Elizabeth I in North Carolina

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The Elizabethan Gardens, on Roanoke Island, is an “Elizabethan-inspired” 10-acres run by the Garden Club of North Carolina.  It was conceived in 1950 as a memorial to the Lost Colonists of Roanoke — the 120 English who arrived on Roanoke … Continue reading

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Edenton

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We’d gone into the visitor center in Columbia, North Carolina, for a quick stop before Somerset, but had gotten waylaid by an alligator. There was a nature loop that went from the center, through a swamp and along the river. … Continue reading

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Somerset Place: the Owners

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Joshua Collins I eventually bought out his partners and the next three generations of Collins owned Somerset (named after Somerset, England, where Joshua I was born). It’s Joshua III who, after his marriage to Mary Riggs of Newark, New Jersey … Continue reading

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Somerset Place: the Enslaved

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“So were they better than the average plantation owner?” asked the male half of the UK couple on a tour of Somerset Place with us.  He was referring to the way the owner treated his slaves. Hold that thought. Somerset … Continue reading

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Corolla

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The last time I was in Corolla, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I was there to run the Currituck Wild Goose Chase 5k Donut Dash.  The donut dash, which started and ended at the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, was … Continue reading

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Consuming Charleston II – R, B & B

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The restaurant that I most looked forward to trying was R Kitchen. I’d read several articles and reviews about them, most of them raving, so had made reservations months in advance. They prepare a five course meal in front of … Continue reading

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Food Glorious Food

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Our food adventures were hit-and-miss in Charleston. Neither of us are “foodies” but, mostly because we both have major health issues, we’re very finicky as far as the ingredients are concerned. We were mostly interested in locally sourced and/or seafood … Continue reading

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