Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Travel Tuesday - Charleston, South Carolina

Two Meeting Street Inn, my sweetie & I had the pleasure of staying here about six years ago. If you ever go to Charleston, I would recommend one of the wonderful Inns they have all over the city. This one is one of the prettiest I have ever been too. They include this inn on the tours of the city. Click on to the link above and check it out, it is probably one of the most romantic inns in the country.

Okay, why do I have a grave on my Travel Tuesday to Charleston because the graves there are so old and interesting. We spent alot of time going through this graveyard yesterday. It was on the property of an old church and it had many old graves. Click on the picture and read what it says about this lady. I love what they wrote of her life. The grave next to hers was her husband and her daughter was on the other side and each one was just like this. You could tell just by reading it how much they loved God. I honestly could have spent more time reading the gravestones.
This is my sweet niece Maria, who is so lucky to live in Charleston. We ate at Bubba Gumps. I am going to have to really get serious about Weight Watchers again, this eating out stuff is killing my good intentions to eat well.

This is in the graveyard of the church. My daughter Melissa, Maria and my sweetie.

Today we are heading to Charleston, South Carolina where you will find more charm and flavor of the south than any city in America. The history here is fascinating and it is everywhere you go. Fort Sumter is one of the historic sites to see, it is where the first shot of the civil war was fired. You can get to Fort Sumter by a boat tour, it's well worth the trip. Magnolia Plantation is another historic site to see, ten generations of the Drayton family have lived there since the 1670's. And there are so many historic houses to see in Charleston, one of them is the Nathaniel Russell House built in 1808. Honestly we could spend many Travel Tuesdays talking about Charleston, there is that much to do. I would recommend one of the horse drawn carriage rides where the guides tell you all about the history of the city and point out all the historical sites. It is quite frankly one of the most romantic cities in the country. And if you get tired of all that history all you have to do is cross a bridge and go to the Isle of Palms or Sullivan's Island and you're at the beach. Is anyone out there a Gone With the Wind fan? Do you remember the part of the book or movie where Rhett says to Scarlett that he's going home to Charleston where he can find the calm dignity that life can have when it's lived by gentle folks and that he didn't realize the charm of that. That charm is Charleston! Well, the south is so much fun, let's continue on with it next week. Next week we go to Savannah.

Safe Travels,



June said...

Too funny that you mention Gone With The Wind! I borrowed it from Judy and just finished watching it today! Looks like you guys are having fun. Miss walking with you. I was at the park this morning and will head again while Allison is at volleyball tryouts.

Kari said...

I have to tell you a secret...I LOVE old southern graveyards. How weird is that? The Live Oak Cemetary in Selma, Alabama (where my grandparents are buried) has an "old" side that I love going thru. Some of graves are even from the civil war time. It's so peaceful and beautiful...spanish moss dripping from the oak trees, weathered grave markers - some tilted now, worn down by time and the elements...something about it just makes me feel so small and yet peaceful inside. Love it....And a funny, yet slightly off-key story about that cemetary...there's a tombstone there that said something very flowery about "I've gone before you, follow me..." (you get the picture). An old bum had stumbled in there one night and wrote in chalk on that tombstone "to follow you I'll not consent, until I know which way you went". I don't know why that's always struck me as funny and I don't know why I still remember it over 30 years after it happened. lol

Diann said...

I LOVE Charleston! I used to live in Columbia, SC, back in my single days for a little over a year and had the opportunity to go to Charleston many times. It reminds me of a mini-New Orleans (the great historic parts of N.O.). I got the opportunity to do some tours while there and I just loved it. I actually have Rainbow Row prints from there that I still love.

Heather's Brain said...

I stopped by to say thanks for entering to win the candles...and good luck!

I love to travel and wish I could do it EVERY Tuesday...where would I go? Hmmm, must think on this.

I also like old cemetaries. The old head stones can be so neat. Living int his town I see so MUCH history...I should take some pictures and post them...but not this week!

Karolee said...

I love traveling with you! I also love visiting grave yards. I've taken many pictures of head stones also.

We also take those horse drawn carriage rides whenever possible. What a fun way to see the city.

justabeachkat said...

Great post! I love Charleston, although I haven't been there in years. We must go again soon.


Sophie Honeysuckle said...

I would LOVE to visit there! I am such a fan of GWTW and the very cheesy (but highly enjoyable) North and South!!

sarah cool said...

Joan, I don't believe that you can be a grandmother. :) That picture of you is great!!

J said...

Nice photos... especially the old tombstones. We don't have something like that here in the part of my world :p

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joan said...

Charleston does have the best old cemeteries. Next time try to get to Magnolia Cemetery on upper Meeting St. It has the most incredible statues.
Joan in Charleston