Tuesday, June 30, 2009
We had such a nice time together on a little road trip the past few days. We left on Saturday and combined John's business with some pleasure. We arrived in Charleston and stayed at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. The hotel was located right down the harbor from the USS Yorktown.We took a water taxi over to the SC Aquarium and inside the aquarium, we saw a bald eagle...pretty cool. We went to the Boulevard Diner for dinner and had some really delicious southern food. I had the shrimp & grits ravioli---awesome!!! It was also Charleston's Harborfest and there were many tall ships and lots of people.We had fun at the hotel pool and Lily and Shelly got to see a wedding reception on the property. They loved it and were dying to be invited to the festivities.In Charleston, we went to The Market, Rainbow Row, the Battery, and the Waterfront Fountain. We also travelled back and forth across the Cooper River bridge many times.It was a fun-filled few days. We hit a few outlet shops while John worked at one of the company's he does business with in Charleston. From Charleston, we headed to Anderson, SC. Clemson University is right around the corner from Anderson, so we went to the campus to check it out and took a few photos at the football stadium. That night we stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn and it was really nice. I have lots of hotel issues...trouble sleeping on the pillows, walking on the carpets, etc...and this hotel exceeded most of my demands. Great night's sleep. Oh, and we heard that Renee Zellweger, George Clooney, and John Krasinski all stayed at this hotel while filming Leatherheads. Cool. On our way home from SC, we passed through Gaffney (the peach capital) and stopped to buy some peaches, peach cider, and fireworks!So far this summer, we have gone from Virginia to North Carolina to South Carolina. We are hoping to add Georgia and Tennessee to our 5 state summer tour!