Friday, September 5, 2014

CHARLESTON: PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW

After lunch on Sunday, we headed back up to Calhoun St., then turned east, following it all the way to the shore. What sits there? Why, this does!


The wonderful Charleston Aquarium.


First stop? Madagascar...


complete with lemurs!

Next stop, the giant two story fish tank. "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie..."


That's a Moray!

They also have a big open air terrace where you can get up close and personal with local fowl, and even pet some stingrays.


Somebody had way too much fun in the gift shop.


When done there we were fortunate enough to catch a trolley right outside the front door, and in a timely manner, as it was time for our afternoon siesta!

Later that evening we headed out to a darling Italian place we had spotted during our nighttime wanderings in the residential area -- a most inviting little trattoria called Fulton Five -- only to discover it was closed on Sundays! Luckily, we had a backup plan, down in the old market area.



Dinner included French Onion Soup, which we scarfed down before remembering to take a photo...


Salade Nicoise with crusted ahi tuna...


and scallops over some kind of yummy potato goodness, topped by a truffled vinaigrette. Mmmmm! Then, of course, there was another evening stroll, with another stop for ice cream.

On our last morning, knowing our flight schedule nixed any chance for lunch, we passed up our inn's continental breakfast and opted for a hearty brunch at their sister restaurant Kitchen 208, just a couple of doors down. After which we had just enough time to make one last dash to the old market, to purchase a couple of souvenirs we'd been trying to talk ourselves out of all weekend, then it was off to the airport!

Now, I'm sure that any of you readers who have actually been to Charleston have made a mental list of at least a half dozen places that we really, really should have gone to, and didn't. All the more reason to go back, right? And, you've got to admit, we did manage to cram a whole lotta fun into those two short days, did we not?
 

3 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Your daughter is too cute. xox

Hill Country Hippie said...

I agree!

LaNell said...

You did good! What wonderful memories for you and Alexis!