|View of the Slave Market in Charleston|
|View inside Charleston's Slave Market|
|It's a long walk down the center of the Slave Market - a FUN walk|
The sign to the left is why I felt at home... no wait a sec, that was a sign at a butcher's located in the market.
After some light shopping at the Slave Market, we were ready for a lovely draft horse drawn cart tour of old Charleston. The cart tours were all lined up across the street from the Slave Market.
|Loading up the cart for our tour - Ila on the far right|
|Of all the homes that predated the Civil War, this was my favorite|
|View of a 'Gentleman's' Garden|
|A few folk who remembered today is Easter Sunday|
|Another highly impressing Antebellum home|
In the Civil War era Charleston was bombed like crazy, withstanding 2 major hurricanes and an earthquake and yet the old Antebellum buildings still stand. There is a downtown Charleston church that was regularly bombed during the war. In more recent times when working on the church restoration, they left the cannon balls encased in the walls alone, least the walls lose integrity & collapse. Yeah, old Charleston took a lickin' and kept on ticking.
For no good reason at all, here's a quickie look at the Horse drawn cart tour we took. Not the most exciting of videos, but it'd go well with a cup of coffee or maybe a mint julep.
Following our Charleston tour, we hit the road, driving to Black Mountain, North Carolina. There, we found the Blue Ridge Assembly YMCA, and went on to figure out the location of our cabin. We are now there, at long last. More on our Black Mountain adventures tomorrow.