History & Waffles...

After brunch with our friend, Sharon, we headed out for a long day of having fun.

We are delighting in all the beaches Charleston offers. Today's was on the Isle of Palm.
There are names in this town that are everywhere. Our curiosity has been piqued with the name, Pinckney. The day's history lesson focused on the "Forgotten Founder" Charles Pinckney (1757-1824).
Due to some of his controversial ideals, this talented and important man was forgotten by early historians. This site is here to remind us. Charles Pinckney is most noted for his role as a drafter and signer of the U.S. Constitution. He was among the first to call to amend the ineffective Articles of the Confederation. His arguments were important and historians have confirmed that he, as a leader at the convention, helped resolve problems that arose during the debates and contributed significantly.
Prior to a devastating fire in Charleston, Charles Pinckney had a library of over 20,000 books. In each, he signed them and documented where they were purchased. Only 80 books remain. I loved this book of poetry, bought in New York, May 20, 1786 (230 years ago).
Nick and Deb met us in Mt. Pleasant at an awesome restaurant called Page's Okra Grill.
You might be seeing a trend in us sharing our dining experiences a bit more. There is such a diverse and unique cuisine here, we can't help ourselves. Our dinner choice was shared Chicken and Waffles. Sausage, roasted corn, cheddar cheese and diced jalapenos cooked into a buttermilk Belgian waffle, topped with honey butter and a crispy fried chicken breast- all this tantalizing food for only $11.
Deb knew we'd have to get on Page's ginormous Adirondack for a photo op.
The sun setting on the Ravenel Bridge was a wonderful end to a wonderful day.

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