We have a full day today. We went to visit Magnolia Plantation. In addition to walking the extensive beautiful gardens, we chose 3 tours. The nature trolley, the nature rice-field boat tour and the slavery to freedom cabin tour. They also have a petting zoo. There were deer, peacocks just roaming around. We had a nice day and learned a lot of history about growing rice, the civil war, slavery and how Magnolia Plantation was part of all of this.
This morning is dry but cool. Only 64 degrees. Our park has a 9 hole Frisbee/Disc Golf Course. Some of it is by a small lake. We saw some large cranes and herons. We hung around our rv and did some reading. Tonight we headed back to Parson Jacks for open mic. Chris is the host and we met Bob and Jake. Chicago Sandy got to play a couple songs with Jake on vocals and guitar, Bob on bass and another person on beatbox.
It’s dry this morning but more storms are expected later. We headed over to Mt. Pleasant to visit Fort Moultrie. We took a walk out to the river and the tide was low. The tide swings here are huge. We headed to the visitors center and Sue the ranger was ready for a tour. We were the only ones so it was a private tour. She took us through the Fort, explained the history and the changes made over time. The wind was picking us and the thunder started. Our tour was done and now we explored the fort on our own. We went back to the visitors center and watched a movie on the fort. Now the rain is here. We headed back to our area and stopped at Parson Jacks Tavern for a cocktail.
So far today is a wash-out. We did some travel research and then decided to head out to downtown Charleston. We started at the visitors center. There are 3 free bus routes you can take through the downtown and historic parts of Charleston. So we hopped on the Green Dash Bus and did the route twice.
The rain let up so we got off and started walking. We made it to market street and the market area. We stopped at Kaminsky’s Dessert Bar. I had a cappuccino and John had an Irish coffee. We shared a warm toll house pie slice with vanilla ice cream. It was great! We continued walking back to the visitors center but didn’t make it. The rain came back and poured. So we waited in a doorway for the dash bus back. Ok, were a little wet but back. Now to get home. That took us a while. A lot of the streets are flooded. We made it home and grounded ourselves.