We were in Charleston only three days and only two of those were full days. We could have spent a week there and still never tire of it I am sure. Thankfully, our whole family loves to walk and explore. We all, including the kiddos, find architecture and magical gardens memorizing. Charleston of course had no shortage of these, but I think my favorite detail is that the old homes had the most beautiful doors that opened onto porches. Not into houses, but onto porches made for lounging, get togethers with friends, and a good tall glass of sweet tea on warm summer days.
Some of the homes had such a lean it was almost whimsical. I do wonder what the inside of these homes feel like and if it were the wind that caused it or what else.
Oh, and a few moments after hours of meandering when your daughter decided walking down the historical streets like chickens is more fun and the moment your son becomes a teenage thug seems like a brilliant idea.
We also went aboard the USS Yorktown which my grandfather came home on from war. It was nice to think that maybe we stood where he stood and tried to see if we could pick him out among all the old photographs. I sure do miss him. KJ was memorized by the sheer hugeness of it all and the jets didn't hurt either. We spent a couple of hours there and could have easily done more. Just a TIP: we bought our tickets off of the Charleston Groupon. It saved us tons. It seems they have a good rotation of activities. I am thinking next time a historical walking tour would be nice.
We toured Sullivan's Island. It's worth a drive through if you don't have the time to stop even. We picked up seashell's and buried our toes in the cold sand. We explored Fort Moultrie. The Mr and I enjoyed the history of it all and although a beautiful site now how awful it must have been to actually fight from. The kiddos enjoyed the sheer exploration of it of course. Many people recommended eating at Poe's Tavern. Unfortunately due to what we thought was cold weather at the time and a bit of drizzle we never got to enjoy it. The tavern is small, but has great outdoor dining which was not practical at the time. Can't wait to try it next time! With the line they had it must be something good.