Sunday, September 12

Charleston, SC: Labor Day

With our little Labor Day holiday, we piled in the car and went back to Charleston, SC, Isle of Palms, specifically, Paradise. Eva got sick of sitting in the surf with us and marched into deep waters to find Grampsy.
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Which reminded me of a little somebody else who doesn't like to sit at the beach, took his board and marched off: (her Uncle Tommy)
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However, "Uncle Tommy" wasn't with us at Isle of Palms, he was a few beaches south of us at Edisto Beach with his girlfriend's family. I love this picture of the two of them. They go to Edisto every year, as do a lot of people around here. Edisto is rather barren, uncommercialized. Don't go unprepared. You should have a place to rent before you go, they have private rentals or timeshare resorts. When I went, we couldn't get a place to stay and had to drive to Charleston. There were no hotels. Very few restaurants -- plan to cook your meals.
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Tommy got this incredible camera -- Canon Rebel T1i -- for one of his photography classes and I am very impressed with the photos. I am finally convinced I need a better camera.
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After the beach, we took Eva down to the docks (20 minute drive into Charleston from Isle of Palms) to run in the sprinklers and we found what Eva strongly believed was a Pirate Ship. Very cool. I explained to her the real meaning of "booty."
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Then we walked over to the old Market and took Eva to the candy shop because she had a ton of her own money from the lemonade stand and she was budgeted to buy some candy. You can see that two of us really didn't need more candy.... but... they had Swedish Fish and, what Charleston is famous for, Praline Pecans. We again went to A.W. Shucks for dinner. Click on this link to read more about Food Options in Charleston. Follow this link if you want info. on Boone Hall Plantation. Follow this link if you want a Pictorial Overview of Charleston.
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Tom swung by the Citadel to pick up Jon and bring him out to play with us. We had a great time catching up with him and seeing him in his uniform -- I mean element. Seeing him in his element, y'know --familiar surroundings.



For Labor Day Weekend, my brother and his family came to visit, which I chronicled in this video. A lot of outdoors fun and a couple of great evenings talking. The Charleston trip was a day-trip only.
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So that was our Labor Day. How'd you spend yours?

2 comments:

~Laura said...

Looks like you had a great holiday. Charleston is a great city.

Anonymous said...

We spent ours at Mrytle beach---
And in the car.traffic was horrible coming home.
DONT U JUST HATE SEEING SUMMER END!!!!!