After we left The Magnolia Plantation and Gardens I would have been perfectly content to just return to the hotel mid-afternoon and do some relaxing and writing. Not the hubster.
He had already devised a plan to go to Patriot's Cove to browse through the Destroyers and Aircraft Carrier there. He loves touring old ships and Patriot's Cove is a must see for someone who enjoys that sort of thing. We had driven out to the harbor the afternoon before to check it out.
He did go out that afternoon. What impressed him the most was the reminder of the amount of courage and bravery it took to do all the military forces did to win WWII. He said the photos reminded him once again how very young so many of the service men and women were. It was sobering to remember how many of them were lost in the various battles. Never has this been more poignant that after just having Robert return after his tour in Afghanistan unharmed. That blessing remains fresh, very fresh. We are so grateful.
I did go back to the hotel and write my one and only post about Charleston other than a Daybook entry for the entire month. I think I could enjoy the ships, perhaps for a short time, had I not already been hammered with so much walking. After the City Tour of Charleston the day before, we had pretty much exhausted ourselves walking around the city and then ventured over to the Market that is one of Charleston's claim to fame places. If you have been to the French Market in New Orleans then you have the idea. On top of that first day plus adding the Plantation from the morning hours...I was needing some down time. I once wrote a blog post about how Jim is a dash and I am a dot. It is short!
If you want to read this just click on the link
When finished click on the header picture up on top
of our street and it will take you right back here.
Somethings remain the same.
I have learned over many years that just about anything you can buy on a vacation that would be something you would actually want, you can get at home or on the Internet. Then you don't have to lug it home either. My favorite thing to do is buy small things that pertain specifically to the learning experience like books and/or videos of the places we have visited. Travel is the best educator in many ways. We learned a ton about American history on this trip. Love that.
While in Charleston I did buy a book about Christmas in Charleston though because it was something that I kept thinking about as we saw all the beautiful homes there. The book did not disappoint. I would love to spend a Christmas in Charleston sometime. Maybe some of our kids will move there one day?? Fingers crossed since I know they are never moving home again.