Lim had a three day weekend in February and we decided to take a spontaneous road trip to Charleston, SC. It was on the top of our list of cities to visit since we moved to Durham over two years ago, and I’m so glad we hopped in the car on that Friday morning. We chatted, made plans, clarified goals,… and barely noticed the 4 1/2 hour drive.
When we first arrived in Charleston, we were immediately taken by the architecture and greenery. It is the epitome of southern charm. It was cloudy on both days and these photos do not do this place justice, but I think you can get the gist.
Charleston is a walkable city, which is one of the things Lim and I miss about living in NYC or London (we still love you, Durham). The streets are filled with people, restaurants, shops, galleries, and cultural centers.
We popped into The Charleston Museum “Founded in 1773, The Charleston Museum, America’s First Museum, has been discovering, preserving, interpreting, celebrating, and sharing ever since. Our collections, exhibitions, educational programs, and events are designed to inspire curiosity and conversation – about the South Carolina Lowcountry – and the stories that make us who we are.”
We could have taken loads more photos, but decided to take in this lovely city through our five senses instead of an iphone lens. We left knowing we would be back soon.
I think back at how many wasted weekends we had where we could have explored NYS and other neighboring cities… Living in NC has made us more adventurous in this regard. Now we fill up the tank, pack some snacks, and get on the road.