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June 9, 2009 – Naval Ships & Army Wives!

by on Jun.15, 2009, under Friends, Other Travels, Sketchbook, Various

The next day (the 9th) I slipped over to the 1713 Powder Magazine. Please click on the links to lean more of each location.


The first tour for Tuesday was to Patriot Point. Photos below. Patriot Point is home to the U.S.S. Yorktown naval ship which is so large that inside is a naval air museum full of airplanes.




The locations honors our Medal of Honor recipients. Below is a photo of the wall of those who earned the honor.


Below our exemplary guide, Ken Goodman, helps writer Stuart Newman locate a school buddy of his who posthumously received the first Medal of Honor during WWII. The terminals are set up to look up all those honored with the Medal of Honor.


From Patriot Point we made our way to Fort Moultrie. The fort is where Seminole leader Osceola was imprisoned and then killed. More about that soon at our Genuine Florida site.


Our next tour was a movie set tour. Amongst the places we stopped is the current working set for Lifetime network’s ‘Army Wives’. Below are sketches from around the sets we visited. We got to get a very private tour just for our group that included watching scenes being shot.


Below are photos from the costuming area. Buckets of military boots and racks of military shirts.



Later that evening we were driven out to Middleton Place and had a farewell dinner with some fine entertainment from this bluegrass band. Middleton Place is a fantastic site of gardens and history.


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