Our Day In Charleston South Carolina
March 9, 2017 9:17am CST
Our 2nd day in South Carolina was spent in Charleston. We were camped about 30 miles away so we decided to make a day of it. The first thing we did was go to the ocean. It was a spectacular day and there were many people out and about. It was bustling to say the least. Apparently the 70 degree weather was unusual for South Carolina I was told February was usually in the 40 degree range. At the ocean we saw many dolphins doing their thing, but they were all to far out for me to get a shot, and they come up for air and gone again, so I got a lot of shots of where the dolphins just were but none of the dolphins. I was a bit disappointed. We also could see Fort Sumter from our vantage point but decided we didn't want to spend a good part of our day out there. The first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. After visiting the ocean we went to a market place that was 4 blocks long and bought a few things. Then we went in search of a good place to eat. Our plan was BBQ but as we wandered we came across a southern style restaurant. A small little place that strictly cooked southern food, called Jestine's Kitchen. My son looked it up on his phone and it said that usually you had to wait for a table as it's a very small store front restaurant. But we decided to see what the wait would be. I was wearing my Chicago Cubs World Series Hat and one of the men working there told me he loved my hat and that in the 1960's his dad played for a Cubs farm team. He told me he would get me a table. We didn't wait long. He walked by our table several times and each time he would call me Chicago. It was a nice meal as well, I had a Bacon Lettuce and Fried Green Tomato sandwich accompanied by corn bread with butter and honey. It was delicious. My husband had meatloaf and my son had fried oysters. He had never had oysters but said they were excellent and my hubby tried them and like them as well. I am not much for fish type meals so I passed. With our belly's full we took a walking tour of Charleston and saw many old buildings and wonderful colorful houses. I can certainly see the appeal of living in Charleston, a couple of the house were for sale and we looked them up online and one was 3 million and the other was in excess of 1 million. A bit to rich for my blood. All in all it was a great day we spent in Charleston. I would like to visit again some day. This is a shot of Fort Sumter from my vantage point. More to come on things we saw while in Charleston.
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• Momence, Illinois
It was so good Belle we very much enjoyed our meal there. It's a tiny little restaurant and the site we looked at to find somewhere good to eat said there is usually a wait. We were worried but got right in, I think we were lucky, and having my Chicago Cub gear on probably didn't hurt lol.