And the rain came down…and came down…and came down! What to do in Charleston in the rain, I mean, I guess we could explore the lovely gardens and historical houses and get really, really wet…but I’m not a fan of sitting in wet clothes. Inside it must be and, thankfully, Charleston had some things to offer.
Our first stop was the aquarium. I had some reservations about crowds and keeping a little space apart but I was surprised at how well everything was organized. Make sure the pre-buy your ticket and go early.
The highlights were the beautiful, huge turtles that swim so serenely in their large enclosures. It was actually pretty mesmerizing to watch them. The Princess enjoy the fish darting around and the educational area in the turtle hospital. I learned much about turtles myself.
When we left the aquarium it was raining even harder. Thank goodness we had umbrellas as we waited for the free city shuttle. We headed to King Street for our next adventure…perfume making! We actually saw this place a few days before and my science loving Princess thought it might be a fun thing to do. I thought it would be fun as well, so we spent a delightful hour crafting our signature scent. The process was so well laid out that we never felt overwhelmed. What a special memory we made at Tijon perfume lab. I highly recommend it.
We were sad to bid Charleston behind but we have so many lovely memories to cherish. We can’t wait to visit again.
So apparently next week is Easter. It doesn’t seem real. Winter and spring seem to be battling it out for control, my cold weather outerwear is still in the closet and the heat is still on…a lot. My first thought upon waking this morning? Eggs out…pronto, and throw a few bunnies out for good measure. The fastest decor change ever! I mean, spring has got to win out eventually, after all the daffodils have popped up and I spotted a few robins the other morning. I just want to enjoy them puffer coat and mitten free!
Speaking of time going quickly…The Princess turned 9 this week!
After a few lovely days exploringdowntown Charleston, we headed across the bridge to experience a bit of the countryside. We purchased our tickets for Middleton Plantation and set off on an adventure. Our morning included the annual sheep shearing, alligator spotting and a tiny lamb just hours old. The grounds were lovely and perfect for a stroll.
Back in Charleston, we gained another perspective, by water. We found the history and back stories very interesting, and on our boat tour the Princess enjoyed a nap. A long afternoon called for ice cream! I’ve waited a long time to visit the original Jenni”s ice cream shop…ever since we bought her book at the County Living Fair in Ohio. We may have gone back a time or two during our stay.