okay, not really.
Charleston is about 100 miles from our driveway. We went summer of 2017 and visited a beautiful garden, the beach, enjoyed a lovely time. Charleston is a jewel of a city, part of a lovely Southern chain of olde, antebellum towns on the Southern Coast of this country, I love so much. You might not like our president, but I like him better than the person who ran against him.
EITHER WAY! While in Charleston in 2017, we discovered the City Market, which is an open air (okay, not, it’s now enclosed and air conditioned) market that runs about half a mile down the middle of the street. Hand crafted items, homemade food, spices, basket weaving right there in front of your eyes!!!
And HOT SAUCE!!!
Rows and Rows of hot sauce and locally made jelly and jam and BBQ sauce.
Spawn wants to try the hot sauce labeled ‘Help me Jesus.’ I want to try ‘Wet Farts’.
We took the drive this Saturday mainly to purchase some pretzel dip you can’t find anywhere else. It’s awesome, but they’re gone and I can’t remember the name. I looked them up after we were there 2 years ago, but they weren’t on the internet and didn’t have a web page. Oh well.
Someone had a Cajun Bible. Next time we’re that way, I hope I can find it again.
There was beautiful jewelry, wonderful art galleries all around. Hyman’s Seafood restaurant had a LINE at 3 o’clock.
It went all the way to the corner.
I love the boats. I love love love boats. I love harbors.
I’m looking to retire in 12 years probably. Actually, I’m going to try to make it to 65 and then year by year it. 12 years is 25 years. I’ll be close to 70. If I can swing it earlier, I will and I’m looking at Charleston to park my carcass for the final time. There or Tybee.
I love the antebellum homes… that I can’t afford…
Actually, the yellow one is the Daughters of the Confederacy museum and the entrance to the City Market beneath.
I love the parks in the city.
Brunswick had parks like this. So does Savannah. Savannah has city squares. Forrest Gump was shot in Savannah and the park bench Forrest sat on and talked about his life story has a little plaque.
Like Savannah, the best way to see historical Charleston is in a horse drawn carriage, pulled by some of the biggest horses I”ve ever seen.
Charleston has this lovely van… Booze Pops!
They were doing a brisk business!!!
The drive to Charleston is largely marshland. It’s Coastal, the Low Country. If Tolkien’s Rohan was in the United States, it would be in the Ace Basin in Charleston’s Low Country.
If you’re paying attention, you’ll see the old road and train bridges I’d probably be scared to walk on. Spawn said we need to take another trip if he’s up to it during spring break and just be prepared to stop and take pictures. Trying to get these while doing 60 miles per hour was kinda difficult. And my camera has a better zoom lens.
It has been a warm winter here. While the northern reaches of the States has been under frigid polar vortexes and California has had rain galore, we’ve have temps mostly in the 60’s and 70’s. It seems to alternate here. One year, warm and tepid with a 24 – 36 hour cold snap every 10 to 14 days; the next year, 6 weeks if cold. Bugs will be Bitches this summer. Tomorrow will be a cold day and I”ll get to wear this lovely sweater I’ve just gotten in.
Tomorrow’s high – 54. Thursday’s high… 80. I’m shocked I’ve not been sick this year, weather like this! The Dogwood Trees and azaleas think it’s spring and are blooming. The Dogwoods normally bloom at Easter. Easter will be late this year – end of April, but February is too early for them.
You know, my family lives in NE Georgia. I have a brother in NW Georgia, up in the mountains. It’s quiet and peaceful and I miss them muches.
But this… this is home. Savannah… Charleston… Brunswick. The Southern Coast. The Low Country. This is home. This is what home looks like. It’s hotter than hell in the summer, but there is something laid back about the Low Country, something special, that can’t be found anywhere else. The food is exquisite. A low country boil, sweet tea, and a friendliness that can’t be matched anywhere. Savannah was a city so beautiful, that when General Sherman reached it after burning all of Georgia, he stopped and wrote President Abraham Lincoln – it’s a beautiful jewel. A gift.
And Charleston is an equal jewel in the South’s crown. The only thing missing, is this beautiful yahoo…