The wind is not our friend
Sep 29, 2008
Nov 01, 2008
We are down to the last week of riding and it is interesting to see the rider's personalities really come out as you ride together. We have some real characters and we have people who are very quiet, but all riders are very thoughtful, intelligent, and fun.I really enjoy this group of incredible people. I am glad we are on the coast now, as I love the ocean and lakes.
We rode 78 miles into the wind most of the day which is very trying. I did get a history lesson along the route. we were riding on State 601 which is a small highway that travels along the historic sites of this area. the road had enormous old trees that were bent over the road making it like a corridor of trees along the highway- it is something from a movie or something you would picture about Charleston- large entries to homestead and trees lining the road making you feel at home almost. we rode by Drayton Hall which is a home and grounds that is a from 1678, also Magnolia Gardens is an area created in 1670. there was also a home from the revolutionary war- called the Morrison Place. The structures are an example of the Palladium style of architecture. ( very beautiful) We are later going downtown to do a walking tour of Charleston which we enjoy I am sure. We walked down King & Queen streets in the old part of the city and am so glad we did, there is so much history here. It is amazing to see the homes and buildings that Washington visited, and the protest of the Tea Act of 1773 were held.