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Off to Ft. Sumter

Charleston Harbor
June 22, 2011

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Well, this was the impetus for the whole trip: the 150th anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter got me thinking, we oughta head back out there and see what's going on for the Civil War Sesquicentennial.

We stopped first in town, to see this replica of a Confederate submarine, where the humidity and heat helped Alex & Ellie get into the combative spirit.

Then we disembarked from the ferry dock and made our way out to Sumter -- spotting a couple of dolphins in the harbor along the way. There, we saw where all the madness boiled over and began the long, horrible War Between the States, or as it's sometimes called Down South, "The Recent Unpleasantness."