Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring Break 2013 - Charleston



The trip for Spring Break this year was to Charleston, South Carolina. I had been told by many it was great; and they were right. Charleston ranks up there in the top sites I have visited in the United States. It was another fun-packed trip by the girls. In the five days that we were there, we experienced all the following:

Four plantations – Boone Hall, Drayton Hall, The Charleston Tea Plantation, and Middleton Plantation
Six Historical homes
A 3 ½ walking historical tour of the city with Ed Gamball – Rainbow Row, Battery Park
The Market
Two Forts – Fort Moltrie and Fort Sumter
Two Museums – The Slave Museum and The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
The Angel Oak – two times
Two neighboring towns -  Beaufort and Sullivan Island
The bridge - Arthur Ravenal Bridge
Citadel
Rainbow Row

Pineapple Fountain


Drayton Hall

Boone Plantation


Some our trips food is not important, but this one was different. We did have one good meal per day. I ate seafood at a well-known restaurant in the area every day. Another slight difference that got me in trouble was that I noticed that we did spend more time this trip looking for our personal things – keys, cameras, glasses, tickets, etc. 

As I always say, I am so blessed to have the opportunity to travel and to learn history. It is a shame that I just can’t remember all the wonderful details and facts I hear on each of our journeys. Also I am fortunate to travel with my sister and a good friend. What great memories.