Governor's House Inn
Travel Blogs from Charleston
... luckily cleared while we were there. Not much to see, some remains of the fort that was the starting point of the Civil war. Hard to imagine when you see Charleston now what it was like at the end of the war in 1865 when the city was mostly in ruins.
Annoying delay on our train to Savannah, we arrived about 2 hours later than scheduled but it was great to see Chris and Richard who had arrived the evening before.
... them go ahead. Disgusting. We could get later flights. They could not get a later ship. I really hope they got there.
Tip of the day: Book separate flights, rather than connecting and leave some serious time in-between.
Tour: Palmetto Carriage Works Bus & Boat Combo $22
The guide knew his stuff about the notable people and homes in Charleston, along with some interesting snippets about the historical structure of houses ...
... I noticed a limo parked in front of the store - a Walmart store, remember. It was a long black limo ! I don't know about you, but that seemed most peculiar to me. By now, we've been in a lot of Walmart stores across this country and have never seen a limo parked in front - at the entrance to the pharmacy, no less - with a black cap driver standing beside his limo. I suppose it could have been one of the Waltons ( the Walmart owners ) or a major share holder. ...
... fridge and everything, we slept in her bed. It's not like she rents it regularly. We were only the second people to take over her house. It felt odd, but a nice change from one hotel room after another.
The lady who owns the house clearly has a big spiritual side, and decorated it very peacefully, with lots of colour and a very 60's funky feel. She is a cool young African American woman who owns a fresh juice bar just down the street, and as part of ...
... and used to store arms and ammunition, it was converted to The Citadel when the school was founded in 1842.
Citadel cadets who lived, learned and drilled in the building in which we are staying were responsible for firing the first shots upon Fort Sumter, which commenced the War Between the States.
From 1865 to 1881, the Citadel was closed as Union troops occupied the building during Reconstruction. The college later moved from here to its current location ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking