Back to Downtown Charleston – Day 7 Part 6

After we left the Citadel, we once again visited downtown Charleston. Once again, we parked on Church Street in front of the St. Phillips Church. We, meaning the boys, were starved after the walking tour of the Citadel. Hubby and I promised them some ice cream before heading back to the beach house.

The family began walking down Queen Street towards Waterfront Park. Instead of ice cream, we found gelato which is even more delicious than ice cream. At Belgian Gelato, I tried a new dessert which was a scoop of gelato with espresso. The espresso flavor I tried was pistachio.

After we got our gelato, we walked to the Waterfront Park. There is a pineapple shaped fountain in the park. Kids and even some adults can get in the water to wade around. So cool.

There was also a splash pad area. The Wee One thought that was cool. He opted to try to avoid the streams of water, so he wouldn’t get wet.

We then walked to Philadelphia Avenue. When we were in Charleston in 2013, Hubby tried to find the geocache that is in Philadelphia Avenue. He wanted to try to find it. Success! It was found.

A stranger offered to take our photo at the entrance of Philadelphia Avenue. The photo is my current favorite photo of the family.

After we were finished getting gelato, we headed towards the Marketplace so that I could find some chocolate. Again, success!

Since we had chocolate and gummies, we headed back to the car so that we could go back to the beach house. On the way back to the beach house, we stopped at Chick-Fil-A for our dinner. The Wee One did not complain about his feet hurting while we were walking around the Citadel and then downtown Charleston, so we allowed him to pick our dinner.

Enjoy the video I created for the time we spent in downtown Charleston.

Have a magical day,

The Citadel – Day 7 Part 5

Once we were finished with the Battery, we visited the Citadel.  Since the Imaginative One is in the eighth grade, we decided to do a campus tour of the Military College

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Houses Around the Battery – Day 7 Part 4

Since the area was packed because of Carolina Day, we had to walk a few blocks to White Garden Park and back to our car. Continue reading “Houses Around the Battery – Day 7 Part 4”

White Point Garden and the Battery – Day 7 Part 3

Our first stop of the day was White Point Garden and the Battery.  For the past 18 years, I had thought the Battery was named the Battery.  I did not realize the Garden area actually had a name.

It was not until I read The House on Tradd Street that I realized the garden actually had a name.

When we got there, there was a bunch of people gathered at one end of the garden.  We could not figure out why until we asked someone.  It was Carolina Day.

What is Carolina Day?  On June 28, 1776, the British fired at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island.  Fort Moultrie was a fort built out of palmettos.  At the time, the battle ensued the fort was half built.  The soldiers at Fort Moultrie were victorious.

Every year, Carolina celebrates the anniversary of the battle.

Since Fort Moultrie was made of palmettos, that is the reason there is a palmetto on the flag of South Carolina.

In a future blog post, I will share out photos from our visit to Fort Moultrie on Friday of our trip.

Enjoy the video of our visit to White Point Garden and the Battery.

Join me next time for our walk to and from our car at the Battery.  The houses located around the Battery is known as Rainbow Row.

Have a magical day,


Visit to Downtown Folly – Day 6 Part 4

Tuesday was my brother-in-law and sister-in-law’s wedding anniversary so they went out to dinner.  We were left in charge of my niece and nephew.

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Playing on the Beach – Day 5 Part 6

After we got back from downtown Charleston, we played on the beach.  The boys were super excited because they had been looking forward to it ALL day long.

Since I only have a few photos, I’m going to do a slideshow for this week’s blog post.

Next week, I’ll sharing Monday’s sunset.  Then the first Saturday of the new year, I’ll finally be on day 6 of the trip.

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Have a magical day,