Sunday, June 24, 2007

Things You Will See In Charleston, SC

Charleston always provides a unique experience!

One of the oldest cities in America, it is a mix of old and new.

Our trip included an unexpected excursion across the bridge into Mt. Pleasant. (Wrong exit!) This did give me an opportunity for a closer look at the next bridge. This shot was taken out the sunroof as we zipped by at about 70mph!

Next was lunch and then the aquarium. We love aquariums and enjoyed this one. It was also my first chance to see a sea cucumber up close and personal. Funky!

After finding the hotel, we returned to downtown to wander the area. There are many shops and horse carriages appear everywhere. (Giving the streets of Charleston a unique aroma!) There's also bicycle carriages, too.

We took a ghost tour that evening, led by author Rebel Sinclair, and went into a graveyard. There is a big difference between night and day. (Mostly due to the fact the roaches come out in force at night!!)

Saturday I called Mike at Sunny 96.9 to request a song and then headed back downtown for my book signing. It was a great success and I met many wonderful people from all over the country! (And found out the manager, Jennifer, is a big science fiction fan, too!) So it was a very good day!
Most of my excursions are quick, one day trips - however, we got to make Charleston an adventure! And what trip south on I-95 isn't complete without passing South of the Border and the hundreds of billboards that precede it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Of Fly Catchers and hidden lakes.

Of sleeping lizards and morning dew.

It is of birdsong and misty dawns

and fleeced clouds floating in a still pool.

The waters ripple awake in the gathering morn.

The first water birds head out for the far shore.