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Friday, May 18, 2007

One Last Drive

We took one last drive around the area today. It was an absolutely perfect day. The sun was shining and the temperature peaked around 75 degrees. Couldn't ask for a nicer day.

We drove northeast up US 17, heading to Sullivan's Island. Fort Moultrie is on the south end of this island. This is the fort protected Charleston Harbor from the American Revolutionary War through World War II. The current fort is the third one on the site, with each subsequent structure growing in size and strength. It is also the fort from which much of the bombardment of Fort Sumter came.

This is a view of Fort Sumter from the observation tower at Fort Moultrie.

There are several very colorful houses on the island. This is a picture of one of them.

Further north on the island is the Isle of Palms. This is a resort area and boasts many large homes on the water. It amazes Randy & I the kind of money people will put into houses that could easily be wiped out with one bad storm.
Crossing the causeway from the Isle of Palms to the mainland, there is a beautiful view of the Intracoastal Waterway.

This was a nice way to end our visit to Charleston. This is such a nice area. We definitely need to come back some time to explore more of it. As usual, we find that there's always more to see than we have time (or money!) to see.

We'll enjoy a very relaxing weekend and then continue our journey north. We'll spend Monday night in Fayetteville, NC and then Tuesday we'll get to Williamsburg.

Take care of one another. Keep in touch, we love hearing from you. Until the next time . . .

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