I cannot even imagine life in this house.
or this one. My first thought is that's a lot of cleaning and then I remembered if you live here, you probably have "help".
A lot of the older homes do have real gas lights. That kind of worries me.
I know what kind of money built these homes, but I do wonder where the money comes from today to buy them. There were a few For Sale signs around.
This lady was getting a face lift
While we were planning this trip, I had seen a "Man Vs. Food" on the Food Network that featured a restaurant just outside of Charleston, that was on the water, that brought streamed oysters to your table on what looked to me, like an old coal shovel. Yummy. So, Terry had been on Restaurant.com looking for a coupon. The month of September, they sold out. So he did get one for October. If you are not familiar with that website, you can get really good deals for cheap. For instance, you can get a $25.00 voucher for $20.00 but they then have 75-80% off so it will then only cost you $4.00. That kind of thing.
Well, off we go.... I have been wanting fresh seafood that is not fried. (We are in the south you know.) We have to travel a bit to get to this restaurant, where the road becomes a mud fest and then there is a worn out sign that says "Not open Sunday and Monday". It's Monday..... oops. It was in the small print. He bought a second one to use in Savannah that did say "not good on holidays". We never gave Columbus Day any thought, but the restaurant did so we couldn't use that one either.
That is how we wound up in this little restaurant/bar with this gorgeous TV on the wall by us. When it is off, it's a mirror.
Right across the street was the City Market. Building after building of all kinds of stuff. Gullah sweetgrass baskets for sure.
I did find another Charleston print to go on my wall.
The next morning we headed off for Drayton Hall, built in 1738 -1742, just outside of Charleston. I had been wanting to see it since we lived in South Carolina, but hadn't yet gone. It's the next stop on this journey.