Monticello in Virginia – Our Unplanned Visit to Jefferson’s Home

Monticello-FrontWhile traveling sometimes things don’t always go as planned.  While on a trip to Washington D.C in October of 2000. we had booked a tour that would take us all over the Mall and the local area. Can’t remember the tour group, but I was extremely upset to get to the pick-up location to find out that it was canceled due to the million family march on the mall.  An email or phone call to cancel would have been nice, but we did get our money back. After much discussion, we decided to leave D.C. a day early (since there were too many people on the mall to do anything) and check out Monticello before we headed to our time-share near Colonial Williamsburg.  We made the best of a bad situation and had a great time checking out the former home and plantation of our third president, Thomas Jefferson. Continue reading “Monticello in Virginia – Our Unplanned Visit to Jefferson’s Home”

Middleton Place Plantation – Charleston, South Carolina

Middleton Place - HouseLast New Year’s we were in Hilton Head, SC, and had an amazing time. After the new year celebration was over, we headed to Charleston to visit one of my high school friends. We had been to South Carolina before to see the state capitol, but had never really explored the area. I have to say, it is absolutely gorgeous. Our hosts showed us a great time and were wonderful tour guides. J One of the places that they took us was to see the Middleton Place Plantation. We had been to Monticello in Virginia before, so I had a small idea of what to expect, but this place was way more than I was expecting. Continue reading “Middleton Place Plantation – Charleston, South Carolina”