Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Day Trips To Charleston

 My kids and I are head first in the Revolutionary War. Tomorrow we will read a book all about Paul Revere's famous ride (thanks scholastic.) We will memorize parts of the Declaration Of Independence, and research some of the most famous men involved with that precious piece of paper. We have also talked about the Civil War. We have fact books on it, have already researched and discussed Harriet Tubman (from our daily study of different famous Americans) have many books on the Underground Railroad, Biographys and more. Im excited. The weather is nice and day trips are in the works.
 Charleston is just a 3 hour trip east of us... and its FULL of history. History so amazing you can actually feel it as you walk down the streets. You could spend a month there alone visiting all the different historical battlefields,museums,Harbors,Slave auction houses, Plantations. I almost don't know where to start.
 I thought about MUSEUM MILE... but then settled on either BOONE PLANTATION or the MARITIME MUSEUM. We were going to Boone this weekend but realized that the plantation was hosting the low country strawberry festival. So off to honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for this country. We can see the amazing aircraft and carriers.I know my Hubby would just love that. Pay our respects at the memorial and sit by the harbor and soak in some much needed salt water. Perhaps in 3 weeks we can go back and go to Boone.
 The SLAVE MARKET HOUSE is under construction but looks so amazing and of coarse before we will go home, we will swing by the CONFEDERACY MUSEUM and make sure us full-blooded yankees...(well all except 2...ooppss) get a picture on the steps conquering the south!!!
 What fun awaits us... lets hope gas prices do not blow up our plans!!!

1 comment:

  1. I wish I was in your class so I could go. I once play acted at Colonial Williamsburg about the signing of the Declaration of Independence and it was very moving. Have a wonderful time.

    Roberta Anne--The Raggedy Girl



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