Traveling Close to Home

We had some friends come visit last week from California so we took them all over Charleston. They had never been in the South, South Carolina, or Charleston. We had a wonderful time being tourists in our own town. We went to Middleton Plantation, the Tea Farm, Angel Oak, Deep Water Winery. We spent the day downtown Charleston and went on a carriage ride, took the boat to Fort Sumter, had supper at Tommy Condon’s while listening to Carroll Brown sing wonderful Irish pub songs. We wandered all over Mt. Pleasant and Sullivan’s Island, including Ft. Moultrie. We ate at Poe’s Tavern on Sullivan’s Island and Henry’s downtown.

It was so much fun to be able to go out and see things. To enjoy the great out-of-doors. To spend time with dear friends. To just be. This past year has been hard on everyone, not visiting, not traveling, not doing. Zoom calls and Duo happy hours are great in a vacuum but never really take the place of togetherness. Don’t you agree?

As more and more people become vaccinated and feel comfortable going out and being around people, we will see more and more people out and about, traveling, going here and there once again. I can’t wait. I love traveling, going almost anywhere. We have trips planned for later in the summer and into the fall, but for now…for today, it is wonderful just traveling close to home.

About wanderingamericanwriter

retired teacher, writer, wife, mother, dog lover, traveler - real and imagined places!
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