Saturday, June 13
We arrived to Charleston, checked in to our hotel, sucked in some air conditioning and went off to dinner. We could definitely tell an increase in temperature as we made in to Charleston. Our first night in Charleston we ate at La Fourchette. We decided to take King Street all the way to the restaurant and got to see some great shops along the way.
Dinner at La Fourchette was incredible. I have a great fondness of French Bistro cuisine and this place did not disappoint. From their double fried french fries to my incredible Hanger Steak I was super full and super happy when we left.
After dinner we strolled the streets of Charleston.
Palmetto Palm Trees, the state's tree, are everywhere and they make you feel like you are in another world. I loved them.
We pit stopped it at City Lights Coffee for some coffee and returned to our hotel and enjoyed their terrace looking onto Charleston Harbor.
The next morning we decided to go on a boat tour of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter. On our way to the boat we passed some great houses.
Once we arrived we had the pleasure of finding out that our tour was also being taken by several classes of a local elementary school. Sweet merciful.
Overall it was a pretty loud tour due to the children however we got to see the Fort and got upclose to Charleston's beautiful bridge.
After the boat ride we continued our walking tour of Charleston.
We then decided on lunch at Virgina's on King. It was a great break from the heat and another delicious meal.
We couldn't resist sharing a cup of She-Crab soup even with all the heat.
After a delightful lunch we decided to take the trolley down to some historic stops and shops near our hotel. Look what was located near the trolley stop, the offices of magazine Garden and Gun.
I first saw this magazine on a business trip to Ft. Worth over a year ago and thought it was hilarious to have such a combination. Since then however I'm a huge fan. Alright not fan enough to subscribe but I may have been known to browse a magazine or two while out at a bookstore.
We stopped at the Old Exchange Building for a tour. Here is a look out the window towards the Broad Street.
We then stopped at an Irish pub, Tommy Condon's, to watch the UEFA Soccer Championship between Barcelona and Manchester United. Gotta love soccer.
After the game we did some shopping and headed back to the hotel. We decided to try Fat Hen for dinner, a restaurant on John's Island. They focus on making meals with local produce using low country inspiration. It was worth the extra drive.
The next morning we packed our bags and said good bye to Charleston but not before making a trip to Folly Beach.