Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Charleston, S.C. part II

At long last, part two of our South Carolina adventure. The first thing we noticed when we rolled into Charleston were the palm trees, palmettos to be exact, the state tree of SC. They were everywhere, lining the streets, nestled in parks and brought us a real sense of Southern flair. We didn't realize how much we missed palm trees in Arlington. After a quick drive down King street, we decided to park it and walk around downtown. Here's a shot of one of the beautiful fountains/wading pools on the river front. It's just the thing for hot tired feet on a steamy day in August.

The next day, we visited the beach on Sullivan's Island with Brendan, Angela and Jacob for some surfside R & R. After a good long morning of sunning ourselves and riding the waves, we were ready for some lunch at Poe's Tavern. The tavern offers appropriately themed eats like the Tell-Tale Heart, Amontillado and Gold-bug burgers. The food was really top-notch and the service is fast and friendly. The fish tacos are also exceptional (and I have these just about everywhere). I also found their logo especially clever, but that may just be the English major in me talking.

With some time to kill before the wedding, we strolled around Charleston and marveled at how relaxing it is to attend someone else's wedding (as opposed to being at your own!) This is a picture of the French Huguenot Church in downton Charleston where our friends tied the knot and below is their lovely wedding cake at the Charleston Country Club.

And as no visit to the Low-country would be complete without shrimp 'n grits, we brunched at High Thyme where they do up their version with spicy chorizo and scallions.

Charleston is a great city to visit for history, beaches, a laid-back atmosphere and world class dining with a Southern flair! (one more Charleston post to come about our visit to Cru Cafe.)

1 comment:

jenuflections said...

I love that Poe Cafe! What was the interior like?