Hunley – Day 4 Part 2

Join me on Saturdays for posts about our South Carolina trip.

I mentioned the Hunley when I did the book review for The Girl on Legare Street written by Karen White. I shared a few of these photo collages in that post.

You can only visit the museum where they are restoring the Hunley on the weekends. So that’s where we went on Sunday afternoon.

Have you heard about the Hunley? It was a Confederate submarine that sunk an Union ship during the Civil War. After it sunk the Union ship, it disappeared.

No one knows what caused the Hunley to sink and disappear.

In 1995, it was finally found.

The Hunley was not brought to the surface until August 2000. All of the men were found perfectly preserved.

In 2004, they buried the men in Magnolia Cemetery. (Sidenote: My mother-in-law’s grandparents are buried in the same cemetery.)

They are currently trying to remove all of build up on the Hunley.

And they still don’t know what caused the submarine to sink. Here is a link to the possible theories.

I got to visit the Hunley in December 2000 when I went with my in-laws to Charleston. You could not actually see the Hunley just a model of the submarine.

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The first views of the Charleston Harbor.
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There was a cool display where they had silhouettes of the 8 men who had been on the Hunley when it sunk in 1864. The boys stood in front of silhouettes. The Wee One was way smaller than any of the men. However the Imaginative One was the same height as one of the shortest men on that mission.
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This is a model of the Hunley. As you can see how tight the quarters would have been. Plus how physically demanding it would have been to be on the submarine.
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The Hunley – It’s in a solution that is similar to Comet. It’s been in the solution for two or three years and will be in the solution for at least three or so more years.
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Some of the displays in the museum.
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More displays at the museum.

I would highly suggest going to see the Hunley if you are in Charleston. It does cost money to go into the museum. Just be aware of that.

I’m going to be taking a break on this blog series until the first Saturday in November. In October, I’m going to be sharing 31 days of gluten free foods so the entire month will be dedicated to just recipes.

When I return in November, I’ll be sharing photos from Sunday evening.

Have a magical day,
Traci

South Carolina Travel Blog Posts

South Carolina – Day 1 (Trip down to North Carolina)

South Carolina – Day 2 (Greensboro Science Center – Aquarium and Zoo) Part 1

South Carolina – Day 2 (Greensboro Science Center – Ropes Course and Zoo) Part 2

South Carolina – Day 2 (Greensboro Science Center – Museum) Part 3

South Carolina Trip – Day 2 (Greensboro Science Center – Aquarium once again) Part 4

South Carolina Trip – Day 2 (Greensboro Arboretum)

Mine, Mine, Mine – Day 3 Part 1

Finally the Beach – Day 3 Part 2

Sunday Morning Worship – Day 4 Part 1

September 27, 2017 in photos and a PSA

If you roll over the photos, there will be a caption.

6:00-7:10 Getting ready for work

7:15 – 7:45 Commute to work

7:45 – 3:45 Work. No photos will be taken of students.

My day consists of planning time, breakfast club, inclusion, lunch duty, and dismissal duty.

Breakfast club is when I pull students for intervention during their breakfast time. Two of my students thrive on breakfast club.

3:45 to 4:30 – Commute home

4:30 – 6:30 – Dinner and Relaxing

6:30 – 9:10 – Taking the Imaginative One to an evening activity – The Wee One was with his grandma.

9:10 And so the adventure is over . . . Tomorrow is a new day!

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Pajamas

Now onto my PSA for the night. As we were driving home from the next town over, it was pitch black. Luckily I had on my brights because there were two people walking along side/on the road. They were walking on my side of the road with their backs to me. One was wearing a black shirt. If I had not had my brights on, I would not have seen them. Please be careful when walking at night.

Have a magical day,
Traci

Mama’s Losin’ It

Pittsford, NY, Erie Canal, and Barnes and Nobles (Blog Post #6)

After we finished visiting Lake Ontario and the lighthouse, we travel to Pittsford so I could see the Erie Canal.

So what is the Erie Canal?  Back in the 1820’s, they built this canal to connect the Hudson River to Lake Erie.  It was a way of moving goods from one area to another.  In Ohio, where I live, there was two canals built – Miami Erie Canal and the Ohio Erie Canal.  The Miami Erie Canal is in the Western part of Ohio where I live.  Both of those canals connected the Lake Erie to the Ohio River.

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Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of September 25, 2017 (Gluten Free) with links

I’ve been lax about creating menu plans during September.  As a result, it’s been difficult to get food on the table.   Continue reading “Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of September 25, 2017 (Gluten Free) with links”

Gerry Brooks and Findlay Market

Wednesday was Hubby’s birthday.  We went out to dinner on his birthday and then celebrated with an outing on Saturday.  There is a YouTube sensation named Gerry Brooks.  He is a principal in Lexington, Kentucky.  He talks about teaching in the most hilarious way.   Continue reading “Gerry Brooks and Findlay Market”

Sunday Morning Worship – Day 4 Part 1

Join me on Saturdays for posts about our South Carolina trip.

We had a storm on Saturday night so it was humid when I got up on Sunday morning.

I was not able to get any sunrise photos that morning.

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Since we did not do a big grocery shopping trip on Saturday evening, Hubby decided that Sunday morning would be the best time to get it done. He did not want to run into the same traffic jam like the afternoon before.

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Right outside our beach house was a huge puddle. The reflection was wonderful. This is the house across from us.

 

Here is downtown Folly Beach on a quiet Sunday morning.
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The Wee One would “wake up” in the morning, remove his blanket from his bed, and then go into the living room to sleep some more.

When we were in Folly in 2009, I attended church at the Folly Beach United Methodist Church. I wanted to attend the church in 2013 but missed the service by an hour. This year I was bound and determined to attend a church service.

I was not the only tourist attending the service. There was a couple from Tennessee and a family from close to Berea, Kentucky worshipping at the church.

The congregation was welcoming. When we go back to Folly Beach, I am going to make sure I attend another service.

The one thing that stuck with me is the pastor singing “Who Am I?” by Casting Crowns before beginning his sermon. That became the theme of my early morning walks on the beach.

The church is absolutely beautiful.

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After I got back to the beach house, it was time for us to eat lunch before going to see the Hunley.

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The kids thought it was funny to use the glasses meant for alcoholic beverages for their lemonade. The Imaginative One picked the biggest wine glass.

Join me next Saturday for our visit to see the Hunley.

Have a magical day,
Traci

South Carolina Travel Blog Posts:

South Carolina – Day 1 (Trip down to North Carolina)

South Carolina – Day 2 (Greensboro Science Center – Aquarium and Zoo) Part 1

South Carolina – Day 2 (Greensboro Science Center – Ropes Course and Zoo) Part 2

South Carolina – Day 2 (Greensboro Science Center – Museum) Part 3

South Carolina Trip – Day 2 (Greensboro Science Center – Aquarium once again) Part 4

South Carolina Trip – Day 2 (Greensboro Arboretum)

Mine, Mine, Mine – Day 3 Part 1

Finally the Beach – Day 3 Part 2

Irondequoit Bay and Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse (Blog Post #5)

My friend and I visit Lake Ontario and a beautiful lighthouse.

Lots of photos.

Join me on Wednesdays for photos from my trip to Rochester, New York.

After we got done at the zoo, we drove to Irondequoit, NY.  I wanted to see Lake Ontario.  Actually I had already seen it the year before when we drove from Niagara Falls to Toronto.  We didn’t stop on that trip to take photos by the lake.

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