Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Images from Charleston

We had a lovely three nights in Charleston. GP and I had never been, and what a treat. We stayed at the corner of Market and Meeting so we walked everywhere. The meals were outstanding, the crepe myrtles were blooming and it was more humid there than any place I have ever been on Earth (maybe the butterfly garden in Singapore was close) We will definitely go back as there is still lots to see and enjoy over and over.

Last Day, strolling around Battery Park and up Rainbow Row
The Circular church. One of the oldest continually meeting congregations in Charleston. We went to an African Spiritual Singing one night....they caught me yawning and made me come up and sing with them.....

The beautiful gates and iron work were fun to see, some of the ornate fencing was probably worth more than my whole home.



I got to go to People, Places and Quilts. I bought a pattern for "Stars over Ft Sumter" It was a Bonnie Blue pattern, but more special since we had just visited the Fort.






So GP went to the quilt shop....yes the ladies thought it was funny he was in there on his honeymoon (and speculated that it wouldn't happen after a few years of marriage) But we trade off, I go to car shows...and to this: The Charleston Post Office. They had a small museum of old postal uniforms, stamps and tools that he enjoyed seeing.













This fountain down at the waterfront was made for wading...so we jumped right in. We were lucky to catch the pretty sky just as the sun was setting.


We also went through three house museums, took a carriage tour, and drove accross the big suspension bridge. I think our entire family should go back sometime and stay at the beach....and let some of us come back in for side trips to enjoy all the sights.

5 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love that fountain shot, and your T-shirts! PP&Q is a great shop, I've not been to the one on Charleston, though, only the one in Summerville. Can't wait to see that Bonnie Blue pattern made up!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Love your pictures! Charleston is a wonderful place...definitely worth return trips. Looks like y'all had a great time!

quiltteacher said...
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quiltteacher said...

Charleston is a beautiful city and a fun place to visit. Happy you enjoyed it.

Salem Stitcher said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! Makes me want to go back.