Travel

For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

May 24, 2012

Last Day in Charleston-Tomorrow Savannah

We started the day off this morning with a drive over to Daniel Island. Just residential, not really worth the time, but it wasn't very far. I did see my first wild life! Buzzards. They were munching on a possum who had a collision with a car. They had dragged it over to the side of the road. I got out of the car to take a picture and a dozen of them flew out of the tree right above it--except for one who stood his ground until I got too close to him, too.
We returned to downtown Charleston. Susan shopped while Jack and I sat and people watched. When she came back, she said she had stopped in the Aveda Salon and a woman whose husband is a chef recommended a restaurant for dinner. Susan told her we couldn't go because we had a dog so she told her to go to Bowen's Island. It's a dive, but they have the best seafood and they allow dogs. It would be a good place to sit, have a glass of wine and watch the sun set over the water. That sounded great. The caveat is that we had to be there by 4:45 p.m. because they open at 5:00 p.m. and there would already be a line--it's that good! Perfect!

We went back to the trailer to relax for about an hour and then set off to Bowens Island. It is literally in the middle of the marsh. We turned off Folly Road and drove a narrow, desolate road for probably a mile or so, and that road turned into a dirt road. To our surprise there were several houses that just didn't seem to fit, but it was like a private compound.


The only thing we could think of is that maybe the owners and family lived in them. There were also some run down shanteys. We kept driving and arrived at the restaurant. As the lady told Susan, there were people already waiting to get in.
We decided to verify that they allowed dogs. They did not. Susan said it was very hot on the outside deck and there was no air conditioning inside (we wouldn't have been able to go, anyway because we have Jack). So, that was that. We stopped to grab a quick bite at The Kickin' Chicken. Then, we went back downtown. It was beautifully cool in the Battery where I sat while Susan took Jack for a very long walk. As beautiful as the city is in the day time, it's even more beautiful in the evening with all the lights. We got home after dark so getting ready to leave is left for morning. Ugh. I do believe that Susan has enough clothes, make up, etc. to stay out for 5 years. :) The apple fell far from the tree, for sure! I always tell her that as hard as she works to keep in shape, she might as well wear the clothes she wants while she can.

I just had to stop and take a picture of a church we passed. I couldn't get the whole thing, but what fascinated us was the covered walk--we could imagine brides walking down to the church. The lady in the salon told Susan that many people come to Charleston to get married--as many or more as Las Vegas. I find that hard to believe, but what do I know. Anyway, I couldn't get the shot I wanted because there was a gate. Here is what I could get. There was an old cemetery on the church grounds that I would have loved to have visited, but it was too dark. Never enough time for Charleston.
Off to Savannah, tomorrow! Just hope the weather holds and bugs stay wherever they are.

12 comments:

  1. another perfect day...sounds like it would be a great place for a 'southern wedding'!

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    1. Throw a stone in Charleston and you hit a church, but this one (on James Island) has always fascinated me.

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  2. How very pretty. Can't wait to see your pictures on the next post.
    Be safe

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    1. No post, yesterday. We drove to Savannah. Hitching and unhitching was an experience. I hurt the back of my hand when the bar snapped back and hit me. The first few seconds I thought I broke it, but it's just black and blue. I think my bones are made of steel!

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  3. Really lovely pictures. Poor Jack, no restaurant wants him. Oh well, they lose all the dog owner customers.

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    1. That's exactly what I said, Sherry. They didn't get my money. :) Really would have been too hot for him, anyway.

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  4. That is one ugly buzzard - but the rest of your photos are very pretty lol! Love that church walkway. Nothing like that around this area.

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  5. That's the only thing I've seen! Susan thinks she's funny. She just came in from walking Jack and announced that she saw a woodpecker. Yesterday, she saw a fawn and a lizard.

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  6. First: I just came across your blog, am now your newest follower, and I love it!
    Second: I love your 'wildlife' shot..hehehehe...but the rest of your pics are great! My sister got married in Charleston so maybe that woman is onto something?? Anyway, I really like your blog - can't wait to read about Savannah! :)

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    1. Welcome Fernweh! Do u have a blog? Thanks for your kind comments. Funny about ur sis -love hearing about other people's experiences-iPhone giving me problems typing (or I'm giving myself problems) so hope this gets thru. Jack made me write the last blog-lazy boy-but he will be writing tonight-we're on St. Simons Island at the moment! Later-thanks for reading our drivel-sure wish I was out west-should be interesting with the storm headed our way!

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  7. Thinking about you this Memorial weekend. Hugs!

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