Thursday, September 26, 2013

Charleston Trip - Part One

My investment club just got back from a fabulous trip to Charleston, South Carolina.  It's amazing that twelve ladies could actually get our schedules together to make this happen - and even more amazing that on this trip, there was NO DRAMA!  It was wonderful!

Our first night in town, we were lucky enough to have dinner at Husk.  We did have to make reservations several months in advance since this place is very difficult to get into.  If you are planning a trip to Charleston, I highly recommend this place.

The menu changes daily and reflects the freshest seasonal ingredients.  A few of the more interesting things we tried were compressed watermelon, pig's ear lettuce wrap (I couldn't quite enjoy the pigs ear - it didn't taste bad, I just kept thinking about the treats I used to buy for my dogs),  pimento cheese spread (delicious!) and the baked grits.   We left Husk feeling so full, I thought we might pop.

This is a picture of the outside of the restaurant:

 On Saturday morning, there was a farmer's market in the town square adjacent to our hotel. The pink building in the background is the Embassy Suites where we stayed and it used to be the Citadel.  Although not fancy, the location was great, the place was clean, and the staff was attentive.  The free breakfast was also good.  The weird thing was that not all the rooms had windows.  Since we only went back there to sleep, it was fine.

 The produce and the flowers at the farmer's market were just spectacular.  Look at those peppers!  There were plenty of local artists selling their wares, and I know we all had a great time mulling around.

Charleston has plenty of steeples.  Oh, that blue sky and the *perfect* weather!

Part of our group took an afternoon to head to the beach.  We went to Folly Beach which ended up being a great choice.  There was a festival  going on in the little town, and there was plenty to do (or not to do!) for all of us.   Just looking at the beach pictures makes me feel relaxed.

Folly beach has a huge fishing dock if someone wanted to do some fishing.

The piers under the dock - I thought this was so cool! Some of the girls got in the water and then sat on the beach.  I walked around and took lots of pictures - just soaking it all up!

We took a carriage ride and learned some history of this beautiful town.

Tom pulled us with grace and strength.

Of course, there was shopping.  There are several in our group who are hard core shoppers and they were not disappointed in all that Charleston had to offer.  The City Market was fun and we all picked up a few things, but the big time shopping was done over on King Street.

In the next post, I'll share more fun stuff we did.  We packed a whole lot of stuff into the time we were there.  

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great trip! I'm glad you got to visit the beach. It's always rejuvenating for us landlocked souls, isn't it?