Saturday, June 4, 2011

Charleston, SC

Hello Everybody,

First of all, no photos as Joy has taken the camera to her Simmons College Reunion in Boston for the weekend. She left Friday morning and will be flying back on Monday. Sunday she will be visiting her brother Mark. Friday night at Reunion was a dinner and concert at the Boston Pops. Her three best college friends are there with her and they will be having a great time.  NO  HUSBANDS.

So I am here by myself in Charleston.  Luckily for me the Piccolo Spoleto Festival is underway with tons of music, art, and other cultural events going on.  Some of them are free, the rest cost between $6-$12.

Last week we saw 4 free movies at the public library as part of the festival, and it was The Golden Age of Hollywood series.  We saw Charade- 1963 Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn; Wed - Gilda - 1946 Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford; Thursday- North by Northwest - Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint( Joy's all time favorite movie), and Friday- San Fransicso - 1936 Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and Jeanette MacDonald.  Man can Jeanette MacDonald sing.  She has a tremendous singing voice.

Yesterday after the movie was a quick stop at the Gellato store and I bought a ticket for "Blast from the Past"  a 60s rock and roll show for Sunday afternoon. Since we do not have air conditioning on the boat and the temp is hitting 95 degrees here, I have to find activities to stay cool during the day until the boat cools down after sunset. 

Today is Saturday and that means I am taking the water taxi over to the USS Yorktown which is across the bay at Patriots Point.Also going to see he new X Men movie which good very good reviews in the newspapers. 

We will be leaving Charleston hopefully on Tuesday, June 7, weather permitting, and heading offshore to jump up to North Carolina and the entrance to the ICW near Beaufort, NC.  Need to keep pushing north to get to the Chesapeake sooner rather than later.


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