Thought I would share a bit of the beauty and charm of Charleston, SC:
Battery Park is on the left, the harbor would be on the right.
Beautiful homes, such as this one, line Battery Street!
It was a wet and windy walk!
Carriage tour...hoping to do this next time.
Another example of the beautiful homes. Imagine the wealthy sitting on their porches watching the fireworks of the first shots of the Civil War.
Several of the Catholic Churches
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, on Broad Street. Bishop John England, and his sister are buried here.
Touching my necklace to the first class relic of St. Catherine of Sienna.
St. Mary of the Annunciation, the First Catholic Church in the Carolinas and Georgia
89 Hasell Street.
The cemetery next to the church.
Stella Maris, on Sullivan's Island, right across the street from, and built from, the bricks of Ft. Moultrie
Statue of the Blessed Mother
Ft. Moultrie on Sullivan's Island
That's Ft. Sumter in the distance.
Notice the steeple of Stella Maris in the background.
Boone Hall Plantation
The Avenue of Oaks
Monarch in the Butterfly Garden
The grave of the Boone who planted the oaks for the Avenue of Oaks.
Walking to the dock where goods would be picked up for shipping.
The French Quarter and Rainbow Row
In addition to street signs, the streets are also marked in the sidewalk.
Carriage tour on Rainbow Row
Not a great city for women in heels!
I couldn't get enough of the beautiful streets!
And the sidewalks too!
East Bay Street
The boys liked this one!
End of the Market
Shot of the bridge!
Waterfront Park and the View
The ultimate sign of welcome on the waterfront...Pineapple Fountain!
The new bridge, a cargo ship, and a sailboat in the harbor.
Why We Love VRBO
House from the pool deck. One regular porch on the middle level, a rooftop patio, and a screened in porch (not pictured) to the right of the windows!
Tree house with no way to climb in (much to my relief)! The boys (and men) were disappointed though)!
The view from the rooftop deck!
View of the pool area and cabana from rooftop deck!
Cargo ship leaving the harbor.
View of Charleston from Sullivan's Island
Walking the path to the beach!
Shrimping boats at Shem Creek
Our Trip to Morris Island with Charleston Adventure Tours
The tour boat was parked RIGHT next to the U.S.S. Yorktown (upper left corner of pic.) and this other ship.
On the other side of the boat was this submarine. We did get a chance to walk through it. It kind of freaked me out.
The weather was bad so while we waited to see if it was going to clear, Capt. Howie taught us all how to tie different knots.
Harlow, the beautiful and very friendly dog of Miss Marnie (our shell guide) went along for the trip. We all loved her!
Some friends we met along the way!
What's that I see? Good find, Uncle Mike!
Part of our loot at the end of the morning! Check out all the shark teeth!
Isle of Palms Beach
Flowers on the path, and they smelled heavenly!
Playing in the sand!
Looking for the perfect spot to hit the waves!
Playing in the warmth of the tide pools!
Houses along the beach!
The boogie boarding crew!
The pier where we got engaged!
We were all kind of sad to come home, but look what was waiting for us when we got there...a full rainbow! It was so complete that we could not even fit the entire thing in any of the pictures we took! This picture does not even show a fraction of how beautiful it was. Apparently, God wanted to remind us that beauty resides in ALL of His creation, no matter where you are on the globe!