I’ve been inspired to do a “Southern Foods Week” after traveling to South Carolina in July. Stay tuned this week for some history, family vacation photos and fun recipes to celebrate the South!
In July we took our first vacation as a family of three!
We drove (yes, drove) 10 hours south to Charleston, South Carolina for a week of family, sun and what Kevin and I hoped would be some relaxation time for the both of us! Is that crazy-thinking??
While we definitely had lots of fun, it was quite a different experience to travel with a toddler, right? Our real savior was that my parents, as well as my sister, her husband and children also joined us. Would it not have been for my parents, there definitely would have been zero relaxation time for Kevin and I. I have to say a big “Thank you Mom and Dad!!”
I’d never been to South Carolina and I can’t say enough say how beautiful it was! Although we stayed at Isle of Palms, we also explored into some of the other nearby towns, including Charleston.
I didn’t read a lot about it beforehand and after living in Boston, I assumed they’d be similar. Boy was I wrong! While both cities boast a lot of history, Boston’s now a major city and its historical locations are interspersed between high rises, restaurants and T-stops. For example, the spot where the Boston massacre happened is commemorated with a plaque on the ground in the middle of a very busy intersection. My dentist was located in a high-rise office building overlooking it. #truestory
Not that I don’t love Boston and all of it’s charm! I mean, have you been to Beacon Hill?? But I loved the quaintness of Charleston with its multi-colored buildings, colorful window boxes, cobblestone streets and palm trees. Palm trees just make everything more beautiful, right?
We took a great 2-hour walking tour, which I would highly suggest to anyone going there. It was so informative and I would have never ventured down the many streets we traveled, nor would I have learned so much about this city! Thanks Franny, you were great!
Even though it was nearing 95 and as humid as ever, we had a great time exploring and learning so much about Charleston! I hope we can go back soon to walk around those cute streets some more and try out all of the tasty restaurants we walked by! P.S. We ate lunch at Poogan’s Porch. Go there, you won’t regret it!
Well, that’s all for today. I hope you come back Tuesday to see one of my Southern inspired recipes featured this week!