Do you guys watch the show on TNT The Last Ship? We love it and Matt loves the main character Tom Chandler. In fact we were talking about how if Matt could be a TV character he thinks he would want to be him before leaving on our vacation! Why does this matter? Well, I had NO idea that in the harbor of Charleston was Patriots Point.... but I am so glad we toured it! In the harbor sits a Destroyer USS Laffey and the Battleship USS Yorktown and Matt was able to for a brief moment have his time as Captain Tom Chandler.HERE is the site to learn more about visits!
And of course we had to make one last stop before heading out..... The symbol of Charleston the Pineapple fountain! What IS the story of the Pineapple......
The legend stems back to the colonial days when Charleston was much more of a shipping city. When a sea captain returned home from a long voyage he would have precious, exotic souvenirs of his voyage. The captain would spear a pineapple on his fence post to let his friends and neighbors know that he had returned safely. The pineapple earned its symbolic meaning because friends would come over for dinner that night to drink and hear the captains adventure tales of piracy, scurvy, and encounters with new lands.
Who knew your favorite fruit had a real adventure tale behind it?