"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you
didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover."

-Mark Twain

Monday, May 10, 2010

Charleston S.C.

Charleston is one of our favorite cities. We were here for Mother's day, and went to this great brunch.  I spent the next 3 hours doing laundry, a necessary evil. 

On Saturday we took a horse and carriage ride, with a horse that has issues.  Marcus, the horse, has a problem with trucks and buses, he doesn't like them.  Matt, the tour guide/trainer, has trained Marcus to stare down the bus or truck.  If he encounters one of these he actually stares at it, turning his head until it is completely passed. The whole time taking direction from Matt telling him to "stare it down Marcus".  That is the only way Marcus would know in his head that the bus or truck wasn't going to attack him.  I have to say it was pretty funny to see this 1800 pound horse staring at the trucks and buses.  Matt told us during the training process, Marcus attacked a UPS truck, putting his hoof through the side of the truck.

The market place where people sell their goods

A wedding in progress

While we were in Charleston there were two major graduations taking place, The Citadel, and the College of Charleston.  Needless to say, it was a very busy place.

Our next stop will be Georgetown, about 64 miles North of Charleston, we will only stop for the night there.


Anonymous said...

Hi Mary & Jim, What gorgeous sites you have seen. The homes are magnificent and scenery like nothing in Ohio. Mary, sounds like you had a great Mother's Day; it was cloudy and chilly here. Sure hoping the real spring starts soon in Ohio. Luv reading your blogs. Be safe and happy trails until your next stop. Sheron

Anonymous said...

Mary & Jim,

Hello from home. Thanks for the doing such a great job sharing the sights of your travels with us. Makes everyone at home feel like we are right there with you. Keep them coming. The homes are absolutely breathtaking. Loved the story about Marcus. I hope Marcus's fear of trucks and buses wasn't due to anything in his past. Sounds like your having fun horsin around. Be careful, love and miss you both.
Love Jeanie & Ed