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Family Thanksgiving Fun in Charleston

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A November 2007 trip to Charleston by vampirefan

The plantation home Photo, Charleston, South Carolina More Photos
Quote: John, Brenda, and I decided to celebrate Thanksgiving together this year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Charleston SC.

Family Thanksgiving Fun in Charleston

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The plantation home Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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We’re off to yet more adventures in Charleston. This city is so incredible and seeped in history. It is like the pages of a history book have opened up and allowed you to walk in. We spent Thanksgiving day at the magnificent Middleton Place . The home was built and acquired in 1741 by Henry Middleton. The gardens are America’s oldest landscaped gardens. We also took part in their annual Thanksgiving buffetThe eye-catching Joseph Manigault House has been open to the public to tour as historical museum since 1949. The home was built in 1803 for Joseph Manigault and was the first home built in what would become one of the areas finest neighborhoods. The...Read More

Olde Towne Carriage Company

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Olde Towne Carriage Company Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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Since this was Brenda’s first time to Charleston she wanted to take a horse drawn carriage ride. While in the visitor’s center we picked up several brochures for companies and based our decision on their $3 off coupon! Shortly after purchasing our tickets the staff was ready to board us. John, Brenda, and I climbed aboard the carriage and took advantage of the blankets provided to keep us toasty on our ride. Our guide for the day was Fran and leading the way was the very handsome Zig (who does actually have a brother named Zag). The romantic sound of the clip clop of Zig's hoofs took us down towards the market to start our sunset adventure. Zig took us down the historic streets...Read More

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Olde Towne Carriage Company
20 Anson Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
(888) 800-5091

Ghosts of the South Tour Company

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The Mills House Inn Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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I absolutely love ghost stores and have a bookshelf full of them. So when in one of the most haunted cities in the country, I always take a walk on the wild side and sign up for a ghost tour. Ghost stories are big business in the hauntingly beautiful city and companies that tell them are in abundance. This is great for us because it always allows us to take a tour with a different company. This time I went with the Ghosts of the South because they offer a candlelight walking tour. Just know that if it is a windy night like ours, you will have a candlelight tour minus the candlelight. Yet still a great tour. We were told to meet our guide in front of the Sea and Shell in the mar...Read More

Walking the Arthur Ravenel Bridge.

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Charleston from a distance Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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If you are looking for a great way to get some exercise while in Charleston and get some amazing views of the city and not spend a dime…well just simply strap on some comfortable walking shoes and hit the pedestrian path of the newly built, Arthur Ravenal Bridge. When we used to live in Charleston, I remember crossing the old bridge when my mom took me over to Mt. Pleasant to appear on the TV show Romper Room . (Yes, I was a child star and no autographs please! :). My mom would hold her breath and pray the whole time to make it across the bridge. The bridge we crossed was the second bridge located here at the time and was built in 1966 and was named the Silas N. Pearman...Read More

The SC Aquarium

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The entrance to the aquarium and Ft. Sumpter Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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On the day we left Charleston it was gray skies, cold and windy…the perfect day to be indoors enjoying the underwater world of the SC Aquarium. Since May of 2000, millions of people have visited the 90,000 square foot aquarium making it the number one attraction in Charleston. There are 60 exhibits that feature five major areas. There are over 10,000 creatures and plants that now reside here. The largest exhibit is the 385,000 gallon Great Ocean Tank that covers 3 stories. The building is located on the Cooper River and offers visitors amazing views of the river and the nearby Cooper River Bridge. You arrive at the incredible building and purchase your tickets. You proceeded up the...Read More

Cypress Gardens

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A wonderful way to say hello.  Photo, Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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About 30 minutes outside of Charleston sits the incredible Cypress Gardens. It is a wonderful place to bring the family and spend the day. Even in colder months after the beauty of the blooms have left, you will find some pretty amazing things here. Cypress Gardens had a former life as the rice fields of the prosperous Dean Hall Plantation. Deal Hall was built in 1725 for Alexander Nisabett. In 1909 Benjamin Rufus Kittredge purchased the property and in 1932 opened the gardens to the public. In 1963 he sold the gardens to the city of Charleston for $1. In the early 1990’s Berkeley County took over running the gardens and continue today. In 1971 the plantation home was dismantled and moved ...Read More

Come Meet the Neighbors. Pt. 1

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Visiting Moncks Corner Photo, Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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Let’s just face it, finding affordable lodging in the Charleston area can be a very daunting task. You may very well pay a king’s ransom for the privilege of staying in this gracious southern town. And the better the view the harder the hit to your wallet. So when looking for budget friendly accommodations why not look at Charleston’s lovely neighbors? Mt. Pleasant, James Island, Folly Beach, Monk’s Conner, and Goose Creek are just a few of the smaller towns that lie within 30 minutes of Charleston. All offering a place to lay your head, shopping, dining, and maybe a surprise or two. For complete information on all the cities in the area go to the official SC Visitors website at www.discov...Read More

Come Meet the Neighbors. Pt. 2

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Middleton Place Gardens Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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Moncks Corner Moncks Corner may be small with only about 6000 residents, but visitors to this quaint town will find all the comforts of a bigger city. Monks Corner is about 30 minutes from Charleston. Again there is plenty of lodging and dining to be found. If you’re brave enough you could try spending the night at the Rice Hope Plantation (www.ricehope.com). This elegant 1840 plantation home is now a scrumptious B&B with one guest who just doesn’t want to go away. The ghost and the plantation were featured on the History Channels Haunted History . While here spend the day at the peaceful Mepkin Abbey (www.mepkinabbey.org). This once success...Read More