Hey everyone, this is River and it’s the first time I have written on the blog.We are in Florida right now and we will be here at least through Christmas. It will be weird having no snow but the warm weather should make up for that. It has cooled down a little bit here. We were in Georgia a few days ago and we heard it was colder in the morning there than it was in Maine. It’s not that bad but I hope it gets a little warmer. We have been staying in campgrounds for the last few days and we also stayed in a truck stop where I went and did some of my schoolwork in McDonald’s. It was strange to be hearing all of the different accents, it is very integrated down here. We have also been visiting a lot of cool places. We went to Fort Moultrie and Pulaski. About a week ago we were staying in South Carolina. We arrived in the middle of November and left on the 27th. The place we stayed at was right on the beach and the water was still warm. It’s hard to believe that water in the ocean is warm enough to swim in during November. I have been having a lot of fun and can’t wait to see where we will be going next.
I haven’t put enough details and I need to add more. I’ll start with Fort Moultrie and Pulaski. Fort Moultrie has defended the harbor of South Carolina twice. The first was during the Revolutionary war when they drove off an entire British fleet. Then during the Civil War, it was able to hold back an attack from the Union. Fort Pulaski is located in Georgia outside of Savannah. During the Civil War, the fort was occupied by the Confederacy and was attacked by the Union. Col. Charles H. Olmstead was forced to surrender. The fort somewhat reminds me of a castle. This is mostly due to the fact that it has a moat and you can also walk along the top of the outer wall. It was also very interesting to see the gun batteries and where they stored the gunpowder. During our stay in South Carolina, we also went into Charleston and visited the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. This is a very historic building. For example it was where the United States Constitution was ratified. The cellar of this building was used as a dungeon which people during the Revolutionary War who opposed the British were imprisoned. For a time it also imprisoned pirates before they were hanged.