Oct 18, 2016

Day 20

Today we really were tourists. We had a day full and boy are we tired now. But it was a blast.

Our goal was to not have to drive anywhere today and we succeeded. Our hotel has a free shuttle into town. So we took it this morning. No problem getting the wheelchair in the back. Getting Downtown -- Check. We found a combo bus historical and harbor boat tour. So we booked it. The first part was history through the town. So they kept the wheelchair in the ticket office and we loaded up...
The history was so interesting. Jeremiah just LOVED it. We got back to the visitors center and I grabbed Jeremiah's wheelchair and loaded it on the bus with us so we could make it to the boat tour part. The wheelchair waited at the dock for us to get back from the boat tour. We sure had a fantastic trip in the harbor and even saw several dolphins on our way. Plus two lighthouses and two forts one being Fort Sumter which we are going to explore later this week.
 
We got back and loaded back onto the bus to make it back to the visitors center. Historical Tours -- Check. At the visitor center you can take a free trolley that has a whole bunch of stops throughout the area for FREE! Plus it's handicap accessible. The front steps making into an elevator. How cool! So we could go through town yet again without our vehicle. We got off at the City Market everyone says we can't miss. I knew Mom would love it there. We didn't have time to shop today but can't wait to go back tomorrow now that we got a sneak peek. We ate a delicious meal by our shuttle stop and made the 5:30pm shuttle pick up back to the hotel. So no driving today -- check!!

It was a fun day full of being a tourist and learning so much. Jeremiah keeps telling me stories about Did you hear them say this? Mom Did you hear when she said that? I'm so thankful for these memories. Plus it was so fantastic to have them deal with the driving. Our trolley was bumped by a passing vehicle today. She had to report it just in case there was damage but I don't think there was. I'm just thankful we wasn't in mom's van for the trips through town. So is she too haha. Glad we got the local transportation figured out so far.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great day Katie and what fantastic travel arrangements.
    So much history and info.for Jeremiah to absorb,the best way to do it too:)

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  2. That sounds like another excellent day. I'm glad you're getting to enjoy some of the better weather out there.

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  3. Sounds like another fun pack day.
    Historical tours are always interesting & full of little facts I love :)

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  4. What a wonderful way to spend a day. Bus tours are the best - you get to relax and you learn/see things you would probably never find on your own. And a boat tour where you added seen lighthouses to your list - bonus! My American history is a little sketchy, so am I right that Ft. Sumter was the beginning of the Civil War?

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  5. I am guessing the history part was from Civil War out...? I always wonder if they talk about how devastating it was for the people...especially the fact that their money just became useless! I have done the Fort Sumter tour, but... finding out that MY history starts there from the late 1700's...I wanted more! Ha! So glad that you were able to get everywhere fairly easily. Hugs!

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  6. Sounds like a great day :)

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