Well, our first Christmas in the US and NO snow! But the cold had us driving south in search for warmer weather. Lesson learnt: its hot and muggy down south in winter, should have packed for summer!
Americans are very patriotic and proud of their service men & women, which means there are plenty of memorials, battlefields and ships etc to visit. Charleston was no exception. We did a tour of Fort Sumter (where the Civil War began) and the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier, USS Clamagore Submarine and Vietnam Experience Exhibition at Patriots Point.
I’m a huge Tom Hanks fan & Forrest Gump is one of my favourite movies, so thanks to a bit of Googling, we managed to find a few filming locations in nearby Beaufort, where we stopped for lunch on our way to Georgia. We even found Wilson’s cousin from Cast Away!