Charleston, SC: One of the Top Ten Best Places To Live
Things To Do In Charleston
LAHS Reunion 2013
50th Anniversary for Class of 1963
October 7 thru 10, 2013
So genteel and gracious, it's no wonder Charleston, South Carolina has consistently ranked among the country's most elegant and mannerly cities. Founded in 1670, the port city has suffered great fires, earthquakes, pirates, a civil war and a hurricane, and weathered them all with grace and dignity. Charleston today boasts 73 pre-Revolutionary buildings - 136 from the late 18th century and more than 600 others built prior to the 1840s. Visitors can find plenty of distinctly Charleston things to do: wander cobblestone streets lined with antique shops and boutiques, browse the Old City Market where Gullah basket ladies are among the vendors that peddle their wares, and peek at private gardens tucked serenely behind iron gates. House museums and monuments to wealthy Colonial merchants are open to visitors, as are the plantations and gardens that line the Ashley River.
About the Reunion
Quality Inn & Suites @ Patriots Point, Mt Pleasant, SC (843-856-8817) Reservations under "LAHS Reunion "
196 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC, US, 29464
$109 per night, + taxes & fees.
$129 per night king suites
+ $10 is for each additional adult in a room.

Hotel
Complementary Hot Breakfast + Coffee & sweets throughout the day included.
Complementary Hospitality Room w/ ice service 2 x per day, (from arrival thru departure date).
[ Plus our light snacks & drinks are permitted ]
Meeting Room (smaller room) available.
Pool & Sun Deck
Free Parking
Close proximity to watering hole, casual dinner & dinner cruise with easy car or water taxi access to Charleston.
Calendar of Activities
Monday:
"Benvinuti" & getting settled in.
Hospitality Room open all day.
Meet and greet
Pick-up sack full of Complimentary Touring brochures
Monday Evening -
Watering hole gathering @ Red's Ice House
Gathering to start after check-in and visit to hospitality room for directions,
Cash bar, ala cart dinning, music & the ambience of the Shem Creek waterfront.
Red's is 1.4 miles from hotel. Easy car pooling & lots of parking.

Tuesday:
Daily complimentary hot breakfast.
Pick-up sack full of Complimentary Touring brochures, if not done so thus far.
Directions to Charleston via water taxi or driving...posted.
...then off to "See Charleston"
pooling & lots of parking.

Tuesday Evening:
Pizza party in Hospitality room, music et al
Wednesday:
Daily complimentary hot breakfast
...then off to "See Charleston"

Wednesday Evening:
Charleston Harbor Dinner Cruise ~ $52 per head (to be included in dues collection)
Deposit $250 when reservation contract, Final head count 14 days prior to cruise & payment balance due 10 days prior to cruise.
Est Total: 60 ea x $52 ( tax & tip are already included) = $3120
Dinner cost includes charge for serving our "Reunion Cake" as desert.

Charleston Touring & Optional Activities.....(a complimentary bag of brochures will be available for attendees)

There's lots of free time & casual time activities in & around the Charleston Historic District.
Art Museums, Dining, Beaches, Tour Trolleys & Carriages, Hop-On Hop-Off busses, the Citadel, historic ships, antique shopping, plantations & gardens, historic homes, Charleston Bay cruises, Golf and much much more......
Here are a few Web links for the "free time & casual activities":
Charleston's Museum Mile
http://www.charlestonmuseummile.org/
Gibbes Museum of Art
http://www.gibbesmuseum.org/
Historic Charleston ( five historic Planter's Homes )
http://www.historiccharleston.org/
Fall Tour of Homes & Gardens
by the Preservation Society of Charleston
http://www.preservationsociety.org/
Draton Hall ( National Historic Site )
http://www.dratonhall.org/
Middleton Place
Historic Landmark
http://www.middletonplace.org/
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
a Historic Home in America ( Absolutely Gorgeous )
http://www.magnoliaplantation.com/
Terrace Oaks Antique Mall
http://www.terraceoaksantiques.com/
The Citadel
Military University Archives & Museum
On a par with West Point, NY, US Naval Academy, Virginia Military Institute,
www.Citadel.edu/Museum
NOTE: Bob Bahr's alma mater
Charleston Harbor Cruise
( Planned dinner cruise for our reunion)
http://www.spiritlinecruises.com/
http://www.spiritlinecruises.com/dinner_overview.html
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
USS Yorktown (CV 10) & USS Clamagore ( SS-343) + military museums & memorials
http://www.patriotspoint.org/
Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie
"Where the Civil War Began"
http://www.fortsumtertours.com/
The Charleston Museum
& its Historic Houses
www.CharlestonMuseum.org
Charleston's Restaurants
(if we are lodged on the Charleston peninsula)
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g54171-Charleston_South_Carolina.html
Mt Pleasant Restaurants
(if we are lodged on/near Patriots Point, Mt Pleasant)
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g54354-Mount_Pleasant_South_Carolina.html
Logistics:
For those who fly into or out of Charleston IAP (couples or groups), Airport shuttles are available. Here's a recommended carrier based in Mt Pleasant. Reservations made on line get a 10% discount. Mt Pleasant Shuttle http://www.mpshuttle.com/
Distance: Quality Inn & Suites to/from Charleston IAP - 14 miles.

If you send me your travel data ( airlines, flight number and date/time of arrival )...I will try to put all in contact with others arriving to possibly car pool to the Quality Inn & Suites, Patriots Point.
Send your information to: Franklyn H Y Lee franklynlee@atmc.net

Attendees

  1. Auer, Joe
  2. Bahr, Bob
  3. Biles, Derwood
  4. Denmark, Diane
  5. Ellerman, David
  6. Hentschel, Jo
  7. Lee, Franklyn
  8. Myers, William
  9. Polm, Janie (Tester)
10. Tillery, Julie (Bahr)
11. Van Gelder, Karel (Ray)
12. Waggoner, Jose (Horn)
13. Wolz, William
14. Kettley, Marylee
15  Wright, Sue (Harris)
16  Eckles, Elda (Herring)
17. Spencer, Pat
18. Sherrill, Barbara (Palmer)
19. Hentschel, Bert
20. Heflin, Harry
21. Cumbie, Pete
22. John Sager
23. Jim Miletich
24. Frank Scarpace



List does not include spouses
(as of 8/21/2013)