Well, I'm too tired to write a novel so I'm going to attempt to keep this short! Attempt being the key word.... Last weekend, it was the 2nd annual girls' trip with some dear friends. Our destination was Charleston, South Carolina. It did not disappoint! What a beautiful city. I visited here at the ripe old age of 13. But, when you're 13 you only remember so much! I really enjoyed just aimlessly wandering the streets. So many little nooks and crannies to discover. Secret gardens galore. So much character! And the food! I'm going to have to go back just to try the 100's of restaurants. It was a nice little get away with good company.
Highlights of our trip:
We rented a car one day to venture out. Our first stop was Boone Hall Plantation. It was so beautiful there. The avenue of old, old oaks was breathtaking. (planted in 1743!) The moss hanging everywhere and the vines growing on those big branches....i was in awe. If you've seen Gone with the Wind, this would be those old oak trees. Interesting fact, they are the oaks in the movie--but a picture was taken of them, not filmed. Oh and The Notebook was filmed here. And if you really care, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were married here. Ha. More importantly, it is a place rich in history.
Our next stop was paddle-boarding Shem Creek. It ended up being a beautiful day (which I was concerned about considering tropical storm Julia was supposed to be taking over the area-but she never did!) We spent hours paddling in the harbor and the creek. A couple of dolphins popped up to say hello as well as a manatee. Amazing in my book!
Last stop was to take in a beach sunset at Sullivan's Island Beach. Breathtaking. I will never tire of the ocean views.
The rest of our days were spent playing tourist. Just walking around and taking it all in. I'll let the pictures do the talking.....
So nice to get a little break. Thanks to my dear hubby for taking care of our boys for a few days! Thanks to my friends for a wonderful time!
Looking forward to our next adventure!