Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Charleston, SC &
Savannah, GA

Mercer Williams House--Savannah

Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina

Hi Dee,
We are back as of last Thursday evening. What a great trip we had! Everything went as planned. In Charleston, we walked our legs off—didn’t drive anywhere except to go out to Middleton Plantation. The history walk was great. Edmonston-Alston house was good and then we toured the Nathaniel Russell home-even better than Edmonston. Fort Sumter tour was good, took in the Marion Park Farmers Mkt and then went on Charlotte St home tour—so interesting. On Sunday, we spent 5 hours at Middleton Plantation—carriage ride, walked to all exhibits, toured the home, and ate lunch there! Then walked the King Street Second Sunday street fair. Back roads to Savannah on Monday: Beaufort was pretty/ate lunch by the water; Bluffton was the perfect laid back, rural S.C. town. Savannah: Trolley tour on Tuesday a.m. and then in the afternoon, we walked to Owens Thomas House, Davenport House and the Cathedral of St John the Baptist and toured all of them. On Wednesday, we went to 3 art museums and toured the Mercer Williams house. On Thursday, drove to Ft. Pulaski and Tybee Island (light house and lunch there) and then drove to the airport. We walked so much and saw so much in both cities—it was wonderful! Never went to Lady and Sons or Mrs. Wilkes, but ate at some great restaurants in both cities. Thank you for all of your help in planning our trip. The condo in Charleston turned out to be perfect—right in the heart of everything and a well-appointed place. The Hampton Inn in the historic district in Savannah was a great location and good hotel.
We appreciate everything you did for our trip.
Sorry to be so long-winded, but just couldn’t help it!
Thanks again!
Sandy and John