We headed towards Charleston yesterday and stopped just north of the city to explore Boone Hall Plantation. This is an 1800's plantation complete with slave quarters restored for tourists. We took a tour of the still working farm on the 734 acres where they once produced cotton and pecans. Now they are doing traditional garden crops from melons to peppers. During the slave years the plantation produced its own bricks. All the remaining buildings from that era as still here because of the bricks the slaves made. The wooden slave quarters in the fields are gone now but 9 brick slave houses remain and have been turned into different themed museums depicting the life of slaves and their struggles. The final slave house was turned into an outdoor theatre and the highlight of the day was a women who was a direct descendant of a slave told stories in character. We stayed longer than we had planned and didn't get into Charleston proper but did find a Passport America half price campground not too far from town. It has been 6 months since we have been in the southeast and what a pleasant surprise to come across a Publix Supermarket. Of course we stopped for groceries and fabulous Publix subs for a very late lunch. Enjoy the pics.