Road Trip || Charleston, SC + Sullivan’s Island + A Plantation
Instead of a #TBT post, I’m sharing our South Carolina trip where we spent last week soaking up the last few days of summer. It was a 10 hour car ride; the kids did great. We make annual trips to Georgia to see the in-laws so we’re used to these long rides. It doesn’t mean I like them but still…ha!
Charleston was nice. We only spent a few hours here. It was so hot and muggy, no one was in the mood to walk, much less sightsee! We walked around the Waterfront area and other than that, we didn’t see much of the town. There were plenty of horse-drawn carriages, I’m guessing that’s a very popular way to see the city.
Such a pretty pink house! Perfect backdrop for a photo.
Crabcake sandwich at a restaurant overlooking the water.
We drove over the Ravenel Bridge into Mt. Pleasant. What an engineering beauty! It had a walkway down the length of the bridge.
We rented a condo via Airbnb. This was our first experience staying in someone’s home, and it certainly won’t be our last. The feeling of being in your own home sure beats staying in a cramped hotel room!
Early the next morning before it got too hot, we drove to Boone Hall Plantation, a 6 mile trip from our condo. The Avenue of Oaks was gorgeous. We heard the movie, The Notebook, was filmed here. I haven’t seen that movie in years, so my weekend plan is to re-watch the movie. The canopy of trees was stunning! It’s a good thing we went early because you don’t want to go when this driveway is busy with tourists…you’ll never get a good photo, unless you want cars in every shot!
We toured the slave cabins.
We took a guided tour of the 1st floor of the mansion as the 2nd floor is in use by the current owners. The guide’s costume was beautiful. It struck me as how bell sleeves are back in style. 😉
Beautiful gardens surrounding the mansion.
By mid-afternoon, it was HOT. So we headed to Sullivan’s Island. No one told me that restaurants were located off the beach. Tip: Make sure you eat first before hitting the beach, or eat after. It’s not really easy to walk to any food places once you’re on the beach, especially when you have kids. Parking is along the street, in front of people’s homes. Just make sure you don’t block their drive and park so your tires are off the main road.
A long pier to get to the beach.
Once you’re on the beach, it’s gorgeous! It wasn’t crowded at all. The kids had a great time playing in the waves.
My dresses are old but I’ve found some similar styles if you’re interested.
It was a nice little trip to end the summer. Now we’re in school mode, back to waking up early, packing lunches, all the fun stuff. 😉 Have a happy Thursday!