Day 12 – Charleston

Another hot, humid day ……………….. this morning it was about 95º with humidity supposed to be at 99%. I can certainly confirm about the humidity, we were all drenched during our walk around Charleston.

We met Denise and Desiree for breakfast and then headed into Charleston. It’s such a beautiful city and the historic houses/buildings are magnificent.

Charleston, the South Carolina city founded in 1670, is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel pre-Civil-War-era houses, particularly in the bustling French Quarter and Battery areas. The Battery promenade and Waterfront Park both overlook Charleston Harbor, while Fort Sumter, a Federal stronghold where the first shots of the Civil War rang out, lies across the water.

We’ve had another lovely day full of laughter, fun and lots of photo-taking. We were so pleased to be able to soak our feet in this lovely fountain, it was very cooling.

Charleston Fountain

Sand and Desiree cooling their feet!

Here are some of today’s photos:

Si and the Gals

Charleston Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weavers at the Market

 

 

 

 

 

Historic homes in Charleston

King Street, Charleston

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids cooling off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When we first visited Charleston some 20-odd years ago we stayed at a hotel called The Omni, it was lovely. The hotel is still there but under a different name now but we re-visited it just to take another look at its magnificent staircase and chandelier.

The gals are on their way home now to North Carolina. Safe trip ladies and we hope to see you in good ‘ol blighty very soon.

At last some food pics! We decided to eat early today so had Sunday brunch at the hotel.

Si with his roast beef! Makes a change from shrimp and pork belly!

Nothing quite like a good Sunday roast!

Tomorrow we move on to Savannah, another very historic city. See you there!

4 thoughts on “Day 12 – Charleston

  1. Yes Perry I agree, it makes a change to see brick rather than wood! Here in Charleston there are quite a few lovely brick buildings.

  2. We visited Charleston when we went to Myrtle Beach a few years ago. It’s so beautiful! You should visit Myrtle Beach, but if you are in Savannah now, it’s out of the way! I hope you had a lovely day again! Please tell Si, he is doing an amazing job eating, and taking some gorgeous photos!

    • Thanks Nat. I’ve given Si your message and he says ‘many thanks.’ Yes, in Savannah now. It rained all the way here, it was a horrible drive but we made up for it by eating at Cracker Barrel and doing some shopping at an outlet mall!!! xx

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