I have so much to share about South Carolina. Charleston is amazing. A city that is rich in history. Our first stop was the Old Slave Mart. It was an indoor slave market because outdoor markets were under harassment by abolisionists. Go figure. Anyhow, as I walked around the room, I was in tears reading and feeling what I read. From there, we walked around, ate lunch, gazed at beautiful buildings, and stopped and paid our respects to the individuals killed in 2015 at the church, in a modern act of terrorism. We also visited Boone Hall Plantation mostly to take in “Slave Street” which has an exhibit in each cabin about the history of African Americans from slavery on the plantation and in South Carolina to now. It was worth the price of admission, even if I was frustrated by many of the people walking around. To say the least, Charleston has been my favorite City of the trip. Hot as hell, but gorgeous and eye opening to my current place of historical understanding and cultural exploration and healing. #civilwarcivilrightsslaveryroadtrip#titiandsontayroadtrip#roadtrip2018#roadtripusa
Nu har vi kommit till Smakbyn på Åland. Vi har varit parkerade en stund och njutit av ömsom sol och moln med lite gott i glaset. Bord är bokat på restaurangen till kl. 18. Kändiskocken Michael Björklund flerfaldig vinnare i många mattävlingar runt om i världen äger detta ställe. Nu ska vi njuta av god mat och dryck hade vi tänkt. Ha en bra tisdag alla ni 💋#semester#vacation#roadtrip2018 😀
My first National Park! Mammoth Cave was deliciously cool - about 55 degrees. I didn’t see any of the eyeless albino creatures here, but I did spot a chirpless cricket. He looked tasty. We hiked for 4 hours along the Grand Avenue in this dry cave - the longest known cave system in the world! But not longest linearly. Imagine a bowl of noodles dumped onto the table. That is what the cave looks like underground. Lots of passageways cross-crossing each other.
4 miles of caving makes a frog hungry, so we stopped at Bucky Bees BBQ for a down home southern lunch.
We are now making our way west. Next stop: St. Louis!