DAY 29- July 24,2014 (Thursday) Charleston, SC to Beaufort, SC (Downtown Marina of Beaufort, SC)

Last night we had a marvelous unique lowlands dinner at the Coast Restaurant and I just had to show you this flash fried whole flounder standing up on John’s plate. Trevor has catfish on his plate. (Thanks to Linda for the great tips of where to go, where to eat, and what to see)😍

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We left Charleston as the sun was rising. Absolutely amazing red like a fire ball. Then there were 4 ships all near each other. One was a cruise ship. Love the ‘Two ships passing at dawn’ ☀️

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Had to get these last shots of the Charleston Coast, East Bay St. from the water including The Battery with the monument I zoomed in on. It’s kind of going from East to West. In one picture I have the Cooper River Bridge in the background.

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These are two bridges James Island Expressway into Lockwood Dr. Over Ashley River to the west of Charleston.

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Arriving in Beaufort, SC pronounced bew-fert. The swing bridge is called Ladies Island Bridge or Woods Memorial. This is the bridge that Forrest Gump runs over when he goes across country running for over 3 years. Most of the movie was filmed here in Beaufort. More than 17 movies were filmed here actually.

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We took an historical Van tour because it was too hot for the horses today. These are pictures of the homes. Each one has a story and they were all built between 1700 & 1900. This little town has so much historical significance from the early settlers, the revolutionary war, the civil war or as they call it here,”the northern oppression”, shrimping, crabbing, and famous movies all here in this town. Even Clara Barton came here and began the Red Cross. This place is a history buffs heaven.

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See the stained glass through the church in the back:

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Here is the field that Forrest Gump mows for free “because he was a gazilionaire”:

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Tomorrow we head to Savannah, Georgia. Good night y’all.

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