Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Charleston

Just back from a trip to Charleston, South Carolina, what a beautiful southern city.  It looks a lot like Savannah, but it's much larger.  Charleston was founded in 1670--and that's old by American standards-- and was named Charles Town in honor of Charles II of England.  It's renowned for its many beautiful churches and its pastel antebellum houses.  We walked everywhere as my feet and knees will attest to.
We stayed at the Ellis House a small boutique hotel in the historic district where we had 2 balconies, a 4-poster bed, wine and cheese in the courtyard and breakfast delivered to our door.  Our only complaint was that the bed was so high we needed some steps to get into it and there weren't any, so one of us jumped in---Mac--and he then pulled me up.


Some people were soaking their feet in the hot tub in the courtyard  and we were sorely tempted to join them after all the walking we'd done.


From our hotel we walked to City Market to look at the seagrass baskets being handmade there.  They were gorgeous and WAY to expensive for me.  We'd had an early start so we were hungry and we went in search of a bit of lunch.  We sniffed our way to TBONZ GILL & GRILL where we shared a Low Country Seafood Dip with crab, shrimp, baby spinach and cheese to be dipped by homemade tortilla chips---it was wonderful.  We then shared a plate of Fish and Chips which is really unusual because I'm not much of a fish eater, but it was quite good.






After lunch we walked for an hour and a half getting more and more lost looking for the landing where we could catch the boat to go out to Ft. Sumpter.  Finally asked directions and made it,  after a hike and a half,  with about 10 minutes to spare before the boat left.  More about that tomorrow.


12 comments:

  1. Your trip sounds wonderful! Glad you had a great time! xx

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  2. Sounds like a fun day. Charleston has so much charm and what a beautiful inn where you stayed.

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    1. It is a beautiful city, we hadn't been there in years.

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  3. I stayed in a hotel with a too high bed last fall. It was awful at bed time and desperate in the middle of the night.

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    1. We kept saying we needed doggy stairs. Saw some other guests in the morning and they asked if we'd had trouble getting into bed too, LOL.

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  4. loved the image of your bed-hopping days. A step stool really helps with those high beds. You make me want to take a road trip.

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  5. Sounds like a fun trip - I've always wanted to see Charleston. The hotel looks wonderful and the food sounds delish - now I am hungry! x Karen

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  6. Charleston sounds a wonderful place and it looks as if you had a great time:)

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  7. What a fabulous place to visit, glad you had a good time and looking forward to hearing more.

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  8. I want to go back to Charleston some day. When I was young, we lived in Summerville which is not far from Charleston. We used to visit the zoo in Charleston. Sounds like a fun trip. I like your pictures!

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    1. It is a beautiful city, didn't know it had a zoo, we're planning a trip to Columbia, SC to visit their zoo which we have fond memories of.

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  9. Sounds amazing, a wonderful trip with some treasured memories.

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