Thursday, 28 January 2010

Charlston


Its very nice. Everyone is very friendly. Its sunny but windy and cold so we are layering up. Mum's favorite type of road found over and over (example to the left), all trees heavy with spanish moss.

Today we went to the plantations nearby and admired a house that magically didnt get razed to the ground in 1865 but instead left almost in the same condition as it was built back in the 18th century. Then we admired a fantastic garden in another plantation whose house got razed but garden somehow survived. Lots and lots of camelias. Unfortunately for us the main flowering season are a few weeks away so we didnt see it in its prettiest state.

After a nice low country lunch we went to Mount Pleasant and checked out USS Yorktown, and aircraft carrier built in 1942 and used in WWII. We also checked out the submarine next to it, very cool to be allowed to walk through both ships and look and touch and feel.

Tomorrow we head northwards, to Raleigh, NC. Its supposedly colder than here so I am going to have to go shopping for a warmer jacket. Ah, what a shame...

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