Charleston Part 1

I’m struggling to make it through this week of work!  I even had to bail on a commitment this evening due to just general crazy busy-ness!  Last Thursday, I {along with my sister and mom} traveled on down to Charleston, South Carolina.  My little sister is planning a December wedding.  After a late arrival, we headed to downtown Charleston on Friday morning.  The city is so beautiful and just full of history!  We did have a bit of a rocky start due to a few glitches, but it was hard to stay upset for long in such a pretty setting.  A nice lunch in a beautiful courtyard followed by a dark chocolate-covered Oreo will definitely perk me up!

Our first exploration was in Jacob’s Alley – a uniquely overgrown cemetery that is open to the public.

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We had lunch on Friday at 82 Queen.  I had the grilled chicken salad.  My mom and sister had “fun drinks.”  This is the “Charleston Sparkler.”  So pretty!

IMG_1418 IMG_1421Here’s my sister at 82 Queen.  It is the site of the after-ceremony celebration! 

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This is the actual room that we will be celebrating Mr. & Mrs. (Lewis-) Byrd in!

IMG_1425The picture above is the courtyard where we had lunch.  Isn’t it an awesome view?!?

After lunch, we explored the city.  


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The houses are insanely perfect! I love all the character and gardens open for public viewing.  I had to take a picture of the famous “Broad St.”

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This was the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist located right on Broad Street.

The house below is the John Rutledge House Inn.  Love the pretty ironwork!

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The picture above is of Rainbow Row – so aptly name for their colors!

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A beautiful, private home garden that we were able to peek into {legally!}.

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We walked to our happy hour and dinner spots by way of the Waterfront Park.  It was so peaceful with such a pretty view.

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IMG_1436 IMG_1435 IMG_1434Happy hour was at The Griffon.  I knew of this place by way of a “pub tour” that the Mr. and I joined back in 2012.  I had absolutely no drinks on this pub tour besides water.  I had just found out that I was pregnant with little H.  The first people we told about the pregnancy were the folks on our pub tour!  They were just kind of like “Why would you come on a pub tour and not have one single drink?”  LOL!  We had to let the cat out of the bag to explain!

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This was my dinner at SNOB {Slightly North of Broad}.  The idea behind the name is that some people are snooty about going “above Broad” or north of Broad Street.  Like everything is better below Broad!  Therefore, the restaurant is only “slightly” north of Broad Street.  Get it???  🙂  I had duck and loved it!  I have to admit that I didn’t like the savory, tomato-y sauce.  I prefer sweetness with my duck.  The asparagus was cooked perfectly, and I have no idea what that lump is.  However, it had goat cheese in it which made it good enough for me!

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After dinner, my sister and I made a quick stop in Philadelphia Alley.  This was the former sight of duels way back when.  Now, it is just a pretty little alleyway.

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I also captured the pretty cross against the sky as we ended day 1 in Charleston.

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It was truly a busy, sometimes a wee bit stressful, and fun day.  I’ll share day 2 very soon!

Happy hump day tomorrow!  I’m so, so, so looking to a weekend at home with my two favorite (make that 3!) guys!

Natalie

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