We are in Charleston, South Carolina! This is the trip we planned once we made sure that Abby would get off to Jamaica for spring break okay. I was very eager to spend some time in the South and even more so once I met so many wonderful people from the South through blogging! It has been a very long day. The expert blonde procrastinator did not pack until about 11:00 last night and then was to wired to sleep even though the clock was set for 4:00 a.m... so, no sleep. We flew into Myrtle Beach because the air fare was so much less expensive. I was a long but very scenic and beautiful 90 mile drive to Charleston. The heat & humidity was a little strange at first, after all, I have been in chilly to freezing weather for the past 6 months. Few of you know that I have very naturally curly hair that I fight to control & straighten (think Bernadette Peters, Nicole Kidman...) and as soon as I walked out of the airport, boooiiiing!! This does not make for a happy Jane!
Well, we are all settled in to the Francis Marion Hotel. The husband was quite happy & surprised as he is quite the history buff and knows quite a bit about the Revolutionary War and the "Swamp Fox". Funny, I didn't tell him where we were staying~we seem to have settled into that "I trust him/her to make the right choice," thing. And that it pleased him makes me happy. We spent the afternoon walking up and down the quaint streets, surprisingly full of people in spite of it being Easter. I wonder what tomorrow holds. We are going to try to do the Home, Garden & Art Tour tomorrow in Mount Pleasant and a little shopping. I am the slowest, most distracted and daydreamy sort of person you would ever want to be with or take anywhere and The Husband was always several blocks ahead of me today so I am hoping to lose him somehow tomorrow when we shop!! I have done that before!!! ;-)
These are pictures of Charleston College a few blocks from the hotel. The campus is all about, amongst the shops, restaurants and coffee places. This makes me want to be 18 years old again!!
Wednesday we will be off to Savannah for more sightseeing and then our last two days will be in Myrtle Beach. I am planning on doing nothing but but sitting on the beach with my feet in the water, making sand castles. I am going to wear a long sun dress, eat a lot of seafood and have banana cocktails served out of coconuts!! :-)
Happy Easter to all of you and may joy be in your hearts today & always!