I think I'm in love...............................
Trip Start Sep 10, 2013
34Trip End Apr 18, 2014
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With Charleston, SC! Well maybe not LOVE due to the mess my hair has been these last few days (thank you 85% humidity), and the very bad case of sugar ants we picked up (Uh oh),… but major LIKE for sure!
Charleston, the Holy City….We toured Downtown Charleston. It is quirky, old, interesting, and beautiful. I know, I know.. I’m obsessed with homes.. But who wouldn’t be with the rich history, the preserved architecture and details of these antebellum beauties. I took a few pics to show some of the details and history behind these homes. While visiting the downtown area, the bells of St Philips Episcopal Church chimed throughout the day. It made us stop just to listen. We passed the cobblestone street which was the main dropping off point for Africans to be sold as slaves
We visited a plantation and got a very good lesson on black history and specifically the Gullah Geechee people who are the descendants of the enslaved Africans. They have their own Creole influenced language, they are master basket weavers and they are proud of the traditions they have managed to carry on.
We indulged my latest fascination with cemeteries and visited one of the oldest (and slightly creepiest) here in Charleston.
We spent some time wandering around Patriots Point where the SS Yorktown is docked.
Finally, we took a drive through James Island State Park that has a 3 mile long drive filled with nothing but Christmas light displays
Bottom line is, I find all this stuff so very interesting and really wish I had paid more attention in my history class!! Our pictures (of which there are many) will have a lot of details behind our visit here. While some of you may have been to a lot of these places we are visiting, and while possibly you all know the history of these places, this is all new to me, so my pictures and stories are all through a very old baby’s eyes!!
Yes, I’m definitely in love…… with Charleston AND this traveling thing we are doing!
Next stop…Savannah Georgia…I can hardly contain myself!!
PS. as I write this, it is sooo humid, my grapes in a bowl are sweating!!
PPS. They serve hushpuppies down here with everything…Honey has decided he does not like hushpuppies! Or collards or fried green tomatoes!