The Hungry Wanderers

Eating and exploring our way through the world

Charleston, SC – A Delightful City

Posted by gingerbreadpirate on September 30, 2009

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As the Wife’s birthday approached, we deliberated on what to do for the event.  We had talked about going to Charleston, SC several times, but had never quite made it down.  I had plenty of extra hotel points, so we booked a handful of free nights at a Comfort Inn, and took a long weekend.  We had heard great things about the city; the history, the people, the restaurants, the ambiance.

Charleston exceeded our expectations.

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Ok, maybe the hotel didn’t exceed our expectations.  I noticed the carpets needed to be vacuumed.  The closet was larger than the bathroom.  I noticed things under the sheets that were… crunchy.  In hindsight, perhaps I should have splurged and paid for a nicer hotel.  Live and learn, I suppose.

Otherwise, though, Charleston exceeded our expectations.  We went to Sullivan’s Island, and enjoyed an afternoon beverage near the beach.

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Our friends from the Virginia Tech Alumni Association (my alma mater) did their part to keep things beautiful.

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We found a butterfly on the road.  I felt compelled to take a picture.

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Aside from Sullivan’s Island, we bumped around the historic downtown area.  It was gorgeous.  The architecture was awesome, and we did our best to get some good pictures.
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I believe this is the “Charleston Row” after which our neighborhood is designed.

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The market located off East Bay Street, bustling with vendors.

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The U.S. Customs House, just outside of the pier where cruise ships come in.  It’s a fantastic building, at least from the outside.  There were also plenty of picturesque steeples.

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It’s a gorgeous city that I would encourage anyone to go visit.  There is plenty to do, and I somehow doubt we have even scratched the surface of it all.  I can’t wait to go back.

Stay tuned for restaurant reviews.  The food was a great as the sights.  A special thanks to Kath and Diana for their activity recommendations.

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