Yesterday was our last day in Charleston. We slept in and packed up just in time to check out of our hotel. It was nice to be able to leave our bags with the bell hop while we had one last afternoon in the city. We ended up walking down to the battery and promenade. The park was very pretty, the mansions were beautiful, and the water was lovely. After that we checked out a little lake that was on the map. It was just a man made lake and wasn’t really that exciting, so after sitting by it for a few minutes we moved on, back to downtown for lunch. We ate at Brasserie Gigi, which did not disappoint. We each ordered the simple chicken sandwich with fries, with a lot fancier name, since we were still feeling stuffed from the day before. That Hyman’s Seafood sticks with you for awhile! Anyway, the sandwich was delicious and I could have eaten two or three more servings of the yummy skinny fries. Perfect last meal in Charleston. We even sat next to a French couple who were speaking French. I enjoyed trying to see what I could understand of their conversation, and people watching in general in the restaurant. It was a good one for that. :)
After lunch, we stopped in the Moon Pie General Store just for fun, and found each of the kids a candy treat item. Then we just sat on a bench by the hotel with a drink and waited for our driver to take us to the airport. I will say that was a great thing about this trip. It was nice to be driven around by other people, whether it was in a car, bus, horse carriage, or boat. We didn’t have to worry about where we were going most of the time. Also, all the walking we did helped us to not gain a pound even though we ate a crazy amount of food. We did try to eat smart and not overstuff ourselves, but you know how vacation goes.
Here are some pictures from our last day there:
We found Murray, Kentucky in Charleston:
Here is a Palmetto tree for our Christmas tree. :) Bought this from a place that seemed to be similar to our Art Guild, all local handmade items sold in a store. They had some pretty things!
So long Charleston; I’ll miss you!
It was so good to get home and see the kids. They are pretty happy that we’re home, I think. Gram is too, since she was sick for the last two days of watching them. Last night, I had a dream that we were still in Charleston and I woke up in the middle of the night and it took me a few minutes to realize where I was. I had such a good time, but it does all kind of seem like a big dream, since we’re back to real life today. It was a good dream, though, and I’m so grateful to all the people who made it possible. For Kody’s company and bosses who gifted this trip, for Kody’s parents who kept the kids and did so much work to our house while we were away, to our kids who didn’t totally freak out and make things difficult, to Allison who took Taylor to gymnastics and made life a little easier for us, and to Katie and Kristin, and all others who gave us suggestions and tips. Thank you all, for making this trip so much fun for us!