Hello! Oh, how I've missed you all.
I must admit that I've been home from vacation for awhile, but have had such a hard time putting together a post...I've been busy enjoying the summer and whatnot while it's still here.
Anyway, my getaway was wonderful! I'm in love with the South, I tell ya. We spent four days or so in Asheville, North Carolina before we traveled on to Charleston. Both were such beautiful places!
I didn't really come home with as many pictures as I had hoped. My family would probably find this hard to believe since my camera was basically velcroed to my side, but it's hard to do much photography when you're traveling with other people. I'm sure they all were sighing inside every time I stopped to take a picture of something :)
While we were in Charleston, we stayed on one of the islands and took trips into downtown on a few occasions. I loved that set up. It was pretty and peaceful at our hotel, as well as being the perfect place for children, yet it took only a few minutes to get into the heart of the city.
Charleston is such great town! Like any city, I suppose, there are areas that are a little iffy, but for the most part it's absolutely charming, brimming with history and beautiful architecture. The streets are lined with gorgeous old homes and buildings, with pretty little walkways nestled amongst them. There's lush flower-filled gardens and huge trees draped in spanish moss and, of course, there are all the wonderful restaurants and shops too. And to top it all off, everything is within steps of the ocean! I don't think I could ever tire of it.
All of these photos were taken in the city. Yes, even the ones of the cemetery. It might seem kind of odd, but I loved it there too. Look at the flowers on that hydrangea bush!
I have a few more photos to show you of a couple of other places I visited, but I think I'll craft those into a post for a different day. Hope you have a warm and wonderful weekend! See you soon.
Oh one last thing, thanks so much for your thoughts and comments on my last post. Happily, everything seems to be going well.