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Overnight to Charleston French Quarter Gallery Walk & Ft Moultrie

  • December 2 · 9:00 AM
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CHARLESTON GALLERY ASSOCIATION ARTWALK

Friday, December 2, 2016
5:00pm 8:00pm

Official Charleston Gallery Association Artwalk. A fun quarterly event with over 40 galleries participating from 5 - 8pm serving refreshments and many of the artists will be in attendance.
http://www.charlestongalleryassociation.com/events/2016/12/2/artwalk

The Saturday after the Art Walk, we can step back in time at Ft Moultrie on Sullivan's Island.
It is a National Monument and has an admission fee.

http://www.nps.gov/fosu/learn/historyculture/fort_moultrie.htm

http://www.nps.gov/fosu/planyourvisit/fees.htm/fort_moultrie.htm

I will have a meetup sign posted on my burgundy Honda minivan at the Panera's parking lot.

Those who plan to carpool and leave their car overnight, it is recommended to leave your car at one of the protected JAX airport car rental lots.

You will need to book a hotel for overnight in the Charleston area.
For example, I was able to get a rate of $67 at the Sleep Inn on Wingo Way at Mt. Pleasant. It has a good rating. https://www.choicehotels.com/south-carolina/mount-pleasant/sleep-inn-hotels/sc036#!

For those driving to Charleston without stopping at Panera's, we plan to have the group start  in the sitting area on the north side of the Old Exchange Building in Charleston at 5pm for the walk.  However, last time the group meandered at their own pace and kept in touch by phone.

http://oldexchange.org/

Dining will be on your own schedule.  There are many dining locations in Charleston.

There are several parking garages in the Historic Charleston area.  I am going to try to park at the East Bay/Prioleau garage, 25 Prioleau St if it is not full.  Here's a list of parking garages in the area, a map, and parking fee schedule.

http://www.charleston-sc.gov/index.aspx?NID=1025

http://www.charleston-sc.gov/index.aspx?NID=1441

On Saturday, 12/3, we will meet at the entrance to Ft Moultrie National Monument at 9:30am.  It's worth a visit if you've never been.

Fort Moultrie and Administration Headquarters:
1214 Middle Street,
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

https://www.nps.gov/fosu/planyourvisit/fomohqdirections.htm

After visiting Ft.Moultrie I will start back to Jacksonville.  However, at the prior event, several folks arranged with others to stay in Charleston for a 2-night visit.


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  • Mike

    This was a lot of fun. Very popular event in Charleston, the weather was superb and the attendees entertaining.

    1 · 6 days ago

  • Ann M.

    I have a paid for room for Fri and Sat and cannot go. I could not get a refund. Does anyone want it?

    November 27

    • suzanne

      I tried to ask for it a while ago when you posted about it, but never heard back. Now it's too late -- yikes. So sorry.

      6 days ago

  • Mike

    Just an FYI for those who are staying an extra night.
    The James Island Christmas Festival of Lights is amazing to see.
    https://ccprc.com/1546/Holiday-Festival-of-Lights

    November 29

  • Linda

    Anyone want to carpool and share a room?

    November 18

    • Ann

      Sounds good. I will be arriving on Thursday night so I will let them know you are coming and they can let you in if I'm out. I'll probably need your last name.

      November 18

    • Linda

      Burton

      November 18

  • Linda R

    Sorry but my out of state travels have changed n I am not available to come. Sad cause I have so looking forward to this event. Next time.

    November 9

    • Mike

      Next time, LInda. Regrets.

      November 9

  • Teri

    I'm interested in going, what do I need to do?

    November 6

    • Mike

      Welcome, Teri. Please note our meetup location given above. Please make sure you have a hotel room reserved for your stay in Charleston. In the description, I suggested one where I am staying. Also, Ann noted should could share a room. If you plan to carpool with someone, I suggest you arragne to park you car at one of the Jax airport parking locations. The mall parking lot is not as securely monitored. I have room in my van for carpooling. Others may as well in their vehicles. Hope this helps. I will send you my phone # if you need more info.

      November 9

  • Ann

    I also have an extra bed in my room if someone needs to share.

    November 2

  • Ann M.

    If anyone is going to this and does not have a room yet, I have one paid for that I will not be able to use. Frances and I will be on her "Victory Cruise", we had to change the date to a later time than originally planned. The room is for 2 nights at the Sleep Inn in Mt. Pleasant, some of the other members are staying there. My reservation cannot be cancelled so I am hoping someone can use it. Let me know if you are interested.

    October 4

    • Linda R

      Ann I am so sorry that I forgot about calling for your room. If u do not have it still available can u please give me the info about the hotel so I can try n book another room where others from the group r staying at. Ty.

      November 2

    • Ann M.

      It is still available. Will you be at the meeting on Sunday afternoon? If so Frances will have the information. If you will not be at the meeting, let me know and I will get the info to you

      November 2

  • paula p.

    Sorry about miscommunication. I am going and still have room to share.

    November 2

  • Linda R

    Ann, I haven't gotten a room yet. Is it a nice hotel? I am interested. How far is it away from meeting place?

    October 4

    • Ann M.

      Linda, the address is 299 Wingo Way, Mt. Pleasant, SC. You can look it up and see more about it. Some other from the group are staying there. We went to the art walk last year and stayed there and it was very nice. It is also close to some very good places to eat (I will post the names of some of them) and much less expensive than staying in Charleston. It is just across the river and I estimate about a 10-15 minute drive. It is a handicapped room. The reservation says it cannot be cancelled, changed or refunded so what I would need to do is call them and tell them that the other person in the room is (you or whoever) and that you would be checking in for us. I hate to see it go to waste, I have paid for the two nights already. Just let me know.

      October 4

    • Linda R

      Sorry didn't reply but fighting a bad migraine today can't think. Will look at all tomorrow n let u no. I am very interested.

      October 6

  • Jill

    Unable to attend due to conflict in schedule. Have fun

    September 13

  • Ava M.

    Podiatry surgery in October.. will still be recovering.. (ugh) !!

    August 7

    • Mike

      Not fun. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

      August 8

  • Susann

    Is anyone going from the beach?

    July 8

    • Mike

      Susann, I am planning to stay 1 night. Other than the above description of the meetup itself what kind of information are you seeking about the trip? In case you are only seeing these replies, the meetup is described here:

      July 9

  • Linda R

    Is there anyone from Bartram park area ?

    July 9

  • Ann

    I'm going to try to change my reservation to 2 nights as well if I can get the same rate.

    July 7

  • Susan

    Hello, this trip sounds interesting. I love Charleston and might want to spend 2 nights if there are other things going on same weekend. What's the deadline to RSVP?

    July 7

    • Ann M.

      My sister and I will probably spend 2 nights

      July 7

    • donna

      We are doing 3 nites or that's what I made the reservations for

      July 7

  • Jill

    Other plans have come up for the date. I am going to have to pass. Thanks for offering to drive, Mike.

    June 21

    • Mike

      Thanks for this notice and changing the RSVP, Jill. Next time.

      June 21

  • Linda R

    Is there anyone going from the Bartram Park area?

    May 21

    • Linda R

      I would like to stay the two nights.

      May 21

  • suzanne

    I'm excited about this trip. Will anyone be needing a roommate?

    March 29

    • paula p.

      Yes. I am looking for someone to share with

      April 22

    • suzanne

      Hi Paula. I'm sorry I haven't checked in here lately. Yes I'd like to room with you for this trip. Can you send me a private message so we can connect. I want to give you my email address.

      April 23

  • Jill

    I would like to go only if I can carpool. I do live in the Beaches area as well. Can I hitch a ride?

    April 11

    • Jill

      Sounds great to me.

      April 11

    • Jill

      Thanks Mike for offering to drive. I will make a hotel reservation at the Sleep Inn. 8:15 sounds fine with me to.

      April 11

  • gail p

    I booked the Sleep Inn at a rate of $71 that is totally refundable up till Dec. 1. The $67 rate is non-refundable, non-changeable as soon as you book.

    April 6

  • Mike

    Hi Renee,
    We can carpool from the beach. We live in Jax Beach. I'll send you my cellphone #.

    March 23

    • Mike

      Sounds good. I'll send out my beaches address and contact info as we get close the to event date.

      March 31

  • Renee

    I was going to get a room for myself but I am open to having a roomate.

    March 30

  • Linda R

    I am also needing a roommate if there is double beds in the rooms.

    March 30

  • Frances C.

    This trip was so much fun last time. We stayed in North Charleston and loved it. Thanks for planning this again Mike.

    March 24

  • Mike

    I see that some of the RSVP are from the beaches area. I am from the beach as well. Let me know if you want to carpool from the beaches area. I have a minivan.

    March 24

  • Ann

    I'm in - I may be on my way back from DC for Thanksgiving, but if I leave from here I will drive and can take 1 or 2 in my car. I booked the Sleep Inn for $71 - senior rate but is refundable.

    March 23

  • Ann M.

    This was such a fun trip last year. Thank you Mike for arranging this. Hope lots of people will sign up. Some of us stayed over and returned on Sunday.

    March 23

    • Mike

      Glad you mentioned that some folks stayed 2 nights.

      March 23

  • Renee

    I love this trip, but I don't want to drive to Charleston. If I can arrange a ride, I am in. I live in the beaches.
    Thanks

    March 23

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