Friday, April 9, 2021

Temperature Low 52 Degrees, High 75 Degrees

A Taste of Charleston – More to Come

Good Morning World! I just wanted to shout this morning to the highest heavens my words of gratitude and thanks for the wonderful day that the good Lord had given us. I had a good night sleeps, morning temperatures were reasonable, and there was not a hint of rain in the forecast.

Ms Barbara served up a delicious breakfast consisting of egg sandwiches with a cup of coffee. Yummy and tummy filling.

Now, breakfast over it was time to go sightseeing.

Since we only had a few days in this area we wanted to see what we could see of Charleston before we left. Our plan was to go to the Visitor Center, see what we could there, and then take a Gray Line Tour of the city and of the harbor.

Tonight, the Visitor Center. The picture above is of the outside from the parking lot. The Visitor Center is located in the old Deans Warehouse. It is one of five railroad structures known collectively as the William Aiken House and Associated Railroad Structures. William Aiken served as the first president of the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company. This railroad was the first to use steam locomotives from its beginning, the first to use an American made locomotive, and the first to carry State’s mail.

Moving inside, this is one end of the Visitor Center.

A better look at the map on the floor which shows that Charleston is really located on a peninsula. The two rivers that flow past it are the Ashley River to the west; and, the Cooper River to the East.

The other end of the building.

And the middle.

This is the Bus Barn where you pick up your tour bus. This Visitor Center is really well thought out. A secure parking lot in front, a center with a wealth of information, and a convenient place to arrange for a tour and catch your bus.

Regarding that wealth of information, here is a sampling. . .

Sweetgrass baskets.

OK, this is just the Visitor’s Center. More to come from our city and harbor tour in future blogs.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement. The amazing thing is, the Visitor Center is in the heart of downtown Charleston and yet it is so easy to get to. When we left the house I figured we would be fighting traffic both going and coming. Then there would be the whole parking thing. I could not have been more wrong. Going and coming was a breeze. Parking right at the Visitor Center. Life is good.

Time to call it a night. Sleep well everyone.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.  We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, live to the fullest the days that God gives you.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and her two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!


  1. I have never been to Charleston. I am happy to hear the Visitor Center is very accessible. With all the history there, I would bet the tour was really enjoyable. I look forward to reading more about it. The weather sounds divine! Enjoy your Saturday!


  2. Starting with the Visitors Center sets you up for a great day. It is a beautiful city so drink in as much as you can. Enjoy!


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