Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Charleston, SC

Not last weekend, but the weekend before... We decided to take off to Charleston! It's about 2.5 hours away from here. Same distance approx. as Jacksonville, just north instead of south.

We arrived too late for the last ferry boat ride to Ft. Sumter. Ho-hum. That's why we came, so we decided to spend the night and try again tomorrow. (Andrew had that Monday off!)

That night we explored downtown Charleston a bit, and found a great place to eat called 82 Queen. The weather and atmosphere and all was just so gorgeous!

We woke early the next morning so as not to miss the boat again! It was neat to see the Fort where the first shot of the Civil War was fired.

We did our research on places to eat, mostly. Found that Rachael Ray had done one of her "$40 a Day" specials in Charleston. So we scoped out her favorite places and picked one to eat at: Hominy Grill. Excellent local home cookin'. And Rachael Ray ate here!!

We even drove through a couple plantations before we headed home.

We took pictures and made memories and that's what we're all about these days! (More of those to come later.)

A view from our ferry of the beautiful row of mansions on East Bay Street (I think they call this "The Battery")


Anonymous said...

it all looks so pretty (compared to Texas!) -- I remember running through that part of the country with Robert when we first married and lived in N.C and then Birmingham. We loved taking off and just seeing new things and eating at cool places. You're off to a great start :)

miss you


Madeline said...

It's nice to see that other people enjoy testing Rachael Ray's restaurant picks. She hasn't let me down yet! I included your post in my weekly Rachael Ray roundup.

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