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Thursday, October 24, 2013

A few pictures from Charleston!

Last Friday morning, Dan and I dropped the kids off at school and then giddily drove ourselves to Charleston, S.C.  This was our 6th trip to Charleston, so I think it goes without saying that we love it there! 

We took a carriage ride through the town, ate lunch at Poogan's Porch which is where Dan proposed to me waaaaaaaaay back in 1999, visited a Civil War Photography exhibit at the Gibb's Museum of Art, visited the only operating tea plantation in North America, visited the 1500 year old Angel Oak Tree, took a ghost tour, watched the Red Sox clinch a spot in the World Series (on tv, of course), toured around the Battery, walked all over the town and then walked all over it some more, ate more good food and finally headed home on Sunday morning.

It was divine.  I love my kids, but y'all I do love spending alone time with my husband. Here are a few pictures from the trip.  And a lot of them are just of me because Dan refuses to do selfies and he hates to have his picture taken and we didn't ask anyone to take a picture of the two of us.

This is Facebook.  He took us on our carriage tour.

Tea growing on Charleston Tea Plantation on Wadmalaw Island.
Moss covered tree on the Tea Plantation.

Dan standing in front of the Angel Tree on Johns Island.  This tree is over 1500 years old and is thought to be the oldest living thing east of the Mississippi River.

Me in front of the tree.

Me in front of the Jasmine House Inn where we stayed.

Me in front of an Oleander bush on the Battery.

Dan at the Battery.

In case you were wondering, they turned the fountain pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

We love Charleston and are already looking forward to another visit in two or three years.  We were actually thinking of taking the kids there next month for Peter's birthday but nixed the idea. After we calculated hotel expenses, food, activities, etc. it was just going to be too much for the old budget to handle.  But, hopefully, we will get them there one of these years!


Mari said...

We were in Charleston a few years ago and just loved our time there. I have a picture of that pink house too.
You look great!

Grandma T said...

The pictures are great and I agree with Mari, you also look great!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Great look wonderful!
We visited Charleston this summer and the girls still talk about it. We LOVED it there! So nice you were able to get some time away.