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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Part 2... But part 1 of Charleston on our Anniversary road trip

Our next destination after staying at the foot of the mountains of TN was Charlston SC.
Our hotel was on one side of this bridge, Charleston on the other side.
We stayed 3 nights in Charleston, each morning we woke up and took a walk, 
one day we walked nearly all the way across. 

It was a beautiful sight with the Cooper river on both side, which eventually flows into the Atlantic, and the city of Charleston in the foreground,  we even caught a glimpse of a couple of dolphins.

Sunny skies and mid 70's seemed about perfect for our sight-seeing days.

Fort Sumter was on the agenda for our 1st day in Charleston
My guy like to read all the detail while this girl looks around for photo opportunities.
(That's how we roll)

Just off the South Carolina coast lays an island fortification that is rich with American history. 
This man-made structure in the middle of Charleston Harbor is credited with 
having had the 1st shots of the Civil War.
The original fort had walls that were 5 ft. thick, and they stood 50 feet tall.

The only way to the fort is by Ferry or personal water craft.

Fort Sumter was designed to house 650 men and 135 guns in three tiers of gun emplacements, 
although it was never filled near it's full capacity.  (Wikipedia)

Them were some big cannon's

Did I mention it was very windy this day???

There are several areas in the fort walls where unexploded shells still remain.
Pretty interesting stuff, Fort Sumter was well worth our time.

Stay tuned for day 2 in Charleston....

4 comments:

  1. What an interesting place to visit. I look forward to learning more about this region.

    I'm like you, always looking for photo opps while Randy is reading all of the historical detail, just like Rick.

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    1. We have a lot of things in common and so do our husbands :)

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  2. Love the pics! And hearing about your fun trip 😊

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    1. :) Still need to show you all the pics!

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