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Saturday, 22 March 2014


I made so many notes of things to see in and around Charleston – much more than we had time for even though we had 5 nights there.  For instance, we missed the

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site:  663 acres:  500 Old Towne Rd:  $7.50:  17th cent costumed guides tend crops (indigo, rice, cotton) fire cannons & muskets.   Informal English gardens, Animal Forest . . .

and the

Cypress gardens:  52 Monks Corner:  24 miles north of Charleston:   163 acres:  flat-bottom boats, footpaths, alligators, woodpeckers, otters, owls etc., reptile center, aquarium, aviary, butterfly house:   $10,  Great in March

Never mind, we trucked, 
saw as much as we could take, and had a grand ol' time!
at the Charleston Museum

Rainbow Row:  these Georgian houses are
“a favorite subject of artists”

the Calhoun Mansion
 where they filmed that Patrick Swayze movie, “North and South"

irresistible fountains

including the "pineapple"

All this touring about required exceptional fuel:

raw oysters at the Amen Restaurant

Beef cheek tartare at the Two Boroughs Restaurant

And then, there was . . .

HUSK: the restaurant that gave Nicole and me our best evening meal:

Nicole had the most amazing pork ever!

  I had catfish on smoky grits  -- it was the first time I truly enjoyed grits.

Bryan’s chicken was nice, too; just not sensational.

That’s not everything we saw or did or ate, but I hope you’ve got the general idea . . .

Charleston’s a cool place for a family holiday!