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Vacation – Part IV – Charleston, SC

We have been stopping in Charleston, SC for several years now…there is just so much to see there.  I love the historic district.  There are a ton of great restaurants….and lots of great attractions.

The Carolina Cider Company is a REALLY cute country store.  Rocking chairs on the porch.  Lots of goodies inside, preserves, pickles, jams, cider, locally ground cornmeal; as well as cookbooks, and souvenir items.

We always stop here for something...it is the cutest little country store.
We always stop here for something…it is the cutest little country store.

Carolina Cider Company 2

We stopped for dinner at the famous Bessinger’s BBQ.

Bessingers

Enjoying the porch swing after dinner.
Enjoying the porch swing after dinner.
You can see the smoke coming out of the smoke-house - I wish you could smell it too!  Mmmmmmm!!
You can see the smoke coming out of the smoke-house – I wish you could smell it too! Mmmmmmm!!

This year we  visited Middleton Place, a plantation dating back to the 1755.  You can find out all about it here.  It is a National Historic Landmark and had the oldest Landscaped Gardens in America!

Road to Middleton Place

Middleton Place live oaks
Middleton Place live oaks
former Gentlemen's guest house
former Gentlemen’s guest house
Rice mill and mill pond
Rice mill and mill pond
Reflecting pool
Reflecting pool
Wonderful old live oaks....
Wonderful old live oaks….
Ice house
Ice house

We took a garden tour and the house tour.  Both were extremely informative, and highly recommended, should you plan a visit.  Here is one last shot I took with my iPhone and Hipstagram…love the old finish!

Middleton on hipstagram

Later we drove into Charleston and parked in the historic district.  We both love to just wander the streets, many of which have been painstakingly restored.  It feels like you have stepped back in time.

Charleston hotel courtyard Window boxes Window boxes 2 Charleston street Charleston home
We had a lovely dinner at Bocci’s Italian Restaurant. We had a great table with of view of several churches and the occasional horse-drawn carriage coming down the street.

I highly recommend Charleston, SC – it is beautiful; full of history; and the people are gracious and welcoming.

Hope you enjoyed this part of my vacation. Thanks for visiting.

Until next time, Connie 🙂

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I am living my dream life in the country! I love photography, travelling, cooking, baking and I even try my hand at quilting.

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