We got back from South Carolina yesterday evening. Chicago’s chilly drizzle was a harsh snap back to reality after a week of perfect weather. To make our return even more unpleasant, the alternator broke on my car while we were driving back to Madison and we were left waiting for a tow truck on the shoulder of the Interstate. (I’m taking today off from work to recoup and deal with the unexpected snafu.) I haven’t had time to go through our proper photos, but I wanted to share some of the highlights. Many of these were on Instagram, where you can find even more snapshots from the trip.
Featured above: The view from our hotel room in Folly Beach. A morning walk under the pier. Dipped my toes in the pool. We enjoyed many Mason jar cocktails at the Lost Dog Cafe. Collected sand dollars on Morris Island. Spotted dolphins. Went on an impromptu drive to Savannah (we had pre-paid gas to burn) and spotted Georgia peach stands on the side of the road. Loved the African Iris so much that I’m determined to grow it in Wisconsin. Snacked on cheese straws from a silver julep cup at The Olde Pink House in Savannah (also where I had the best crab cake of my life). Enjoyed a seaside sunset. Lounged by the pool on my birthday. Fell for the resident stray at the condo we rented in Charleston.
Found the best beer bar in Charleston. Treated myself to a Milly for Banana Republic top. Went to the Hominy Grill for brunch. Visited Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began. Charmed by the pineapple fountain in Waterfront Park. Enjoyed Rainbow Row, Charleston’s most colorful street. Inspired to plant my own flower boxes. Bravely took an oyster shot (a whole oyster with cocktail sauce and pepper vodka). Walked for miles along picturesque streets. Listened to live jazz at a coffee shop/beer bar located in a historic house. Took part in “Sticky Bun Sunday.” Headed back to the Midwest.
I’ll share the nice photos later this week. You know, after I deal with the car.