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Today was 19 degrees and overcast. The downside of this warm weather is that we are able to resume our morning walks, so we were out pounding the pavement for an hour and a quarter this morning. Not a very picturesque neighbourhood.
We are staying in North Charleston, so it took only about 15 minutes to drive into Charleston proper. It is a beautifully preserved smallish city, with free trolley buses doing several loops. It was ...
... West entering Charleston's harbor. On April 12, 1861, shore batteries under the command of General Pierre G. T. Beauregard opened fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in the harbor. After a 34-hour bombardment, Major Robert Anderson surrendered the fort, thus starting the Civil War.
Union forces repeatedly bombarded the city, causing vast damage, and kept up a blockade that shut down most commercial traffic, although some blockade runners got through. In a failed effort to break ...
... by the architect of the gardens at Versailles. Less landscaped are the slave burial grounds, where unknown numbers of enslaved workers and their freed descendants lie in unmarked graves. Nice evening at a jazz restaurant named Mecato. Ate good pizza and calamari while listening to a guitar and drums duo while we tried to figure out the rules of the gridiron game playing on the ...
... show family solidarity and pretend to be interested so that she can secretly admire these wonderful feats of human endeavour and design, without the world observing the ecstatic moments she has when in their presence. So, I enthused about the genius involved in the construction of this long earth dam with an impressive series of concrete spillways to cope with the regular floods of the Savannah River. The flooding problem for downstream towns like Augusta ...
... pub.. YAY! We decided to have a little bit of food - big mistake.. YUCK! And, like many other pubs in the USA, this pub was attached/ affiliated to a micro brewery. I don't mind trying new beers, but half of them are ales, and I am more of a lager girl myself.. So a pale ale it was!
The rain passed and we continued on our way, walking to the end of the peninsula and back. We had every intention of getting one of the street cars back, but we made it ...
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