Gut Rumbles

June 09, 2004

field trip

I'm going to Charleston today.

I don't have any good reason for going. I just want to walk around the old town area and take some pictures, get something good to eat and drink a few beers. I'll probably spend the night there, so don't look for much posting today.

Charleston is a beautiful city and the ride up there is a real eyefull as Highway 17 winds its way through the salt marshes and the stands of live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. It doesn't get much more Southern than that.

I'll see y'all later.


Well, have a great day, then.
We'll see ya when ya get back.

(In the meantime, I just realized the last time I had to enter my info to comment, I capitalized 'http', so I'm fixing it now... I am SUCH a blonde.)

Posted by: Stevie on June 9, 2004 08:36 AM

Eat some boiled peanuts for me and have a great time.

Posted by: Brent on June 9, 2004 08:43 AM

Crap, wonder if he realizes that I live in Charleston, I guess I will go cruise the bars and look for a grumpy old bearded guy.

Posted by: James Old Guy on June 9, 2004 09:50 AM

With 'doo-rag' hair and a burnt ass cheek, don't forget.

Posted by: Stevie on June 9, 2004 09:54 AM

In downtown Charleston there is a park with old cannons aimed at Fort Sumpter (Waterfront Park). At night my Navy buddie and I stuffed a roman candle up his coat sleeve and lit a cigarette fuse, walked down to the cannon and put the roman candle in. We walked to a nearby bench, sat and waited. There is a 4 lane highway between the park and the harbour. After about 10 minutes fire started shooting out of the cannon and then different colored balls shot out over the highway into the harbor. Cars from both directions came to a screeching halt. It was quite a memorable sight. I have fond memories of Charleston. We used to "terrorize" that town.

Posted by: Phil on June 9, 2004 11:04 AM

I drove through SC on 17 just last week. Scenic. Didn't notice any speed traps, as I had suspected there would be.

Posted by: GORDON on June 9, 2004 12:17 PM

have a crab cake and stop at buffett's store for me.

Posted by: Ana on June 9, 2004 01:04 PM

Well Ya'll come on down and we can have a low country boil, a few crab cakes and some shrimp and grits, drink a little beer , do a little dance and have a high ole time

Posted by: James Old Guy on June 9, 2004 01:46 PM

Hey Jim

Have a nice time in Charleston. You deserve a break.

The Police are watching me all the time.

Posted by: stephen mcateer on June 9, 2004 04:37 PM

Bejus, if I'd a known you was comin', I'd a baked you a pie (I'm south of Myrtle Beach). ;)

Posted by: RoguePlanet on June 9, 2004 06:23 PM

Rogue! Stop hittin' on the bastard! I think I know what kind of pie HE likes.

Posted by: MildlyDisturbed on June 9, 2004 07:30 PM

Honest to god, , that sounds so exciting and over-the-edge that I pray you'll come back safe...

Posted by: BJK on June 9, 2004 08:43 PM

Spill some whisky for the Hunley boys. Make sure they planted 'em right.

Posted by: Justthisguy on June 9, 2004 10:15 PM

Lived in Charleston almost four years when I was in the Navy... It was a neat place. Very old, lots of history, and pleanty to see and do.

I have very fond memories of living there. Hope you have a good stay!

Posted by: Bob on June 9, 2004 10:53 PM

I thought Charleston was something you did, not somewhere you go.
I guess D.C. was not far enough South for good crab cakes, but then I have not had much luck with Southern cooking.
After a little set to with some asshole who said that anyone displaying the Stars and Bars was a stupid racist, I am ready to suggest that firing on Fort Sumpter should be an annual celebration.
The just powers of government are derived from the consent of the governed.

Posted by: Walter E. Wallis on June 9, 2004 11:28 PM

I was serious about what I wrote above. They've just recently held the funeral for the crew of CSS Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship in war. That was her 3rd or 4th crew which drowned, doing that. Kamikazes? Poofters! The Confederate Kaiten showed what real men were made of!

Posted by: Justthisguy on June 10, 2004 12:47 AM

Is Big John's still open? When I was a cadet at the Citadel, I spent many a Saturday night there tossing back a few and staring at the posters, pictures and news clippings from John's days playing football with the University of Illinois and New York Giants.

Posted by: CitadelGrad on June 10, 2004 05:38 AM

Apologies for the raving nonsense I put on your blog site. I have been experiencing a sense of humour failure.

Posted by: stephen mcateer on June 10, 2004 11:01 AM

Well I didn't see nary hide nor hair of the grumbly one. I checked evey dive , alley and house of ill reput in the area. I did see some white haired guy sleeping on a park bench at White point garden, but there were no cig butts or empy beer or wine cans around him so I passed.

Posted by: James Old Guy on June 10, 2004 11:29 AM

Rogue! Stop hittin' on the bastard!

What choice do I have, when you deny me your essence? :)

Posted by: RoguePlanet on June 10, 2004 01:44 PM

I lived in Charley Stone for 3 years, at the AFB.  Them were some good times.  Loved the beaches.  Southern babes are uniquely hot.  And ya gotta love them palmetto bugs.

Is it still called the Slave Market, or did they rename it yet?

Posted by: Beast of Bourbon on June 10, 2004 06:02 PM

It's now called just "The Market."

Posted by: Acidman on June 10, 2004 08:16 PM

6335 Thanks so much for all the help to buy ink cartridges

Posted by: inkjet cartridges on September 5, 2004 06:16 PM
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