Thursday, July 31, 2008

Our Last Minute Trip!

We decided to take a last minute trip to Charleston while we only had 2 kids. Josiah and Sara Ava went to my mom's at the beach and Jordan went to Karlton's mom's at for the week. Since this never happens we took advantage of it and packed up Joel and Lilee and headed for a redo vaccation in Chalreston. When we were there in April for Spring Break 4 of us ended up with the flu and it was cold!

We had a great time!! 2 kids are soooooooo easy wow!!! and are alot cheaper then 5! We only had to get 1 hotel room. We only went for 3 nights and 4 days but I made sure I packed as much into those 4 days as I could. We were all healthy and it certainly was not cold!!!! We LOVE CHARLESTON and everything about it!! The history, houses, views, , plantations, shopping, shopping, and more shopping, the museums, and all the yummy food ( shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, she crab soup, and the warm pralines MMmmmm!!) One of our Favorite places !! We only live 3 hrs. away and we used to visit 2-3X a year before #4 and #5 came along and we never get tired of it!!!

First Day

View driving over the Ilse of Palms Bridge.

Before eating dinner down by the Marina

Day 2

Historic District

Notice Joel beside the huge Chandalier in a hotel.

Joel and Lilee playing in a fountain in a park.

Joel at the museum next to a replica of the HL Hunley.

Joel and Lilee dressing up like Colonials and playing in a play house at the museum.

Views of the city on our way walking to eat Poogan's Porch for dinner. (Can you say Yummo!) The place was voted the 3rd most Haunted place in America 4 years ago, but that didn't stop us from eating there.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Day 3 ( Sunday )

We started our day out by going to Folly Beach.

Hiking to the Light house.

Calhoun Mansion and Gradens

Walking the streets of Charleston

Down at the Battery

Eating at our Favorite resturant 82 Queens

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Day 4

This was our last day in Charleston , before we headed home.
We went to the Magnolia Plantation Audubon Swamp Garden first.

Walking through the swamp.

We saw lots of these!

We also saw alot of Great Egrets up in the trees too.

A cute piece of art work floating in the swamp.

Then we went to Drayton Hall 1 mile down the road.

This house was built in 1738. The only surving house that lasted the Revolution and Civil War. All the other Plantation Houses were burned. Karlton and I have been here once before. We like this house because it has not been touched since 1865, no redecorating only some TLC.

A huge old oak tree in the front of the house.

Lilee resting before our tour. She gets ring in wet in Charleston. She does not do well with the humidity there.

View from the front door.

View from the basement where most of the house hold duties were done.

Back of the house.

Joel getting his picture taken with another huge tree. Then we headed home.