Flew out fairly early Sunday morning from Duluth and after only one mechanical delay in Chicago, we were on the ground in Charleston, SC by 1130am. After getting probably the stinkiest and dirtiest car National had in the parking lot, we were on the road to Edisto Island, just an hour's drive away.
|View from our unit at Wyndham "The Marshes".|
Monday was a hang out and decompress day: reading, knitting, a walk on the beach - the weather was starting to turn as winter storm "Boreas" bore down on the East Coast.
Tuesday ended up being another hang out day - a brief morning walk before the rain and wind hit.
|View from our unit during Low Tide as winter storm Boreas rolled in.|
Wednesday, as the storm worked it way north and east, we decided to head down to Beaufort and Port Royal. Temperatures started out about 50* and by the time the day ended, we were a balmy 35* with a wind sharp enough to chill your very bones. I was regretting leaving my mittens in Duluth...
Given it was the day before Thanksgiving, and the weather was less than optimal, we did a van tour around the historic area, a bit of walking, and that was the day.
|Civil War history in Beaufort, SC|
|Nary a snowflake to be seen!|
Friday we traveled up to Charleston! Started the day with a carriage ride, had a lovely lunch at the 82 Queen Restaurant, visited the Nathanial-Russel Mansion with it's free standing cantilevered elliptical staircase (wow!), walked around the historical district, Battery Park and the Waterfront before finishing with a teeny bit of Christmas shopping.
|Classic Carriage Company, Charleston, SC|
|Historical District by Battery Park|
Sunday we were out the door by 5am and at the airport by 630a for the Charleston/Atlanta/Minneapolis/Duluth trek home. Yeah, a couple of layovers, but it put us at home base by 2:30p in the afternoon. A nice way to decompress and relax before hitting the ground running Monday morning. All in all, despite the cool temps and blustery winds, an enjoyable trip to a great part of the country.