My mom and I arrived in Charleston on Monday afternoon, and checked into our lovely hotel (King Charles Inn) on Meeting Street. We spent the evening enjoying cheese and wine by the pool, and then found a yummy spot for dinner.
The next morning, we set out bright and early for a carriage ride around downtown Charleston, and the waterfront. We loved our tour guide and really enjoyed seeing Charleston this way. (Well except for the moment when I turned to gaze at a lovely home, and notice that there was a big, fat, roach- or palmetto bug in the south- ON MY SHOULDER. I was slightly traumatized.)
We worked up an appetite and went to the delicious, and highly recommended "39 Rue De Jean" for lunch. It did not dissapoint; we LOVED our meals (quiche and shrimp pasta).
Next up was a tour of the beautiful "Magnolia Plantation", which we really enjoyed. We wandered around the gorgeous estate and spotted lots of wildlife. We also took a "Swamp Tram Ride" where we saw tons of alligators and lots of exotic birds.
|pretty peacock :)|
|The deer were so friendly!|
|The slave quarters on the plantation|
It was a wonderful and HOT day, and we enjoyed a tasty meal at Jestine's Kitchen that night, sorry no pics! We were hungry and a little rough looking by that time :)
Next up, Charleston Part 2, stay tuned :)