Charleston, South Carolina

June 2, 2016 Our priority for Charleston was Fort Sumter–and it included a boat ride! Jane had visited the site in the 1960s and remembered the boat ride and the fact that the fort was somehow involved in the first shots fired during the Civil War. Actually, construction on the Read more…

Savannah, Georgia

May 31 – June 1, 2016 Neither of us had ever been to Savannah so we let the drivers of hop-on, hop-off trolleys introduce us to this lovely city. We walked along the riverfront where we captured a photo of an exhausted rescue dummy. The city was founded by General Read more…

Olustee Battlefield State Historic Park

May 30, 2016 Last year we stayed in Lake City an extra day and thoroughly enjoyed visiting state parks in the area. We decided to explore Olustee Battlefield where Florida’s most significant Civil War battle took place. This battle is significant in Brian Smalley’s Civil War musical Chickens Pigs. Improvements Read more…

On the Road at Last

May 24, 2016 Our journey started late–we left the house about 4:30 p.m., having spent the previous two days loading and organizing the coach. Organizing wasn’t finished but it was time to get on the road or we’d be setting up in the dark. Jane got her first opportunity to Read more…