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Thursday, July 28, 2011

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I have decided in oh, the last five minutes or so, that I am going to create a new series for this blog. One of the perks of my job is that I am off on Friday afternoons. Therefore, since things have slowed down somewhat, as far as the house goes, I think it's high time that we get out and about, and show you this amazing city that we live in. One cool thing at a time, every Friday. So, starting tomorrow, I'm going to introduce you to my favorite things about Charleston, South Carolina. Some of it will be touristy, some of it will be local. We'll start with the free things. It could be art related, it could be historical. Maybe a restaurant or a bar. There's really no limit. The only stipulation is that I have to visit this place or thing within the same week that I write about it, and there has to be a description, a history. This is the challenge to myself. A way for me to get out and document this world that I live in. I'm sure it all won't interest everyone, but it's the city as I see it, and love it. Come with me, on this weekly excursion, as I explore my town. See you tomorrow!

There's another favor that I ask of you. If you see something that interests you, tell me! If you were to visit Charleston, is there something that you would definitely make time to see? What are some of the reasons that you like visiting this city, or living here? Are there places that you would recommend to tourists? Maybe I'll give you some new places to put at the top of your list!

2 comments:

  1. Love this idea! Here's the start of my list for you: Angel Oak, Cypress Gardens, bike ride South of Broad (find the secret alley off of East Bay that's so small it doesn't show up on Google Maps or I'd tell you the name!), dolphin watch from the porch swings at Waterfront Park, Hampton Park, the Inn at Middleton Place, Drayton Hall (sorry, getting into some not free ones here!), drinks on Shem Creek, the pier at Folly Beach, Redux Contemporary Art Center (!), an afternoon on King Street, Magnolia Cemetary (which I've still never been to!), the Pitt St park in Old Mt Pleasant - ESPECIALLY good at sunset, with a picnic, boat to Ft Sumter -- or just sailing on your own boat!, Cistern Yard at CofC, oysters at Bowen's Island . . . that's a good start anyway. Nice project! You may have people that want to tag along for some of these ;)

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  2. Ha! Thanks Jen!! You definitely had some of the same ideas that I had... Cypress Gardens, Waterfront Park, Folly Beach, and even the upcoming one for today! But I'll look forward to some of the others as well! (And you are welcome to come along, any time!) Thanks for commenting! Those are all GREAT!

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