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Charleston

Last weekend we made a run down to Charleston, South Carolina to visit one of Rob’s old friends. They had worked together for about seven years, but had not seen each other for almost three, so it was time to get them together. They had a great time catching up and Ben was a wonderful tour guide. He took us to beach, to Fort Moultrie, to dinner at one of the most amazing BBQ restaurants ever and took us on a beautiful walking tour. We were only there for about 24 hours, but it was time well spent.

The highlight, of course, was the Atlantic Ocean! The weather was absolutely perfect for walking on the beach, although there was a $1040 fine for wading. (Seriously?) Catheryn collected more shells than she could carry, so after she began handing them to me to carry for her, I was forced to “accidentally” drop some. William had fun gathering dead crabs, spongy seaweed and miscellaneous body parts from jelly fish. Nathan was content to drag a stick through the sand and occasionally stopped to dazzle us with his sand art. I love how different they all are. They had never seen the Atlantic before, so this was quite a treat.

One of my favorite things about Charleston was the people! I couldn’t get over how many people were outside. Runners, walkers, bike riders, dog walkers, you name it. There are so many places where you rarely see anyone outside, so to see so many in one city was pretty amazing.

Rob enjoyed Charleston so much that he would like to spend next summer there. It is quite the tourist community, so finding jobs for the season shouldn’t be too hard. I guess we will have to see next year when summer rolls back around.

2 thoughts on “Charleston

  1. I do like the East Coast, too, and was amazed at all the people outside. Of course, we were there in August! It was quite crowded. The boardwalk was a very popular place for walking, jogging and bike riding. They charged just to go down on the beach from the boardwalk. You didn’t actually get fined for wading, did you? I think the beach and ocean should be free for everyone to enjoy, like we did as kids. Now, everything is a racket! Way to go Catheryn, I love sea shells, too, and pick up as many as my pockets will hold. I plan to pick up some this summer! It will be so good to see all of you this summer, too. We love you!!!! 🙂

    • Luckily we did not have to pay to go down to the beach, that would have been very disappointing. Not being able to wade was bad enough. (And no, we were not fined. But once I saw the sign, I wouldn’t let the kids go back in the water. Such a law abider…) We will see you soon!

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