2014-12-19 / Travel

Martin conquers America

Part 7: Carriage Ride
By Warner M. Montgomery, Ph.D. WarnerM@TheColumbiaStar.com


Horses, mules, or donkeys? Donkeys and horses are different species, and, if mated, produce mules. So.....these are not large donkeys or long-eared horses, they are mules. Horses, mules, or donkeys? Donkeys and horses are different species, and, if mated, produce mules. So.....these are not large donkeys or long-eared horses, they are mules. This is the continuing pictorial story of Martin Decker, a 17-year-old Frenchman, Linda and I hosted this past summer. We hosted his mother in Columbia in 1995, and his family hosted us in Nancy, France, in 2009.

Martin and Daniel just HAD to take a carriage ride, so off we went. Here are pictures of an hour-long carriage tour of Charleston.

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The carriage rides are one of the reasons Charleston is America’s Number One Tourist City. The carriage rides are one of the reasons Charleston is America’s Number One Tourist City.

The rules at the carriage shop were very strict. Martin was shocked, “No one in France would ever do that!” The rules at the carriage shop were very strict. Martin was shocked, “No one in France would ever do that!”

Obviously, Daniel and Martin did not work for Walter Willson’s Smiling Service. Obviously, Daniel and Martin did not work for Walter Willson’s Smiling Service.

The temperature in Charleston was pushing 100 degrees. The horses had fans, we had hats. The temperature in Charleston was pushing 100 degrees. The horses had fans, we had hats.

Palmetto Carriage, one of five carriage companies in Char leston, claims to have been the fi r st and guarantees 100% satisfaction. We certainly enjoyed the tour. Palmetto Carriage, one of five carriage companies in Char leston, claims to have been the fi r st and guarantees 100% satisfaction. We certainly enjoyed the tour.

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