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Charming, South Carolina: A Charleston Chronicle

Kate Shrewsday writes the first installment of her Charleston visit. Enjoy.

Kate Shrewsday

If – being British – you get into a car in Washington DC and take great care to drive on the right hand side of the freeway for about eight hours, down through Virginia, by the time you reach South Carolina the appeal of those great green forests and quaint all-American billboards will have lost its shine and you will be praying for something, anything, to break the monotony.

And all of a sudden the road obliges, and the trees part, and there is a great glistening expanse of water.

Did I say Charming? I meant, of course, Charleston, South Carolina. An ancient town, an America’s beginning, and as different from that great white city you have just left as it is possible to be.

We did just such a drive. And our gratefulness at the air conditioning of the hotel when we arrived was unbounded. We arrived, we showered, we rejoiced…

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  1. Eight hours of interstate. Oh joy!

    August 30, 2014
  2. I enjoyed Kate’s accounting. Even more so, I loved her photos of Little Red. Especially the one of her on the stairs, I’m thinking of having a wallet printed. And the Hat! I love the new hat and Andra so pretty under it… a nice photo of you both to have.

    August 30, 2014
  3. Oh, one other thing… in one of Kate’s Charleston street scene photos, a familiar figure in a striking black dress can be seen heading for the stairway to the Daughters of Confederacy Headquarters… can she be a card carrying member perchance?

    August 30, 2014
  4. What a lovely visit! Love the photos Kate shared. Sounds like they had a great time. (Fish sounds like a wonderful restaurant.)

    September 1, 2014

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