Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New Year's Getaway - Charleston: Walking Around

The last week of the year (2014) Amos and I decided to take a drive up to South Carolina and stay in Charleston for the New Year's holiday. 

Rainbow Row

We underestimated the length of time and soreness that comes with being in the car for extended periods of time. However, we had overnight stops planned, the first being in New Orleans, and the second Atlanta. These stops were really planned around the amazing foods we wanted to try. We are total foodies and it was the last true splurge I had before getting into the healthy food kick for the wedding, so I absolutely enjoyed every bite I took. I will have to talk about all the food and restaurants we tried in the next post. So in all it took us three days to get to Charleston from Houston, but we paced ourselves and didn't drive for more than 7-8 hours a day.
Enough though about the long drive. When we arrived at our charming hotel right off one of the main streets, Kings St, the Fulton Lane Inn, we put our stuff up and then went exploring the town. Here are just a few snapshots of our first day there. 

Our room at the Fulton Lane Inn

A little hidden shop in an alley

Some of the places where we explored the first day:

The Old Slave Market - They have tons of goodies and even their local handmade staple the Sweetgrass Baskets; where you can see them making baskets there in the market by hand.
Kings St. - Lots of Antique Stores, High-end  Shopping, Restaurants, and Bars. 
Rainbow Row - The colorful row of houses 

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