After we left my aunt and uncle's house on Friday afternoon, we headed toward Charleston, SC. We checked into our hotel room at the Hampton Inn, found our coats and headed out to tour the city.
Not something you would see everyday, right?
Walking to the Old City Market...
"Are we going in the right direction?"
Almost everywhere you look you'll see carriage tours going by downtown.
The main building is called Market Hall and behind Market Hall, four open-air buildings span from Meeting Street to East Bay Street, near the waterfront. More than 100 vendors sell local foods and souvenirs there. We also got to see ladies who weave and sell sweet-grass baskets. While we were in Market Hall, we got something sweet to eat at the Market Street Bakery and Cafe (That was the best Strawberry Cream-Cheese Croissant I have ever had) and, and then headed to James Island...
The sun set was really pretty as we were driving across the bridge!
That night we went to The Festival of Lights! I would highly recommend going and seeing it if you're around James Island around Thanksgiving. It was amazing!
Saturday morning, we got ready for the day, went downstairs for a big breakfast, and then Andrew, Daddy and I went to the Charleston Museum. It was right across the street from the hotel. Mom and Katie stayed at the hotel and started packing up our things in the room.
The Charleston Museum was really interesting and I would have loved to stay longer, but we had a good time learning about all the history of Charleston while we were there. When we got back to the hotel, Katie and Mom had everything packed up and ready to go to the car. We loaded the car up and went down to the Battery before we left to go home.
I just loved this hotel! I wonder why? :)
The houses downtown were really pretty...
Walking on the Battery
After we went to the Battery, we stopped to see a tree called the The Angel Oak on Johns Island. Here is some history on it. It was really big, but very pretty.
The Angel Oak
We crossed over the bridge and drove about an hour before we were getting hungry. Daddy stopped by Bojangles and Taco Bell for us and we kept going. We got home about 11:00 that night and we all were glad to be home. Being away from your own home for 3 nights and 4 days is a long while. Well, at least for us. :)
So that was our entire South Carolina trip! We had such a wonderful time, and the time we spent together as a family was really nice. I am so grateful to the Lord for the wonderful weather that we had and for His safekeeping of us. We were truly blessed to be able to come home to our own beds without any car trouble or car accidents since it was a holiday weekend. Going down to SC, we were actually stalled in traffic on I-95! I hope you all enjoyed seeing the pictures! Stay tuned for pictures of Christmas at our house! I'll post them as soon as I can.
By His Grace,