"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Monday, November 7, 2011

Charleston, South Carolina

1807!!!  Texas wasn't even a state:)
Still traveling!  Saturday morning, October 22, I met my sister, Barbara,  and my good friend, Ann, in Charleston, South Carolina for a long weekend.  You have to love those Southwest Airline sales.

On the beach at Sullivan's Island

Barbara on the beach.
We had a great time seeing the city.  It is as beautiful as everyone says and steeped in history.  Saturday afternoon we ate seafood at Hymen's and then wandered through the market.  Later in the evening we drove out to Sullivan's Island.  We have all read several books by Dorothea Benton Frank so that was a "must do".    Drinks and appetizers followed at a restaurant on the island - Thyme ??

Beautiful ironwork.
Sunday we were 100% tourists and took a bus tour of the city, lunched in the market area, and then took a boat tour of Charleston Harbor.  It was a beautiful day.  Besides seeing the city we got a history lesson.  It is so amazing to see homes and churches that were built before the American Revolution!!  Lots of walking on this day.  We ended the day with dinner at a restaurant on Shem's Creek.

Gorgeous Bridge!  Next time I want to walk across.
Monday we headed out to see the gardens and home at Middleton Place.  The gardens are famous for being the oldest landscaped gardens in the United States.  The plantation house was burned during the last days of the Civil War.  We toured the "addition" that has been restored and saw the ruins of the main house.  We took the short garden tour and then wandered around on our own.  Ann is an avid gardener!!  We ended the day with dinner at another restaurant on Shem Cheek.


City Home
Ann's flight left Tuesday morning.  After dropping her at the airport, Barbara and I headed to the local quilt store and then back to the battery area in downtown Charleston.  It was another beautiful day so we enjoyed walking the streets and toured one of the houses that had been built before the American Revolution.  Its a small world - we ran into a friend of our brother's on the tour.  After a quick lunch, we headed back to the airport to catch our flights.

Everyone raves about the food in Charleston, but we were disappointed.  Growing up on the Gulf Coast and eating fresh seafood (lots of it that we caught) has made us harsh critics.  Or maybe we didn't know which restaurants to try?  Did not disillusion me.  I loved Charleston and want to go again.


Anonymous said...

I want to go to there!


Anonymous said...

You and Miss Barbara are looking FABULOUS! I always enjoy your stories and pictures so much. I hope you and yours have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!