|From Behind My Eyes - The Adventures of Tim Stubbe||
Rolled into Charleston last night and decided that after a couple days of camping I'd get a hotel. Turned out I got the "Hotel From Hell". Microwave and Refridgerator non-opperational, TV had its own Color code, Curtains fell off, Bed seemed to have a hole in the middle so each time I got in I rolled to the middle and to finish off my stay the shower head beaned me this morning half way through.
Not to be detered, I packed up the bike and headed to Charleston Harbor for the Mt Pleasant Maritime Museum where the U.S.S Yorktown aircraft carrier was and the boat tour to Fort Sumpter, where the Civil War started. The Yorktown CV-10 was the replacement for the Yorktown that was sunk at the Battle Of Midway and had its own victories in the Pacific as well as picking up Appallo 8 the first ship to orbit the moon. Below is a picture from the flight deck of the Yorktown.
The USS Yorktown CV-10.
The USS Yorktown CV-10 was being built when the USS Yorktown CV-5 was sunk during the battle of Midway. CV-10 took on the name Yorktown and had its own great battle record in the Pacific and later was the pickup vess4l for the Appallo 8 space mission, the first to orbit the moon.
After touring the USS Yorktown I was ready for the highlight of my day. Fort Sumpter. The ride to the island was about 30 minutes and walking around the Fort I could almost feel what it must have been like on that fateful morning when Confederate cannon fired to start the Civil War. Below are 2 360 panoramas of Fort Sumpter.
The day ended with me riding from Charleston Northeast to Columbia where I am now. Tomorrow I'll ride to Camden S.C where one of my GGGGGGGrandfathers fought the British in the Revolutionary War. I'm sure it will be a special time. Then on to Greenville S.C. to reconnect with Bob Kendall, some motorcycle maintanence and some local road rides for a few days. Oh yeah, Called the Hotel Chain and they will Comp me the room. At least that was a good ending.