Charleston - Days Inn Historic District
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After breakfast at our 'local', we headed north along the coast to Hilton Head. We weren't sure what it would look like, but knew there was a rather famous golf club and lighthouse. After a number of bridges, rivers full of reeds, beautiful homes (each with a private jetty) and the $1.25 toll (both ways which we found funny), we had arrived.
... but no gators. Saw "rainbow row" (houses painted the colours of the rainbow), the homes south of "Broad St" (lots of lovely homes along here), and some of the big homes on Battery Rd.. Late in the afternoon, we took a half hour city tour with 'Joey' (mules and wagon). It mostly focused on the business district since our tour didn't start until 4:45 and buggies aren't allowed ...
... quite low. Later though, patrons appeared from everywhere and as we discovered, love to meet foreigners with Australian accents.
Ted and I decided not to sing but the entertainment was going well regardless. Unfortunately the mood was shattered slightly when someone we met grabbed the wrong person on the backside, and a punch up nearly ensued. That's when we remembered we had an early start tomorrow! When we got back to the car, Ted even opened the car door for ...
... to be the only one working. I waited a while for coffee and complimentary breakfast (nothing special, raisin bran, yogurt, a bagel, and banana). We went on a boat to Fort Sumter, where the first shot of the Civil War happened. It was a comfortable boat ride out (about 20 minutes) and then we walked around the fort, and I walked a bit on the beach. Walked around a bit more, having an iced tea at Caviar and Bananas, and stopping at a few bookstores. ...
... there. We signed a faux Declaration of Independence! Our last stop in the city was the Heyward Washington House. We waited in the back and looked at the slave quarters and out buildings. Inside was another beautifully preserved home with furniture from the period. Some of the pieces took up entire walls. There was a library style book cabinet upstairs that was worth about 4 million! Washington rented this house for a week in 1791. We left Charleston and headed to Boone ...