Monday is back! We hope the weekend went well for you and that the week goes equally as well. In case that didn’t happen, we have some great things for you to do today, especially if you happen to be in Charleston, South Carolina. Check it out in today’s installment of Dollars & Sense!
Visit Charleston’s Waterfront Park
Though a Great Lawn invites group activity, Waterfront Park was intended to remind Charleston of its place in the natural world—its proximity to the Copper River and the harbor, and the borderline between civilization and the wild. Pathways meander along the river; a grand avenue of trees passes smaller, more intimate garden spaces; walkways intersect with quiet piers jutting over the water; and then, as the path gets farther from the city streets, it runs alongside salt marshes. Wading birds, porpoises, and working boats dominate the view on the water, but a slight turn brings you back to Charleston’s charming architecture and bustle.
Visit The Drayton Hall Plantation
Drayton Hall is the oldest unrestored plantation house in America. Instead of being restored to the vision of those who lived centuries after it was built, Drayton Hall is an artifact that has survived the American Revolution, the Civil War, the earthquake of 1886, hurricanes like Hugo, and maybe most surprisingly today, urban sprawl.
On top of that, it’s not just that it’s a survivor. The main house is considered one of the finest examples of Georgian-Palladian architecture in the United States. The grounds represent one of the most significant, undisturbed historic landscapes in America. And Drayton Hall’s stories—stories of race, family, culture, sacrifice, innovation, and preservation—reveal who we are and where we’ve come from.
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Borrow Books From The Library:
Whenever possible, borrow your books instead of buying them. The card to your public library is free and the libraries are generally well stocked as well as e-books. Usually the chain of public libraries is connected and the available books can be checked online. If there is some book that isn’t at the local branch, you may be able to make a request online for it to be brought in from one of the other branches.