S: South Carolina 2010
FC: South Carolina 2010
1: We usually go to Navarre, Florida for our summer vacation, but due to the oil spill in the Gulf, we were leery about going there. Therefore, we decided to travel to Seabrook Island, South Carolina. We left Oden and drove to Memphis, Tennessee to see the ducks march at the Peabody Hotel. It started in 1933 when three men put live ducks in the fountain after a hunting trip. There was such enthusiasm over the ducks that it became part of the hotel. When off duty, The Peabody Ducks live on the hotel's roof in their Royal Duck Palace. After leaving the Peabody Hotel, we walked downtown and ate at one of Gene's favorite restaurants, The Rendezvous. Then, we traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to tour the Country Music Hall of Fame. We also had the chance to tour Studio B which is one of the most significant recording studios in the world. It is estimated that more than 35,000 songs were recorded here, about 1,000 of them becoming Top Ten Hits. From Tennessee we traveled to Asheville, North Carolina and ate at a quaint cafe called Tupelo Honey. After a night in North Carolina, we arrived at Seabrook Island, South Carolina. It was a gated island with beautiful beach homes that cost millions and millions of dollars. A few miles from our beach house there was an area called The Village. It had a grocery store, shops, and little restaurants. Clay flew into Charleston to spend the week with us. After a relaxing time in South Carolina and before heading back home, we drove down and spent a day in Savannah, Georgia.
2: Peabody Hotel | Memphis, Tennessee
4: RCA Studio B | Playing on the same piano that Elvis Presley played on
5: Nashville, TN
8: Hall of Fame
9: Asheville, North Carolina
11: South Carolina To get to the beach at Seabrook Island, we had to walk down dirt paths and board walks.
13: Rum Point!
14: Red's Icehouse Restaurant | Seabrook Island Marina
15: The Village
16: B E A C H
17: F U N | We got to see dolphins every day.We even got to see two baby deer when we were walking back from the beach.
18: Waterfront Park Pier
19: Pineapple Fountain
20: This was used for sick sailors and then an orphanage in 1895. | Old City Jail established in 1802 | Only remaining building associated with the Democratic National Convention of 1860 | Old Slave Market | Historical Charleston | In the 1700s, slaves were brought here to be sold. | Old Marine Hospital | Hibernian Hall
21: The oldest church in Charleston was built in 1761. George Washington and Robert E. Lee worshiped in this church.
22: Historical Charleston | Old Firehouse
23: Earthquake Bolts | The Citadel which is one of the six military colleges in the US. | Memorial of Vice President John Calhoun in Marion Square
25: Fresh Cupcakes
26: Savannah, Georgia | This house was in the movie Glory which starred Denzel Washington. | Ladies use to stand on these concrete blocks to get into carriages so that men would not see their ankles. | Oldest house in the state of Georgia, built in 1734
27: The Kehoe House is an 1892 restored mansion. It was sold in 1980 for $80,000 and in 1989 for $530,000. | Old site of Mary Telfair Women's Hospital | Pirate's House | The Waving Girl has welcomed ships coming into the port for more than 40 years.
28: Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
29: Forsyth Park Fountain