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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Charming Charleston

I took my first trip to Charleston, South Carolina last week and it was a delight. Charleston is a southern gem full of history, beautiful architecture, and good food. My daughter and her husband honeymooned here three years ago and were anxious to revisit so my husband and I joined them for a long weekend. We started out with a walking tour of the historic downtown.

Charleston is known as "The Holy City" due to the prevalence of the many churches that make up it skyline and it's religious tolerance during it's early years.

Charleston boasts one beautiful home after another, many of which offer tours.

This street is called Rainbow Row, for obvious reasons!

This "Wedding Cake" style house has a very unusual addition on it's rooftop - a small Arc de Triomphe!

The Dock Street Theater has been lovingly preserved and still is in use.

The downtown has an old slave market that  has been been saved and turned into a flea market  for local artists and artisans to sell their goods.

A favorite attraction with the guys was Patriot's Point where you can tour a decommission aircraft carrier, submarine, and destroyer from WWII.

And then there is the food! the Noisy Oyster is a local favorite  where we enjoyed a shrimp boil dinner.

We also had great seafood at Tommy Condon's.

Kilwin's is a candy shop that I was not familiar with. Let's just say I took advantage of the opportunity to get to know them!

And then there were the cupcakes!

 It's a beautiful city with lots to offer!

I like to join these parties

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