West Palm Beach to Charleston, Via Jax

January 27, 2016 09:37 – 09:37

I’m at the Springhill Suites in Charleston, SC. It’s a nice hotel! I don’t believe I’d stay here in season—it’d probably be too expensive. But, in late January, it was $136 after all of the taxes were added int. The internet speed is in the 30s—quite acceptable. And, there’s a small balcony with a view of the river and Charleston across the river.

For dinner last night, I went to California Dreamin’, an upscale place visible from the hotel across a channel. It was only a half mile, so I decided to walk. Dear Charleston: They’re called “sidewalks”. You should make the investment. Love, Herb.

Dinner was really good. The salad that came with dinner could’ve been dinner. I couldn’t tell what all was on it, but it was delicious. Bacon, lettuce, tomatoes (wow—a BLT in a salad), and their delicious house dressing. The bread thing was warm, soft, sweet, sticky, and delicious, too.

For the main course, I had the shrimp platter. It was okay, but the shrimp didn’t have much taste.

I also had a Sam Adams Lager (not the seasonal), which was quite excellent.

Monday night, I spent at the airport Springhill in Jacksonville. On the way north, I stopped and hiked in Fort Clinch State Park. It wasn’t quite as birdy as I had expected. Wrong time of year, I guess. I did see a few yellow bellied flycatchers.

I also walked through Fort Clinch. Most surprising about it was that it was a Union fort—not CSA. I was more impressed by this tunnel than by the canons, though.

Monday night, I was at the Springhill in West Palm Beach—very slow internet. For dinner, I opted to go to the Millhouse Steak House across the street. I had the prime rib—it was excellent—and Stella on draught, which was equally excellent.

For my Monday adventure, I went to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. I’m adding it to my “every time I visit Florida” list. The star attraction for the day were the roseate spoonbills I saw on the Wildlife Drive. There’s much more of the refuge that I didn’t see yet. That’s for next time.

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