Barksdale House Inn
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... talk tour booked about the Civil War with Jack Thompson, a historian who has written a book and endeavours to set the mood by having us think as if it was 1860. We walk down Chalmers St, with its cobblestones, gas lights, brick buildings and slate footpaths and he shows us photos of buildings here and on the Promenade that have the exact facade they did in 1860 and this is because the South lost the civil war and there was no money to make changes to anything. ...
... out. It had plenty of songs on the song list and we wondered how it could know all the words to the many tunes it sang. It is not a bad way to wake up.
We had breakfast and took Harley for a nice walk before getting the coach ready to depart. Bill drove by in his golf cart as we were getting the Jeep hooked up. He called me over and said he noticed my generator was running and asked why, thinking there may have been a problem with ...
... single" houses have narrow street frontages with the front door giving into a porch running South/West to catch the breeze. There are some enormous houses owned by the plantation owners, very small gardens, all their land being back on the plantation, but very deep. What they wanted most was to be cool and to catch any breeze off the rivers. Our trip actually lasted about two hours and was fascinating, you could spend days walking ...
... on your face shows sheer contentment.
Once again, leaving the Interstate highways for the scenic route we were not disappointed. Beautiful rural areas were abundant, the absence of traffic was a blessing, life is great.
For the entrepreneur we found some "fixer uppers" along the way.
With some imagination perhaps the finished product would add some rope carving around these doorways.
The first flag for ...
Today I took a drive south on Highway 17 to check out Hunting Island State Park, which is south of Beaufort on Highway 21. The entrance fee is $5 per person and then an extra $2 if you want to climb the lighthouse. It was a drizzly morning, but I started off with a climb up the 167 steps to the top of the lighthouse. The view was nice, but probably would be even better on a clear ...