August 2001 found us in Charleston
for Andy's ** birthday. We got a screaming deal through site59.com
and stayed at the Meeting Street Inn.
Our luggage was "misplaced"
and did not arrive until noon on Friday, so we walked around
the first day in our "city clothes". Quite a sight
to see Andy and I in our "summer black" walking
around in 100% humidity.
We spent an afternoon at "Wired & Fired" -
a bar where you can paint your own ceramics. So very relaxing.
We had dinner Friday night at Cypress, an excellent excellent
restaurant on Broad Street. Saturday we went to the aquarium
and saw the IMAX movie Kelp Forest. Did a carriage
ride that afternoon with Old South Carriages. Note: the carriage
paths are on the lottery system - they draw a bingo ball to
determine which path through the city to take to control carriage
traffic. We were disappointed that we didn't get the Battery
Tour, but our tour through the older part of town had just
as many interesting sites. Dinner Saturday was an Slightly
North of Broad (SNOB) - one of our favorites from a few summers
ago. Sunday we walked around the Battery and Rainbow Row for
a long time - marveling at the architecture and lovely view
of the ocean. We had a few hours to kill before our flight,
so we took the ferry to Fort Sumpter - a definite must for
great views of the city from the water.