The next day again we left at the same time in the early morning and drove pretty much continuously to Charleston, SC. We wanted to get as much driving out of the way so we would have some time for sight-seeing. So we arrived about 3pm and after checking into our (wonderful) hotel in the historic district went to have a look around. We took a carriage ride tour of the area and although it was not very informative we got to see an overview of the area in the short amount of time that we had. It was a colonial city, but their main pride has to do with the Confederacy and most of what's in the historic district was all built by slaves while plantation owners were making money off of rice, indigo, and later, cotton. Anyway, we "had" to return to the hotel, because they have a complementary wine and cheese hour and who wants to miss that? Speaking of the hotel, it was a historic inn and really nice, old fashioned style on the inside (yet totally modernized, with flat screen t.v. inside a cabinet, wifi etc); our room was two stories (!) Then we went to dinner to try some "Southern" food. It was all really good but super fatty (everything either fried, or with butter, or with heavy cream or all of those).
|touring Charleston, SC|
|Boone Plantation, Mt. Pleasant|