Lowndes Grove Plantation
Travel Blogs from Charleston
... city. Unlike where we are staying.
My photos aren't well labelled tonight, as I'm a little tired. I would have liked to put their addresses and construction date. Will try to do it another time.
PS Seamus texted last night to say he and Paddy are in Ireland. Staying in Cork, from whence several of their ancestors were sent to Botany Bay. On their father's side. I suspect they will enjoy themselves there.
... were long and it took a little longer to board the free transportation than we would have like. No one wanted to walk the half mile to the US Ft. Sumpter Park Building, so we waited and caught the next DASH transportation. Although we would end up passing our destination, we first would go through a brief part of the town. This small side trip started us thinking of the beauty of the city and a need to be able to also visit the city before we left this port. The DASH left us within ...
Down by the Riverside....... Today can be summed up with Plantation melodies. A super awesome bucket listed day....visit a working plantation in the south and hear gospel music at night in a historical church. The visit to the Boone Hall plantation was very, very good. A 10/10 or more, if I could give bonus points! Spanning four centuries this plantation is America's oldest working plantation. Once known for cotton, pecans and indigo, the cash crops are now heirloom vegetables ...
... ride through town and got some learnin done. Do
you know why there are 2 sets of stairs leading into homes and churches
etc?? It's because ladies could not show their ankles and lifting
their hoop skirts to go up the stairs would expose them. It was OK to
show cleavage, but no ankles. So the men used one set, the ladies the
other. I also learned that a balcony with the door closed meant there
was nudity there ...
... my way through Costa Rica and finish out in Panama. Hopefully, I will be able to end with a boat trip out of the San Blas Islands in Panama to Colombia, if time and funds allow.
At first this was going to be a solo trip, but as I've spread the word to friends looks like it won't be solo at all and I have several amigos meeting up with me along the way. Very excited about that! I ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking