A new blog and a weekend trip

This is the first post on the newly designed PTP Blog! How does it look?

So, for Labor day weekend I headed out of sticky, humid, hot Augusta and decided to head out to sticky, humid, hot Charleston, SC. My friend Lesley met me there and we had a great time. Stayed at an old inn that was right in the heart of the tourist, downtown area, right across the street from the Market. Charleston is a city that is rich in history. It was once the furthest southern British outpost of the British Colonies. The city had a wall built around it and a moat to protect it from pirates, indians and other aggressions. It is also a city of 180 churches. They are everywhere and date back to almost the first settlement. There also over 200 bars, so I guess it all balances out. We took our walking tour and saw so many great things. We also took a carriage tour and saw parts of the city that we wouldn’t have gotten too. We had two awesome meals, one dinner at a restaurant called Anson’s. I had grilled peaches with TN ham and shaved parmesan and for dinner was roasted duck. The other great meal was at Jestine’s. We almost walked by Jestine’s but decided to stand in the very short line. Turns out we caught it at an odd lull as the line is usually 5-10 people deep. This restaurant was really really good. Check out the pix below. 

All in all it was a good weekend, but the weather was so hot and humid that it ruined any outside activities. I was dripping in sweat with in 10 minutes or walking. Even the breeze along the waterfront was damp! I would go back for another visit, there was so much to do and see that we didn’t get to, like the SC Aquarium and ghost tours and pirate tours and house tours, eco tours, water tours, etc, etc, etc.

This has got to be one of the most photographed houses in Charleston. It is on the waterfront across from he Battery Park. This shot was taken right after dusk.

This guy was found in a courtyard I wandered into.

I think this boat was one of the evening water cruises.

This is a quick shot of the Peninsula Grill dining room at the Planter’s Inn. We stopped in and had a slice of their world famous coconut cake. It is that good. Really.

The horse’s name is Bob. He pulls 3-4 tours a day 2-3 days a week. The view of the horse’s ass. Excellent.

Home and Garden.

 

Jestine’s.

Corn Fritters.

Corn bread with REAL warm honey butter. So good.

You can only guess at how good this fried chicken was.

The weather is tough on the walls and paint.

More home and garden. This was a walkway between homes leading to what I am sure is a great paradise.

A night shot of an alley. 



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  1. Cat says:

    Great pics! I can smell that fried chicken!!
    Good thing you went over this long weekend – next weekend Charleston might look a LOT different!

  2. Sheri says:

    Thanks for the tour of Charleston! You captured some lovely images.
    The blog looks GREAT!

  3. mmmmmm, the food looks so good! Beautiful work!

  4. peter says:

    Thanks so much! Glad you guys checked out the blog! pt


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