As a continuation of our flying last-minute trip, we added a short 6 hours to see my beloved aging grandmama and her lovely city. How nice that my parents happened to be there on their summer visit as well.
After welcoming hugs, a night's rest, and a good southern cookin' breakfast, we set of for downtown Charleston. We drove past The Battery and stopped near Waterfront Park.
|missing Caroline who stayed with VA grandparents|
|watching for dolphins/porpoises in the harbor (not sure which it was we saw skimming by!)|
|City scape...sigh. Not your usual downtown skyscrapers.|
Seriously, who simply could not fall in love with this genteel city of gated hidden gardens, rainbow-colored houses, patios set for entertaining, palmettos rustling in the sea breeze, carriage horses clip-clopping, and historic market vendors weaving grass roses.