Francis Marion Hotel
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... off the coast of Florida. After lunch we went to see Fort Menendez with many exhibits and displays about the Spanish period, as well as a Native American village. The day ended on a lighter note with a visit to the St. Augustine Distillery. They make bourbon, gin and vodka. We toured the distillation room before entering the tasting room. At the end of the visit we purchased a bottle of vodka and a bottle of gin, which we ...
... exhibits are interactive for kids. The walking paths are all very even surfaces, which makes for a great visit as you can look around you and not down at your feet to watch for roots or cracks in the pavement. One trail leads to the animal forest, where you can see animals that would have been native to the area at the time the settlers first arrived here in 1670. Renee and I walked through here last time and I did not do ...
... tipping. Everyone has their hand out.
Drove back into town for a tour of Calhoun Mansion, built in 1876, with 35 rooms and 23 fireplaces, chandeliers by Tiffany and rooms stuffed with antiques, it is truly remarkable.
This morning's rain and cloud lifted and it was a beautiful day, about 22 degrees. Further north there is another snow storm and we are glad to be out of this one.
We left Wilmington with intentions of touring the USS North Carolina battleship docked across the river from downtown. I was pretty excited to check out the battleship but Kaitlyn was not too enthused, she was pretty happy when one of us decided their headache and upset stomach was a bit too much for walking around in the sun. So we set out for Charleston with our first stop at a Bojangles on the way proving to be the perfect cure for a headache ...
... their balconies and porches on the side to take advantage of the cool breezes from the harbour. We ate our Subway lunch in Waterfront Park on the Charleston side so we got to see the other half of the harbour from where we were the night before. Charleston had been fairly quiet all morning and the only other tourists we had seen had been those on the horse drawn carriage rides. After lunch they were starting to appear though and it was getting a bit too hot for us so we ...