I thought I’d show a few more photos from our trip to Charleston.
Mr. strivingcynic and I wanted to go to a plantation. As I was looking over possibilities, there was one that not only had a lot to offer (house, grounds, tours, programs), it was close by, and we had coupons to knock the price off the admission. And we liked the “tree lined road” into the plantation.
The trees were described as oak trees, but mr. sc and I had to say, they didn’t look like oak trees as we knew them (what’s all that hanging stuff?)!
The house tour was brief (it’s still owned privately, so only 5 rooms on the bottom floor are open).
There were also slave cabins close to the house and the history of slavery at the plantation was discussed in the programming and exhibit narrative.
One of the facts that came up as we toured? Weeks before, the open air “barn” area of Boone Plantation was where the wedding of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively took place! I was walking in celebrity wedding footsteps!
We also decided to take the ferry to Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began. It’s an island, and I couldn’t get over how small it is. It’s basically just the fort and a museum.
One fun thing I couldn’t get a good picture of were the dolphins swimming around the boat. They were fun to watch! Although, I would have a mild moment of panic when just a fin would appear somewhere…
Once we got to the fort, the ranger there gave an interesting lecture about the history of the war at Fort Sumter and the differences between different types of cannons.
There really was a lot to do and see in Charleston. I would definitely be happy to go back.
Have you had any “brushes” with celebrity? Where have you visited that you’d like to go see again?