Monday, July 4, 2011

The Palmetto State

Happy 4th of July friends!  Hubby and I just returned from a weekend getaway to South Carolina.  We stayed in Myrtle Beach, did some saltwater fishing and spent a wonderful day in Charleston (get ready for lots of pics). 

Here is the view from our balcony:
Myrtle Beach was a little insane with the Holiday weekend.  It reminded me of Spring Break but with more families mixed in.  It was more of a tourist destination than we had expected.

We adored the sweet Southern accents of the friendly South Carolinians and I secretly loved that when you ordered iced tea they assumed sweet tea.  Every menu that we had during our stay included shrimp and grits - gotta love it.

On Sunday we escaped the beach madness and spent the day in Charleston.  On the way there we stopped at a roadside stand and met a gentle soul,  Laverne, who weaves Sweet Grass baskets - passed down from her grandmother - I had to have one!

Also on the way we stopped in Georgetown and McClennanville and Hubby endured my historical and southern house stalking...

Love the covered porches, shutters and rocking chairs!
This one was new construction, but didn't they do a fabulous job preserving the historical details?
This one was in Charleston and I loved the palm tree!
I could have stayed a week in Charleston!  So rich in history and amazing architecture.  Here are a few of my favorite shots from around historic downtown:
I'm not a great photographer - I don't have an expensive camera or special lenses and I don't edit my photos.  I hope that even from these mediocre photos you can tell how amazing Charleston is - add it to your Bucket List - really.


Melissa said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

That fountain is amazing! And so is your husband! Glad you had a great trip.

Linda F

Lori said...

I love the steps with the ivy in between. Lucky you the beach!

Gail said...

I love Charleston with their "single"homes (one room wide, facing the street) and verandas and inner court gardens. Glad you had a great vacation.
(If next year, you want to go to Va Beach and Williamsburg, stop by to visit me)

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I would have loved going with you. Those homes are amazing.