Barksdale House Inn
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... submarine and was commissioned in June 1945. She spent her 30 year career operating out of Key West, Charleston and New London. She was decommissioned in 1975.
After lunch we boarded boat for the 30 minute narrated cruise to Fort Sumter. Fort Sumter is a National Monument located in Charleston Harbor and is a Third System masonry sea fort. The fort is best known as the site upon which the shots that started ...
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"why would you do that?" I asked. She paused a minute and replied, “Southern hospitality. Just southern hospitality. And I really like people to see and do the things they want to while they are here.”
It was December 24. We were at the information desk at the Visitor Center in Charleston. We'd seen a lot of great things in the city but loving music and ...
... trusty navigator, and against all odds, we found the place. Now, a 9/16" reverse threaded bolt in the design that Graeme needed is not a common off the shelf item, so we all traipsed expectantly into the business, merely to see the expression on Graeme's face when he found his treasure. Alas, all we saw was disappointment when he was told that they had no such bolt in stock. But, disappointment turned to hope for poor Graeme when he was told that there was ...
... to say that we fit right in by the afternoon. Sadly, the budget does not stretch to dashing white suits, I'm not capable of growing the appropriate handlebar moustache, and we had no time to test the accents at the local saloon. Charleston's loss.
At the end of the district, we reached the Atlantic Ocean for the first time since we were in Paraty, Brazil at the end of May! Personally, this prompted some reflection on the route we'd taken since then and everything ...
... had begun.
The trip was well worth it. Fort Sumter was impressive, mostly in the fact that it is still standing. The Union bombarded the Fort for nearly two years. They said at once the walls stood 55 feet, Al and I estimated that is now 12 feet. There are cannon balls still stuck in walls and other remnants of the war. It was strange - as a Yankee - to experience this history. Is it something I am proud of? Not at all. But the saying ...
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