Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wander {Wednesday} Charleston

My first ever trip to Charleston, SC did not disappoint.  It was beyond charming!  I am a complete sucker for cobblestone, brick, and sweet little private gardens.  

I loved the "worn-in" character of the streets and buildings; it felt so warm and cozy.  
{The warm feeling might truly have been a by-product of the extreme humidity, but let's go with the cozy sounds better than SWEAT!}

We started out at the gardens of Magnolia Plantation and then headed into the historic sections of Charleston to check out the shops, parks, churches, and food.
{Check out the plantation garden photos.}

We killed some time, trying to stay dry, in the Market pavilions on Market Street.  
A massive thunderstorm struck us so suddenly, that there was above ankle deep rushing water stranding us in one of the pavilions.  It was actually quite the sight to see, but it looked pretty dirty and I really didn't want to walk through it.   

Paul saved the day by being the gentleman, 
taking off his shoes, and piggy-backing me to the dry sidewalk. :) 

Once to safety, we had some lunch at CRU Cafe.  If you are ever in Charleston, check it out!
The place is small and in an old house down by where all the horse drawn tours take off from. 
The food is described as "gourmet comfort food," and I would agree. 
{Seriously... it is a must.  Get the truffle fries! And, get the bread pudding for dessert... so good.}

After that we did more strolling, shopping, picture taking, and eating. 
It was perfection. 

I've linked the picture below to some of the charming sites we saw.

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