Horse Tour, Beidler Forest, and Rosemary B&B

Trip Start Mar 29, 2013
Trip End Apr 05, 2013

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Where I stayed
Rosemary Inn North Augusta
Read my review - 5/5 stars
What I did
Classic Carriage Tours Charleston
Read my review - 4/5 stars

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

This morning we went on a horse and carriage tour with a black percheron horse, named Elwood. A few facts about the horse tours in Charleston are that they are the largest provider of carriage tours in the nation and that the city assigns horse routes with a bingo machine. They must do this so that the horses don't congest traffic and are always on different routes. Go to for more interesting facts. 

  After our tour, we left the Ansonbrough Inn to go to a small region called North Augusta. On the way, we stopped at Beidler National Forest, This is actually a swamp forest/boardwalk. My father and I were hoping to see an alligator but no such luck. We did however see 2 snakes , 4 turtles and some birds.  It was an interesting place to visit and admire nature. We also found a piece of cotton in a cotton field near the road we were on

When we reached North Augusta we stayed at the Rosemary Inn,, which was the home of the man who founded Augusta. Many famous people like Mark Twain, Henry Jackson, Henry Ford, Robert Lincoln, and Harvey Firestone stayed at the building when it was owned by the founder of Augusta (James Oglethorpe). The owners have done well to incorporate period style furnishings to maintain the look and feel of the old days (no TVs here!). 

We were given by the owners of the Inn a list of good restaurants to eat at and we chose an oddly sounding one... Bees Knees! We had small platters of food, called tapas, that added up to be about one meal. After our small dinner, we went for a walk on a historical trail but we had to cut it short due to safety reasons. Augusta is also the location of the famous golf championship called the Masters. It must get busy around then.

We returned to the Inn where we relaxed and prepared for a good nights sleep. ZZZZZZ!!!

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