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... heavy, and I walked out with a heavy heart trying to incorporate what I just learned into my current research. Out in the beautiful world of Charleston we meandered the streets and found the cemetery where John C. Calhoun was buried. It always amazes me how wandering can lead to the most perfect places. After awhile we made our way back to the hotel.
Friday night we met the bride and groom and some of their friends and family at Red's Ice House. ...
... plantations. We had previously been to the Point of No Return on Ill de Gorgee where thousands of black humans were enslaved and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean to eventually end up in smaller slave markets like this one here in Charleston. Here in the neighborhood of beauty that was old southern homes, stood an innocent looking reminder of our dark past.
Walking back into town we passed a water fountain that was unremarkable except that it was located in the ...
... heat it up with, so we are enjoying a relaxing evening in on our last night of the trip. We have seen so much this week.....pretty much everything the girls were interested in seeing, (and maybe a little more!) Tomorrow we head north, back to the capital of the Confederacy. And if we encounter some of that unseasonably cool Richmond weather we have been having this summer, I PROMISE I will not complain! Thanks for following me once again on this travel blog!
... Walked the streets of downtown Charleston. A haven for sweet lovers - old candy shops, new candy shops, fudge, ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, bakeries, chocolate. You name it, they have it. But the town was interesting with history and old buildings. Did manage to have a nice dinner on a roof top patio overlooking the market before the rain came again.
Stopped for more supplies, back to camp for a beverage and off to bed.
... deck and engine room. The flight deck
was a great place to cool off and get some good views of Charleston and
the harbor. The Yorktown serves a Navy style lunch in the CPO Galley.
We could not get the lunch because of our Fort Sumter tour, but it
looked like they were serving meatballs with gravy and some other
stuff. Probably delicious. After the Yorktown, we toured the USS
Laffey, a destroyer that was part of the ...