Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Catching up

After a weekend of fun and frivolity in Charleston, S.C.
Luckily for my husband, daughter, myself and our extended family; our son chose to begin his after college career life in one of our favorite cities.  Thus giving us another reason to vacation there, even if for a quick weekend get-away.  Unfortunately, due to an already scheduled college activity, our daughter wasn't able to join us on this trip - but there will be many more - so not to fret.



Friday night football made even more exciting when both teams are undefeated.  With a half time band performance that includes the son of one of our best-loved families.

Water Activities
 Rentals for water excursions on Shem Creek
A two hour self guided Paddleboard tour is a wonderful way to spend time together on a beautiful fall afternoon.

Walking and Biking
 Walking or bike riding on the Cooper River Bridge
The bridge structure is 2.4 miles one way making for a nice walk any time of the day. 
 We chose to walk from the Mt. Pleasant side of the bridge as the sun was setting over the city.

Our family prefers to bike to the beach so had to check out the bike rentals at Sweetgrass Cycles in Mt. Pleasant where we ended up purchasing a bike for our son.  Happy 23rd birthday and a "carrot" to get you out of the office and down to the beach!

Carriage Tour

Our favorite family owns Old South Carriage Tours.  The company features some of the finest tour guides, draft horses and carriages in historic Charleston.
Old South uses Percheron and Belgium draft horses.  Located on 14 Anson Street.  You can pre-buy your tickets here
Happy Hour and Dinner

My husband and I wanted to try a "new for us" rooftop bar for a moon lit cocktail.  On past visits to the city we've had cocktails at Vendue and Grill 225.   Knowing this, our son took us to Henry's on the corner of Anson and Market St.  It was a gorgeous evening suitable for sipping under the stars.

We topped off our day with an incredible dinner at Fig located on 232 Meeting St. 

We do like to pack in a full day.

Back to reality...

There's nothing like a weekend away for work to pile up, especially during my busy season.  So, refreshed by sun, fresh air, great food and memories, it's time to get back to work sketching, painting, and firing.  Until our next journey south!

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