Here is how our week played out. We drove down Sunday. The drive was not fun at all and it actually took a few hours more since we had to stop in Baltimore and DC for my wife's work. We pulled into Isle of Palms, SC around 7:30pm. Since it was getting late and we were tired from the drive we just decided to stay in and get some rest for Monday.
TUESDAY: We woke up and headed down to the beach and got to swim for a few hours. I use to be like a fish in the water but for some reason I kept thinking of shark attacks and only went out a few feet. After our morning swim we headed back into town and got to do some shopping and eating a delicious restaurant, 167 Raw. It was a bit pricey but the fresh shrimp was so good and they have a key lime pie that is hands down the best I ever had.
If I was back home this day I would have been at the movie screening for the movie I was apart a few months ago. I was still able to see the short film through a private link, and it came out really well. you can see me in the background as the bartender a few times in the film. The movie is entered into many film contests so we are unable to release the film yet. If you would like to see it though I have a private link and you can let me know what you think.
WEDNESDAY: Another day of swimming and more sight seeing in downtown Charleston. I will be honest I looked forward to going to town everyday and eating. I am a man who loves good food and those people down south can make some great dishes. I tried grits for the first time, I got to try she crab soup, and I got to eat enough shrimp to last me a year. Amanda and I spent a good amount of time just walking around the town and looking at the houses and all of the old historical landmarks.
THURSDAY: For some odd reason my wife wanted to drive to Savanah, Georgia for the day to sight see. We arrived and had no clue on what we would be doing, so we decided to do some shopping. While my wife was shopping I wondered off and found out that the city of Savanah is the most haunted city in America. They had brochure after brochure of tours and places you could go and see, unfortunately most places did tours at night and we would be on the road. We did see a cemetery that was supposed to be haunted that was close by though. We headed to a local pub to get some food and then we would head to the cemetery, at least that was the plan. Once in the pub we made friends with the staff and a lawyer for New York who had just a bit to much to drink. Our quick lunch ended up lasting about 4 hours. When we left and arrived at the cemetery it was closed. Oops, looks like we had to much fun at the pub.
FRIDAY: All week I wanted to go to Patriots Point and check out the navy ships that were there. We got there a bit late and taking a tour would of been rushed and I don't think I would have been able to see everything. My wife got a crazy idea that we had time to take a helicopter tour over the boat and the city. It was my first time in a helicopter and it was awesome. I was scared since there was no door and I was riding shotgun, but the view of the boat and the town of Charleston from the air was great. We went over both forts that are out in the ocean waters.
SATURDAY: Our last day was one of my favorites, we spent most of the day at a winery and a distillery. We got to do tasting at both places and were able to purchase bottles of wine, vodka, and moonshine. We spent the last night at a restaurant that every local said we must try out, Fleet Landing. It was the perfect way to end vacation.
If you have never been to Charleston I suggest you make it a point to go there. There is so much history and good food. You will want to return just like me.