{South Carolina}

Monday, March 18, 2013
























{To see more photos of our trip go here}

A couple of weeks ago some friends and I spent a week in South Carolina. 
We walked on the beach, collected sea shells, saw tiny crabs, ate cupcakes at Battery Park,
listened to Moon River by saxophone in Chippewa Square, tasted Tupelo Honey in Savannah, and walked past Antebellum homes in downtown Charleston.
It was glorious being in the south!
What do you love most about The Carolinas?

18 comments:

Whitney said...

Mmm. I've never been, but these pictures make me want to go! Especially pictures of that rocky beach. Why are those my favorite beaches?

Jane Ann said...

I've lived in neighboring Tennessee all of my life so I frequent the Carolinas as much as possible! I love the history, the fact that they preserve their architecture and of course the wide beaches :) Charleston is my favorite but Asheville comes in a close second!

Angie said...

I've been reading awhile but haven't yet commented. Felt inclined to do so now because you were in my city! I've lived in Charleston for nearly 6 years now; I'm originally from Michigan. I don't know that I can think of a favorite thing. I love how we are right on the ocean but only 4 hours from the mountains. I love shrimp and grits and deep front porches and how much this city loves it's Sunday brunches. I love all the history here and the robust arts culture, mixed in with a laid back beach vibe. I love being able to go kayaking or standup paddleboarding and see dolphins swimming 10 feet away.

Also "Sugar" is where my now-fiance took me for sweets when he was still trying to convince me to go out with him. We started dating the next day.

Glad you had fun!

Meredith said...

I was born in Spartanburg, SC, and then moved to Raleigh, NC when I was three. I stayed in Raleigh until I went off to college at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Now after graduating from Auburn, I'm back in South Carolina at Clemson University working on my Master's degree... So I know the Carolinas quite well! My favorite part about the Carolinas is that you're never too far from the beach and not too far from the mountains. Glad you enjoyed your trip!

Joy said...

I've wanted to go to Charleston ever since I started reading Olivia Rae James's blog, Everyday Musings, about a year ago. Have you visited her site? Her photos make Charleston seem so dreamy, and it's full of recommendations for your next trip. :) Your photos only reinforce my desire to go!

Val Reaves said...

I spent some time in Charleston a few years back...loved the architecture, crabbing, that slower Southern pace, history, the ocean...it goes on and on... I think I'll have to think about another trip there in the future. Thanks for the memory...
Val in Kansas

Anonymous said...

I have the same chacos. Same strap and everything! I love them dearly. I have had them for about 8 years now. Original soles and everything. You cannot find a better pair of shoes than those.

- M. Wallace

Unknown said...

I have fallen in love with this city over the past few years. The last two summers I took a girls' vaca back in time to Charleston with my mom and sister. I love the historical charm and dreaming about who lived in the quaint houses on Rainbow Row or the conversations had between friends walking on the cobblestone streets. Glad you got to enjoy it with pals.

Thanks for blogging about your life and lessons you learn. The way you have written letters and shared about your life has been influential toward my own letter-writing and journaling. I have been challenged to communicate appreciate to the people I love. Thanks!

-Emily in KC

Brooke Ellen said...

I love the how South Carolina has it all: the mountains, the farmland, the beaches, everything.
I miss my state! I am so glad you got to spend time in the beautiful Chuck Town.

Allie Lenci said...

Hi Em!

I've been following your blog for a while now and just want to tell you how much I love and appreciate it! Have noticed lately that you have been addressing your readers as "brave ones" - and I love it, because I think it speaks to everyone. Was wondering what inspired you/how you came up with it - if you have a moment to share.
Thanks!
Allie

nannykim said...

What I love about SC is the fact that I live here in SC , lol. I love the warm weather, even the warm humid southern days with all the fragrance that can be blended into them. I love the slower ways, the gracious people (for the most part!), the walks on the beach, the mystery of the swamps, the hikes in the mountains, the old small towns, the sunshine, the huge evergreen oaks, the magnolias, the azaleas,the gardenias, the animal life. I love Brookgreen gardens, the great football at USC and Clemson ;-). I love the hometown parades. I love the sunsets. I do not love the mosquitoes.

Robyn said...

just beautiful for a stroll-great photos

Jen said...

I haven't been to SC in over 5 years (too long!) but I have been to Asheville, NC the past 2 summers. I love that town for the mountains, the food, and the people there in general.

Anonymous said...

Everything! That's the reason I live in Greenville, SC after growing up between Miami, FL and Cleveland, OH and also spending almost a year in Evansville, IN. The cost of living brought me here, but "my mountains" and Charleston made me stay. I have 3 younger sisters that are still living at home in Ohio. I bring them down here for a few weeks each year to give them the same taste of the south that I have.

Today's Letters said...

love that y'all love the carolinas!
angie, thanks for commenting.
em, grateful for your loyalty.
allie, tim tells me every morning that i'm brave. i figured you all needed to be reminded of this each day as well.

Katherine S said...

My long distance boyfriend is a Citadel cadet, Charleston is the city I fell in love in. I will always have a place in my heart for that place.

erin gail said...

I love that Charleston is my home. I love the water, the people, the history, the amazing food, the smell of the marsh. I love that life slows down and speeds up at the time there. I love the hospitality of the city, but that it's always moving forward. I hope I never have to leave!

Jessica Brazell said...

I just saw this post of your's and I realized that I took a picture much like your's on market street!!!! It's the one that has the green, pink, and yellow houses in it. I took that EXACT same picture in August! The silver mercury was there anything! I hadn't found your blog until after you had already posted this, but I happened to find this today and saw your picture! I just think that's so cool :)

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