A short trip to Charleston

Since we were a short 2 hour drive away we went to Charleston for a day. First up Drayton Hall. I think it’s rained almost every time we go (it’s not my favorite plantation, but I don’t mind tagging along to make Dad happy)

the old rice patties
Mom got her bottle tree (she’s wanted one for 2 years now)
Mom and I both wanted to go into Charleston afterwards, which isn’t what Dad had decided we would do, but we talked him into it. We made it down one street :(, but at least it was at Battery Park so we got to see the bay, and some of the pretty, and very expensive houses.

we got some treats. I think Dad enjoyed the cookie stop
It might be too much house, but can’t you see me here? 🙂
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Fripp Island

A week at Fripp Island, SC in pictures:

everyone rides around on a suitcase right?
waiting in the check-in line

the view from the back porch
another view
big black furry dog + water = the good life!
the wonder dog, classic doggie paddle
Johnson Creek Tavern (my favorite for a low country boil!). They decorate with the dollars people leave behind (and sometimes leave fun messages on)
sunset from the house

Crabby Pelicans and Salty Dogs

I promise I haven’t fallen off the face of the planet. 🙂 Last week I was at the beach with the family. My parents have been renting a house on Fripp Island, SC since I was in elementary school. The last time we were there was 2 years ago when I was training for my second marathon. It was hot! Really hot, and being the beach, it was humid. I couldn’t even make it 3 miles. This time I was going to make it, and ended up having an awesome week of running! After biking and driving around the island I had a little fun on my 6 mile run with some of the house signs. Here we go!

The street we were staying on. No irony at all here…
what can you do other than laugh?
Marco? Has anyone seen Marco?
deers (the natives!) and salty toes…
It was a pretty awesome turn out point! Morning sunrise 🙂
This is one of my favorites. I kept thinking of the twitter band of salty bananas for some reason…
And across the street (not making it up!)
Sums it up pretty well don’t you think?