Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Flat Stanley Visits Charleston

Our niece from Florida, Nyah, sent us her friend, Flat Stanley, for a school project. It was our pleasure showing Flat Stanley around so that he could go back to Florida and tell Nyah and her classmates all about his adventures in Charleston. The first place we took Flat Stanley was the USS Yorktown, a Navy aircraft carrier that served in the Pacific during World War II. It is the oldest surviving aircraft carrier still intact and is now a museum ship. We also took Flat Stanley to see another major local landmark of Charleston, the Cooper River Bridge, which has a main span of 1,546 feet, the longest among cable-stayed bridges in the Western Hemisphere. After sightseeing, Flat Stanley got hungry so we took him out for some local food called Gullah Cuisine. Gullah are African Americans who live in the Low Country of South Carolina. The Gullah Cuisine dishes that Flat Stanley tried were fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes and collard greens. After our delicious home cooked meal, Flat Stanley tried a Charleston Chew because you can't come to Charleston and not try one!

We also took Flat Stanley to Dunkin Donuts. Yeah, we know Dunkin Donuts has nothing to do with Charleston. We just really love the place!

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