Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District
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A few weeks ago an unexpected invitation came. A trip to Charleston to attend #rangerwedding, and do some fun historical sightseeing. This invitation came from a colleague. I was initially concerned about traveling with someone I really didn't know but I quickly realized that fear was a stupid reason not to go.
10 am on Thursday, …
Today, Wed 2 April, we spent the day at Patriots Point touring USS Yorktown, USS Laffey, USS Clamagore and a boat ride out to Fort Sumter.
We toured the Destroyer USS Laffey first. It is named for Seaman Bartlett Laffey, a Civil War Medal of Honor recipient and for the first USS Laffey sunk at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. The second Laffey was commissioned 8 February 1944. While operating off Okinawa ...
... and vegetables). If that sounds a little excessive, that's because it was. But it was all so good! And, because I'm healthy and conscious of what I eat, I skipped the peanut butter pie for dessert. Anyway, enough about food. I can get a little preoccupied with food, and forget that there's a town outside the restaurant.
As we're only human, we needed to crash into bed straight after dinner. Greyhound buses are not the best place for a good night's sleep. When we ...
... The next day after a splendid breakfast curtesy of my galant host Miriya, we went up to the mountains to Dollywood and Pigeon Forge. We stayed at a motel in Pigeon Forge but wanted to go see Gatlinburg for the evening, and after trying to work out the public transit system we gave up and took the car through the forest to Gatlinburg.
Man. What a pretty town, It is plenty commercialised,but not in the same way as ...
... in the world. It is that good!!! And my main reason for visiting was that the exterior of this Plantation house had been used in The Notebook. Calhoun Mansion was the interior that was Rachel McAdams summer house in the film, and Boone Hall was the exterior and quite a bit of filming took place here outside so it was wonderful to see it for that, but also because it is just so beautiful a house as well.
On a side note, other productions have also filmed here over the years. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCourtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District
Nice place to stay in the historic district of Charleston. It's located conveniently at the corner of Meeting Street and Council Street. We parked the car ($17 per day), and walked to all the places we wanted to go and see. Even toting Alice Ann's shopping bags, the walk was not bad.
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