Sunday, January 16, 2011

Charleston, SC

For MLK weekend, (well more to celebrate mine and my sister's birthdays)we went to Charleston for the weekend. I love exploring new cities and it is a great time for education for the girls.

No birthday trip would be complete without some sort of cake.

The two birthday girls. We are 7 years and two days apart. I always like to see the surprised look on people's face when they find this out. I am always pegged as the youngest (it is a height thing is my only guess.)

Dragonfly loved her chocolate cake.

Charleston offers a free trolley service which we rode a few times.

Looking down one of the beautiful streets in city.

A view of the water.

The girls found this "seat" on one of the streets.

We walked down one street and end up in a park. There were several people out learning to tight rope walk.

We found a sun dial which was actually accurate.

The girls ran a few laps to get in some good physical training.

We found cannon balls and cannons.

We walked around many streets just looking at gardens and the historic homes. I took pictures of my favorites.

I loved how there was a front door to the porch. I saw this all over the homes in Charleston and just thought it was such a neat concept.

A relaxing hammock with a view.

I wish I could have toured this cute pink house. It is so tiny!

We also looked around the College of Charleston campus. I loved so many parts of this school. It blended right into the rest of the city. This city made for such a wonderful weekend. The weather was perfect and the scenery was beautiful. Oh and our hotel had excellent hospitality! (Hampton Inn)


Anonymous said...

Such BEAUTIFUL pictures! I'm so glad that you had a good birthday weekend with your family. I've never been to Charleston, but this makes me want to visit.

I love you and am glad I got to see you, even if it was just for a bit.

Redneck Geologist said...

Looks like a great time. Good photos. I love D's expressions.

Luv2bhsmama said...

Looks like a great trip! How fun!