Lowndes Grove Plantation
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- Free parking
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We were both so hungover but i needed to get to my train, and Michelle had class to go to so we got in the car and squeezed in a quick brekky at a pretty outrageous southern diner. The waitresses had pigtailed hair and wore checkered red and white long sleeve shirts under their blue overalls!
As i hadn't seen much of the city, we did a little driving tour on the way to the train station, which sufficed for me ...
... a plantation. So spent the afternoon at the Middleton Place plantation. https://www.middletonplace.org/ Went on a tour of the home and heard the history of the plantation. The whole civil war thing was pretty devastating to a lot of places, including Middleton. (Kind of an understatement, huh?) Talked about how they lost money, property, etc. And how a later generation rebuilt the plantation. I really enjoyed walking around there, seeing ...
Yesterday we went to see Fort Sumter where the first shot of the Civil War took place. We had to take a ferry out to the fort as it is on a little island in the Charleston Bay. It was used during the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. After we got back from there we toured the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier which is docked ...
... was immediately claustrophobic, but I kept telling this was big! She should try going on a submarine...To her credit she climbed right down about 5 or 6 levels right down into the engine room. I find all this stuff fascinating, heavy machinery and so on, but of course it's a boy thing. I took pity of her quickly and went up to check out the flight deck to get some open air. It was right on sunset, so we both enjoyed a good long walk from one end to the other. ...
... pick up times, and decided to walk back.
We headed out again for dinner - this time a Lebanese place. We were a little concerned, but it turned out to be all ok... until after about 5 beers worth of time, then they started playing just a bit too much Rihanna and Katy Perry for our liking, and so a little inebriated, we jumped in a cab back to the hotel.
The next morning we knew that we had a easy drive, and so took our time... Ah, ...