Well my trip to SC is sadly behind me. I knew it would go by quickly once we stepped off the plane. The weather was perfect and it was great to see my bud Terri again.
We unloaded our luggage at the gorgeous
condo then took off to the beach. Isle of Palms had shops lined up along the road across from the beach and was filled with clothing and food shops. We headed toward the path to the shore. Dawn and Terri.
We saw many shells, starfish, and sand dollars.
I saw my first Horseshoe crab....
Terri Checking to see if it was alive....
Colorful homes speckle the coast.
Our first excursion to the beach!
Then we met Dawn and stopped at....KILWIN'S! Yes, my favorite fudge shop in St. Joe MI. Cool!
He was from Hawaii and a very nice young man.
while Terri took me to the Magnolia Plantation.
.....then took a trolly ride through the other parts of the plantation where we saw alligators...yikes!
The next day we took the Charleston Garden tour. A self guided tour through the private gardens..(No photos allowed inside the gardens) The iron fences and gates were so impressive as you will see. It was hot and no one was selling water however one garden owner had cold water for us to help ourselves. Ahhhhhhh so refreshing.
We took our own tour of cemeteries in the area. We love cemeteries.
The roses were climbing the trees above the street.
The last day we hung out at the pool until our flight. I tried to remember every moment we shared, the delicious food, quaint village shops, beaches, laughter, etc. It was hard to say goodbye to my sweet Terri. She spoiled us every day against our will. I can't wait for our next reunion. Thanks SP! Thank you Terri's mom!
The only sad part was when we heard the horrible news coverage of the Boston Marathon. So glad both parties responsible were caught...one way or another.