My thoughts on South Carolina:
- Myrtle Beach: meh
- Charleston: yeah!
After my conference wrapped up Sunday morning, Josh and I hit the road for Charleston. Since our flight wasn't until 6 or so that evening, we wanted to take advantage of this charming low country city neither of us had ever seen before.
Despite the insane temperatures (and PS - I have never experienced humidity like that before!) we spent the day eating and walking around the downtown. I have to say, it's pretty incredible to be amongst such gorgeous homes and realize that many of them were built pre-Revolution! With the brightly colored facades and spanish moss dripping from every tree, it feels almost other-worldly.
As I mentioned, we also ATE, taking a recommendation from multiple people to check out Fleet Landing, a restaurant in an old naval building right on the water.
Kicked things off with some "Planter's Punch":
Light & Dark Rum, Pineapple & Orange Juice, Splash of Grenadine, Lime squeeze
Then we saw the lady next to us get delivered a stack of the best looking fried green tomatoes with crab salad, and couldn't resist an appetizer portion for ourselves:
Finally, the mains:
Oyster Po' Boy with Sun Dried Tomato Orzo Salad
The Charleston Cobb with Chicken & Black Eyed Peas
And if that wasn't enough:
Pistachio Almond and Caramel Chocolate Pecan
because when it's a heat index of 115 degrees, ice cream is almost a forgone conclusion.