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Dec 19, 2018 - Charleston Day 2

Marley slept very well all night after all that walking and so we did also. Today we took a ride into Charleston, found a parking place around the City Market Place, and went for a walk through the market and the nearby streets. Later on we went back to Mt. Pleasant to have dinner at Red's Icehouse. We had been there years ago and decided to find the location once again. We went early to try to avoid as much traffic everywhere, as possible. Getting to the restaurant and back wasn't too much of a problem. However, Wednesday must be busier...

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Winter2018-2019

Dec 18, 2018 - Charleston, SC

Yesterday we made the trip down US-17 through the hub bub of Myrtle Beach and then through the peaceful countryside below Georgetown and into the total traffic chaos of Mt. Pleasant and Charleston. We made our way across the Ravenal Bridge and across Charleston to James Island County Park. It was a total of 127 miles done in about 4 hours. We've got a secluded, pull-through site here. It's been a sunny, warm, beautiful day but rain is expected for tomorrow and Thursday. The Holiday Light Show begins at 5:30 so we're advised to be in the...

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Winter2018-2019

Apr 29, 2018 - Charleston, SC

Since we had spent a lot of time in New Orleans and Savannah exploring the historic areas, we decided to do Charleston a little differently, so we booked a harbor tour on the Carolina Belle. The one and a half hour live narrated tour included up-close views of Charleston's Battery Row (with it's beautiful mansions), Fort Sumter, the Arthur Ravenel cable-stayed bridge, Patriots Point and more. We had a few dolphin sightings along the way and learned a lot about the history of Charleston. After the tour, we decided to check out Charleston's...

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Spring 2018 Travels

Jan 27, 2018 - Charleston

We had an excellent breakfast in the hotel, maybe because it’s the weekend but it was the busiest hotel so far. We spent some time walking around the battleship, North Carolina, at Wilmington. We didn’t go on the tour because have been there done that but it was cool to see how it looks like they just backed it into a sliver of water just a little bit wider then the ship. We then drove to Myrtle beach but were a bit disappointed. We seen the coast and beach but the stores along the coast are so junkie and tackie. We did spend quite a bit of...

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Nov 1, 2017 - Birding CawCaw Park, Baseball

Date: November 1, 2017 Tonight’s Location: Charleston/Mt. Pleasant Weather: sunny, beautiful Temperature: start 59º High 74º Wildlife count: Alligator, Rabbit, Squirrel Year List: 362 Birds: Scarlet Tanager, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Brown Thrasher, White-throated Sparrow, Wood Duck, Winter Wren, Clapper Rail, Brown-headed Nuthatch Randy and Fran picked us up this morning and we went out for breakfast at another of their favorite places. I enjoyed Eggs Benedict southern style, with fried green tomatoes – excellent. Randy took us out to Caw...

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Eastern fun trip

Oct 31, 2017 - Birding and touring Charleston

Date: October 31, 2017 Tonight’s Location: Charleston, SC Weather: sunny Temperature: start 52º High 75º Wildlife count: Red Squirrel, Dolphins Year List: 354 Birds: American Oystercatcher Randy and Fran picked us up this morning, and we birded Patriot’s Point, which was lots of fun – we were all puzzled by several different birds, which makes it more fun with the four of us. We then had lunch, John enjoying local shrimp, and Fran and I split both crab cakes and shrimp and grits, a local favorite – WOW it was really good!!! Next, Randy...

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Eastern fun trip

Oct 30, 2017 - Birding with Randy and Fran

Date: October 30, 2017 Tonight’s Location: Mt. Pleasant/Charleston Sleep Inn Mileage: End - 23318 Start - 23143 Total Miles for the day: 175 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 41º High 59º Wildlife count: Red Squirrel Year List: 353 Birds: Wood Stork After a good breakfast at the Best Western, we drove down to Huntington Beach State Park, where Randy and Fran drove to meet us. We had a great time birding together and even got to see a few Wood Storks. As we were all getting hungry, we had a very late lunch at the Riverside Inn in...

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Eastern fun trip

May 25, 2017 - Globemasters over Charleston

Breakfast in the courtyard this morning, and its P's birthday. The weather fine and forecast to stay that way. We spent the morning doing more exploring around the old town. We wandered through the market and watched the people making traditional baskets from local lowlands grasses. We also sampled some local salted caramel and did a little shopping Then it was back to the Slave Market - not a pleasant experience when one thinks about what happened there in the past. J, C and P got talking to a local African American - he lived nearby and...

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May 25, 2017 - Some people don't like bats!

Had a lovely meal at FIG near the hotel. Then walked to the Cisterrn yard (part of the uni) to see Dee Dee. The chairs were arranged under huge live oak trees with Spanish Moss hanging from them. C started talking to a lady from North Carolina while we waited in the queue. In ten minutes they had exchanged their life stories! sigh..... The concert was great. Dee Dee is a jazz singer, but tonight she did soul and blues inspired by Memphis. It was very enjoyable and the sight of bats overhead didn't cause any problems! We leave for NY in the...

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May 24, 2017 - Tornados on our tails

The day dawned fine after yesterday's storms. After breakfasting, J went out to take a few photos along the waterfront, and C had a snooze. P met up with J and they went off to the post office to buy a box ( for packing purposes) . After a final pack up and loading of the car we departed and made for the Mercer Williams House in Bull st. It is a restored residence - originally built for Gen Mercer between 1860 and 1868 ( interrupted by the civil war) - restored in 1969 by Jim Williams. He was responsible for restoring /saving over 50...

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May 19, 2017 - Mt. Pleasant, SC

April 24, 2017. We stopped in Cross City, FL and had a nice visit with our friends Bobby and Rainey Davis for a couple of days and then continued on to Mt. Pleasant, SC. Visited with Karen and her friend, Joe and with our grandson, Chris. It was great to spend some time with them before heading out on our extended road trip. Everyone doing fine. We also visited with Don's cousin, Merline and her husband, Ken. Good to get caught up with family.

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May 16, 2017 - May 16, 2017 – Charleston, South Carolina

May 16, 2017 – Charleston, South Carolina I missed the 9:30 tour of Fort Sumter by about 5 minutes. There had been a traffic accident as well as road construction which made me miss the boat. I spent the next 2 hours in the museum. I bought a couple of things in the museum store and got my stamps for the National Park Passport. I took these back to the car so that I didn’t have to lug them around. When I got to the car, I got an unpleasant surprise. I had a flat tire. And, I mean a really flat tire. I didn’t have time to deal with it right...

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