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1.17.2007

Day 48: Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places

Start: Melbourne, FL
End: Charleston, SC
Miles Driven: 408.5 (9822.1 total)

We left 80-degree Melbourne this morning heading north, passing through Georgia, and arrived in Charleston six hours later. A 48-degree chilly afternoon awaited us, causing us to recoil as we stepped outside the car. Looks like we have seen the last of flip-flop weather on this trip. That's not the only thing that is different about South Carolina. Gas is a steal at $1.99/gallon, and we also noticed this strange-looking red flag waving with blue bars and white stars on it.

We took a walking tour of The Battery and saw many beautiful historic houses, including the mansion of Vice President John C. Calhoun. Many of the houses are still privately owned and inhabited today...which made it awkward when Katrina took pictures as local Charlestonians pulled up to their homes at the end of the day.

For dinner we ate at Jestine's Kitchen, a local institution that serves up classic low country cuisine. We dined on fried green tomatoes, shrimp creole and okra gumbo followed up with pineapple bread pudding for dessert.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

The good ole stars and bars, eh? I remember seeing those accompanied by the phrase "History not Hate". I laughed myself silly then, too. Anyway, I'm sad to hear that this is the end of flip flop weather. It was a sad day here as well when I had to trade my sandals for sneaks. The weather dipped below 37 degrees and my toes couldn't handle it.