Absolutely charming! I loved Charleston! And we had more rain than sun during our expedition...so I can only imagine what three sunny days would be like!
Like all good places, the coffee was totes phenom! This was from a little french press in a small cafe we found our first morning.
We started the weekend off with a walking tour by Charleston Footprints. We lucked out as the weather held until the end of the tour and we were able to see the side streets and highlights of Charleston without getting soaked!
We spent the afternoon in our raincoats, having lunch with friends, visiting the market and dodging raindrops before finishing the day at the Black Fedora Mystery Comedy Club.
A small theater run by a married couple with dual English lit degrees, they write and perform their own mystery plays, giving the bulk of the parts to the audience. We spent the entire evening laughing and trying to solve the mystery of who killed Watson and Sherlock Holmes. In addition to some witty dialogue, slapstick humor and surprising performances by the audience, there were plenty of funny references to both Charleston and Conan Doyle that made for a well-rounded evening of entertainment.
The next day we had sun! After an early Mass, we headed out to Magnolia Plantation and Garden! The flowers, house and wildlife (including alligators!!) made for a great visit.
Some shots from around town:
Our final morning we stopped at the Angel Tree on Johns Island. This 400 year old live oak was HUGE and amazing. Definitely could have been in Lord of the Rings!
I wish we had more time in this charming place. Plenty of things to see and do! Oh well, there is always next time!