Sunday, January 12, 2014

Beautiful Charleston

What a difference a day makes. This morning I stepped out of the hotel into the bright sunshine and the beginning of a beautiful day.

We started here at the very popular Hominy Grill. You may have seen this place on the travel channel.
I went with the famous Big Nasty.

Biscuit, fried chicken, cheddar cheese covered with sausage gravy. It was delish. Susan had some wonderful pancakes with cinnamon sautéed pieces of apple.
If you visit Charleston add it to your list of places to eat.
After that we walked around Charleston.

Sweet grass baskets at the market.

Beautiful planters, I was quite taken with the colors in this one. It included cyclamen, oxalis, and flat leaf parsley.

Beautiful, famous Rainbow Row. Look at that blue sky!

Walking around the Battery.

This guy is in front of the firehouse across from the hotel.
We then decided to drive out to Sullivan's Isle to see Fort Moultrie.
This is a view of Ft. Sumter from the beach.

Looking back at the Cooper River Bridge.

The beach was beautiful today.

Not windy and temps were in the upper 50's.

The Sullivan's Island lighthouse, rather industrial looking.
After all that walking we opted for a late lunch on the deck looking at this view and watching the pelicans on Shem Creek.

The seminar started this evening. We went over to the Historic Charleston Society for a reception and lecture. It was great catching up with everyone.
Tomorrow we get on a bus at 8:30 to head out to Middleton Place. It is going to be a fabulous day.
Now, I am going to stitch.

I hope that you had a great weekend.
Thanks for traveling along with me.

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Cindy's Stitching said...

awesome chris. Yes, it was beautiful today. Amazing pictures. The pictures of the biscuit, yummo. so glad the weather changed for you. Enjoy the rest of the trip.

Jackie said...

It looks like a beautiful day! The sun was shining here too which makes all the difference in the world!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Thanks for taking me to Charleston with you, Chris. For some reason, I can't get Rhett Butler off my mind!

Margaret said...

Fantastic! I don't know when if ever I will ever be in Charleston, so this is a treat for me. Enjoy your time at the seminar!

Beth said...

Yummy food and clear blue skies...perfect vacation stuff going on.

diamondc said...

Beautiful pictures, I love the color of the sky, we donot get many clear days in the winter so seeing that blue sky has lifted my spirits, thank-you for sharing a bit of lovely weather.


Gabi said...

Oh my... is it really 16 years ago that I was in Charleston??
Wonderful pictures, thanks for showing.
Warm greetings from Germany

Julie said...

Superb pictures, what a magnificent blue sky. Its been fun seeing where you've been on your trip.

Krista said...

What a beautiful place! Looks like a pretty little town with lots to see!

Shirlee said...

Talk about a beautiful day, if you like sun & clear skies & warmth & all that ... lol!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Wonderful! When we were in Charleston a few years ago my husband ran over that bridge every morning...he loved it! Love that beautiful old Southern city!
Have fun,

Vickie said...

Perfect weather! I could live on Rainbow Row! Guess which house?!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful day for walking and touring. Thanks for taking us along. I love to see history. I can't wait for your next post. Have a fun filled day!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Charleston is beautiful but it was just TOO HOT at the end of July to enjoy all of its charm!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely day out, glad your weather has improved. I look forward to joining you again tomorrow:-)

Annette-California said...

Gorgeous! Very lovely weather to enjoy your stay. I love all your photos. Seeing Charleston is a treat. Enjoy your seminar.
love Annette

Ellen said...

Fiddle dee dee....I wish I had known about this seminar far enough in advance to attend. I'm sure it is wonderful.

I remember attending a sampler seminar at the museum years ago. In addition, Charleston holds a special place in my hear because Tom and I lived there for a year when we were still newlyweds.

Barb said...

What a perfect day! I have been to Savannah and love it. Everyone says that if I like Savannah , I would love Charleston even more!

robindefender said...

Learn a lot and have a blast! I'm battling my dust mite allergy big time cleaning up this condo. :(

Terri said...

Your pictures brought back some great memories for me! Thanks and enjoy the rest of your stay! (I'm late reading blogs - you may already be home by now! :-) )

Carol said...

Oh, just look at that sunshine and beautiful blue sky--makes me want to jump in my car and head to SC :) Lovely photos of Charleston, Chris!

Catherine said...

Great photos! Making me remember the time we spent in Charleston!