Apr 25, 2017

Vacation Day #6

Today we found a historical trolley tour. It was a 90 minute tour of the area and we got to learn all kinds of neat history while at it.
Mom and Jeremiah on the trolley. 3 actors jumped aboard during the trip too. One was a civil war soldier. Him and his brother were signed up on opposite sides of the civil war. They were fighting in their backyard before the war even started about which side was right. They ended up killing one another during the argument. He said it was too bad. His name wouldn't be remembered and he didn't even get the uniform before he died.
One lady was a Southern Belle and she told a story about raising her 6 kids and remodeling her home while her husband was out of town. The last was an African American woman to talk about how they brought so much to the US with recipes and culture. I loved her beautiful African accent.
Then we walked and walked and walked. Seriously it was 10 blocks along the river walk. Then through a hotel to the street level. Then several blocks away from the river. We found it no problem though...Paula Deen's restaurant it's called The Lady and Son's and yummy it was delicious and worth the walk. Nearby her restaurant is an area called City Market. It has some restaurants and a lot of art stores. So we enjoyed walking through there and seeing everything. We found some postcards and Jeremiah a t-shirt. Then we started the walk back.
Picture of the river walk area from the hotel we walk through to take the elevator up and down levels. We love the river walk area. See all the little stores along the right side. Lots of fun stuff you just can't live without of course.
This sign has some information on the waterfront area. On the way back we bought some t-shirts from Mom and me. Jeremiah found some civil war postcards he really liked. It was a long day but we really enjoyed it. Now to rest our achy feet. Tomorrow is our last day here in town. Plus it's Jeremiah's 19th birthday!!

As of this post we have seen 15 freighters now. So cool!!!


Preeti said...

I enjoyed seeing your vacation pics:)

Mii Stitch said...

Looks like a great & interesting day!!
I love to learn stuff about the area when visiting :)
OMG! Happy 19th Birthday to Jeremiah!!! I do hope you have a great time to make his day even more special x

Tiffstitch said...

Glad you all had such a fun day and Happy Birthday Jeremiah!

Terri said...

Happy Birthday, Jeremiah!!!

Lesley said...

Such an interesting place..loved reading the history plaque

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Happy Birthday to the Boy! The trolley bus ride sounds like a really good way to see the town and learn some history too.