Sunday, November 27, 2011

Charleston, South Carolina

Grammy's Visit Part Two 

I love to travel and Atlanta is driving distance to many destinations both fun and fascinating but also rich in history.  Grammy's visit and the fact it coincided with the week-long Thanksgiving break from school provided the perfect excuse and opportunity for a quick four day road trip to Charleston.

Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride.
(I promise Grammy went with us, she just spent a lot of time behind the camera.  Most of the photo credits go to her.)

"America's oldest working plantation"

Slave Street
I thought this was the most interesting (and heart-breaking) part of the plantation.
(Lauren saw it more like an episode of House Hunters.  She chose house number 2.)

important from the Revolutionary War up through World War II
Lauren and Tyler enjoyed running through the underground passageways.

Sullivan's Island water front
you can tell Tyler is forcing a smile here

 by this time Tyler was not having any of it
(another pic to submit to awkward family photos)

It was a new day so Tyler was ready to smile again.  See?!  Grammy really was with us.

We toured the first house:  Edmondston-Alston House
and I'd like to buy the second house.
(just a cool 9 million or so.)

(a trip to Charleston MUST include a visit to the beach)
The water was a little bit cold for my liking but Tyler was just fine in shorts and a t-shirt, Lauren needed a jacket and the friend they met was warm enough in her swim suit!  They had a blast.

Thanks for a great time Charleston! 

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