It IS what it is...
Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
159Trip End Jun 01, 2011
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Where I stayed
Right where we've been all along...
I did a minor freak out and talked to Lynnie about it. It was too late to contact SpeeDee, so I called a couple of friends and vented a bit. My panic subsided. We waited, almost calmly, for morning. Both of us slept well in spite of the situation.
This morning I called the place and talked with the manager. He came out and added oil and we ran the engine for a bit. He checked it again and no oil showed. He left and will be back later with a helper and a lift to see what's up. To be continued...
Well, the guys showed up on time after my call. They jacked up the car and found that the filter was loose. The actual tech claimed that the filter was defective. I don't know. They put on a new filter and tightened it fully and added oil. No leaks showed and the engine sound it's usual self. All turned out fine. Thank God! Another small bump on our adventure taken in stride.
We drove into the old section of Charleston and started a walking tour, but gave up after awhile and headed for the Cathedral of St
From there we went to the Slave Mart. It was the last operating place of it's kind. It was a sad but very meaningful experience to read the history and learn even more about the atrocities committed to the African Americans of the day. Some of the leg-irons and other "tools" were on exhibit there. Both of us were deeply touched by the experience. It's a "must see" in Charleston, in my opinion.
We then spotted an unusual church on our way back to the car. It's a French Hugenot Church constructed in 1847. It is also the third church on the site, the others also having been destroyed by fire. The Hugenots came to America to escape persecution in France. The church has an interesting interior in that the pews have doors at the end of each. On questioning, the guide said that the church wasn't heated, so the members brought foot warmers. The closed pews helped in keeping out the drafts. I asked if perhaps they "locked" them in so they couldn't leave. She pretty much ignored my question and gave the above-mentioned answer. Ya just never know...
We got back and got Sooby and headed off to get gas and do a bit of shopping before an early dinner.
We dined at the Olive Garden in North Charleston. Our kids, God love 'em, had given us gift cards at Christmas
Now it's late evening and we're each doing our usual. We'll leave tomorrow for Myrtle Beach, SC. It's about ninety miles north of here. The weather is improving, so we're hoping for a nice two days there. The campground is near the Atlantic and is a great birding area. Look forward to some interesting photos... We'll do our best to keep on finding things of interest. That's it for now, my friends. If you're interested in something we've missed, give us a "buzz" and we'll do our best to include it too.