I could not get my rear out of bed on Wednesday. I guess the walk with my mother-in-law the night before really tired my body. I did get up in time to get pictures of the sunrise from our balcony instead of from the beach. That was fine because I have a telescopic lens so I used that to get closer ups of the sunrise.
After everyone was up for the day, my nephew, Hubby, and the Imaginative One went for a bike ride. The Wee One and I went back to Black Magic I got myself a Shark Attack smoothie that was out of this world good. We then went onto the beach but only stayed on the beach for a little while because the Wee One didn’t like the fact that none of the other kids were out there with him.
After Hubby, my nephew, and the Imaginative One were back from their bike ride, we left to go to the Angel Oak. It’s a tradition to visit the tree and get pictures. I brought my tripod and set it up where I thought it should have been. However, I was wrong by a few feet. By the time they told me, I was getting ready to take it down anyway. People laughed with me as I ran across the canopy to get into place. We got some great pictures though.
The plan had been to eat our picnic lunch at the Angel Oak but the mosquitoes were biting us. We ended up having to hit a Piggly Wiggly for some topical Benadryl and Starbucks. Their espresso machine was not working so I got a coupon for a free drink. Which reminds me that I haven’t used it yet.
We ended up going to St. Johns’ Island’s park. To get here, we had to drive on Bozo Lane and then Dunmovin Drive. (I have a picture of the street signs at the intersection.) Afterwards we ate our picnic lunch and listened to thunder in the background.
Once we hit the Bridge, it was really starting to storm in Mt. Pleasant. We still went to the park and played under the bridge in the play area. The boys were apprehensive at first because of the rain but discovered it was fun to play under a bridge during a rainstorm. Even Hubby even played a little bit.
Once we were finished at the park, it had stopped raining so we headed to downtown Charleston. We wanted to go to a couple of the historical churches and just walk around. As we were walking around I went to Bakehouse again. The cashier remembered me from a couple nights before so that was cool.
We went to the Provost Dungeon first but decided not to go on the tour because the Imaginative One was tired of museums. We then walked down Broad Street and noticed there was a bunch of people on the one side of the road and people talking about a miniseries for CBS being filmed across from the church we were heading to. One of the leading actors was Cam Gigandet from the first Twilight movie. We watched for a few minutes but then went into St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. George Washington worshiped there on May 8, 1791 and Robert E. Lee also worshiped there. In the graveyard, John Rutledge, first governor of South Carolina, is buried there.
Afterwards we watched some more of the filming and then walked around looking for the Circular Church. Once we got there, the Imaginative One was not happy to be in another graveyard. Oh, well! We made him walk through it.
Then it was onto St. Philips Episcopal Church. It is famous for ghost stories and a cannon being stuck in the steeple. Charles Pickney, signer of the Constitution, and Edward Rutledge, signer of the Declaration of Independence, are buried in its graveyard.
As we headed back to the car, we walked down Philadelphia Alley aka Dueler’s Alley. It was a hidden out of the way alley that is full of history and ghost stories.
Once we got the car, we headed back to the condo. I was scheduled to cook dinner that night. I cooked tacos. We ran into a problem though, the meat was frozen solid. I put it in cold water and then slowly took off the defrosted meat. We never got it completely defrosted. The next day the half we put in the fridge was still frozen. Crazy!
My niece spent the night with one of our relatives so it was only boys around. They had fun playing in the condo because we could not go out to the beach because it was raining.
More adventures tomorrow. . .
Click on the photograph of the Angel Oak to see more photographs of the day.