Governor's House Inn
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Well Hing Ta was pretty good but the Manager/waiter was delightful. He told us that he always enjoyed going to Philly's Chinatown better than NYC.
Today after a meager breakfast, we left for Charleston, South Carolina, arriving 4 hrs later.
We are enjoying listening to The Racketeer by John Grisham as we drive.
In town we did a lot of walking, down King St ," South ...
... trying to find the way back to our Hotel.
Today, Saturday, we visited two more plantations up and down the Ashley River, Drayton Hall which still has the original house (the owner fooled the Yankees into thinking it was a smallpox hospital) and Magnolia Estates which, like the one we are staying at, lost the house but has extensive and beautiful gardens and swamps and more alligators.
This time of year with cloudless skies and a warm sun ...
... we started talking about going to Italy, and after much discussion, compromise, and a lot of hope, we will be leaving for Italy in three weeks. It doesn't seem possible that it is almost here! We have lots of hopes and dreams about what this trip will bring, we hope for some adventure, some great food, some GREAT wine, and some of the most beautiful views ...
On the way to Charleston we stop at Boone Hall Plantation, it was the summer house from the Notebook and has been in other movies and TV shows. Still an active plantation, their biggest crop is Mosquitos. Bird-sized Mosquitos. If anyone ever goes, take repellant and lots of it. We were eaten alive and at times I was worried I might be picked up and carried away Wizard of Oz style. Aside from ...
... wasn’t any smoke so I’m not sure exactly what was going on there, but there were people everywhere and trucks everywhere so it must have been something. It was too hot to stay standing on the sidewalk so I left and walked along King Street again and then relaxed in the hotel for a little bit as it was a hot day and my legs were sore. After an hour or so I left the hotel and walked to the Bay area which was very nice and the breeze was cool. However the Mosquito’s ...
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