlestown.) It prospered because of its rice and cotton plantations but also as a centre of the slave trade. It's quite a small place with about ...
... We also walked through the Medal of Honor Museum. There are five different walking tours. We had basically completed Tour #3 on the Flight Deck and Bridge. So we did Tours #1 & #2. Tour #1 was all the living and working areas. In the bakery we found the recipe for making 10,000 chocolate chip cookies. It called for 3 cups of vanilla! They sure didn't have much room to sleep, triple decked cots is how I would describe them. Tour #2 took us to the engine ...
... on the smaller side. The first time I went, it was just me. This time there were 12 of us on the tour. I even think the tour guide we had today, Tara, was the same one who was my first guide. The tour begins with information about the beginnings of the home and property. Drayton Hall was the showcase house for John Drayton and his vast holdings of either 47 or 147 (I can't remember which) different plantations! That's one ...
... it DID seem strange. So, I got permission from the driver to take a picture. Just wish I'd have thought to ask about the passenger. I'll always wonder.
Later, while sitting in our RV and sharing my experiences of the morning over a cup of coffee with Larry, the RV gave a sudden, very hard jolt. A very quiet spoken little old lady had just run into the entry steps to our RV with her car. Larry said to her " I think I can fix my steps but your car has ...