Trip to Charleston
So this Friday, I went to Charleston with Rosanne (director of the Museum), Marshall (a fellow intern at the Musem), and Noelle (a fellow BN). Rosanne went to Charleston to return a exhibit that the Marion Museum had on loan from the Charleston museum, and Marshall and I went along with her, Marshall because he lives in Charleston and me because I love Charleston and any excuse to go there. After we returned the exhibit, we went to a French restaurant called “Rue de Jean” and I had a wonderful, wonderful meal of moules marinieres and frisee salad. It was by far the best food I have eaten in SC so far. Then we went on a three-and-a-half-hour walk through Charleston where we walked along King St, down to the Battery, where I went swimming in some fountains, along the Battery, and back up Meeting St. to the museum. Charleston is just a beautiful city. It was wonderful. That night, we went back to Marshall’s house, ate dinner at his country club, and went downtown to hang out for a while before going to bed.
In the morning, Marshall and I went with Rosanne to the grand opening ceremony of Thomson Park on Sullivan’s Island. Sullivan’s Island is home to the historic Fort Moultrie, where the Americans beat the British for the first time during the Revolutionary War. Thomson Park is on the other end of the island from the fort, and it was critical in winning the battle, because it was from that point that they stopped the British from attacking the incomplete back part of the fort. They had an opening ceremony with speeches and all sorts of re-enactors. I’ve included some wonderfully ironic pictures of them doing modern things. I’ve also included some pictures of corn that we got for free from a farmer that Rosanne knows who I may interview for my oral history project. I hope you enjoy!
What a wonderful weekend get-away.