Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Charleston or bust

To Charleston that is.
Jeanne and I drove over 5 hrs. to check it out.
We took a horse and carriage ride with this fella.
Sweet sweet boy.
Jeanne from Backyard Neighbour getting up onto the carriage.
Go Jeanne.
 Check out these "smokin'" NITROTINIS. 
WOW, very cool and yummy.
We decided to eat at Magnolias
What a great Southern Dining experience.

I tried things that were truly Southern.

We also had fried green tomatoes on a bed of sweet grits.
 OMG. Sooo good, and I hate grits.
I ALWAYS ask the waiter/waitress what their favourite dish is... 
usually means you'll like it if they LOVE it.
We topped it off with 
WOW AGAIN. Shared it and devoured it.
Forgot to take a pic.
I'm always AMAZED with all the different flowers in the SOUTH.

 This was our room. It was very cozy, and pretty.
The staff were wonderful, but some of the guests were buggy.
Let's just leave it at that for now...

 Jeanne and I were not really impressed with Charleston. Sorry girls.
There wasn't much to do.
The shops were nothing to write home about, but this one was cute.
The sky was beautiful.

 The trees weren't as pretty as Savannah,
 but still majestic.

We did find a fountain to play in. I was getting soaking wet while Jeanne took this one.
It was COLD water!!

I would much rather visit SAVANNAH again. 
Charleston, you most likely
will never see me again : (
But, the food was great and so were your NITROTINIS.
I really really wanted to see the Ocean.
So we drove to Folly Beach and put our feet in 
the water.
 It was very pretty, and the highlight of
our trip. 

I know I spelled boardwalk wrong oops. 
My sweet friend Jeanne. 
I know I keep writing N.C. 
It was S.C. 
We could have walked for miles, but we knew we 
had to get going. We had a long ride back to Franklin, N.C. Jeanne had to get up at 6:00 am to
get to her Garden Club festivities.
Claudie got to stay in bed ; )
So sit back and put your feet up 'till I come 
back with the rest of my trip SOUTH.


wendy said...

HA HA ...first again.

wendy said...

I thought Charleston was supposed to be awesome. Isn't there a lot of historical places to see there of the civil war.
I would LOVE that. History is my passion.
That food sure looked good. I have a DIL from the south and she loves her grits. me, not so much. yuky.
You and Jeanne look so beautiful in all the pictures.
I would have liked to dig my tootsies in the sand along that beach.
Fun to vicariously enjoy this trip with you.
Hugs today!!!!! my BGF

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Charlene said...

Looks like you 2 had a lot of fun!!!! I did like Charleston for the history but, you are right about Savannah so rocking the shopping & sites! Can't wait to hear more.

Kimberly said...

So many nice pictures! I didn't realize you and Jeanne were blogging friends. Was that your first time meeting her?

Love the bling on your shoes!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Still looks like you girls were able to have fun! I've never been to Charleston but I do love Savannah! Can't wait for more stories from your trip. hugs, Linda

De tout, de rien said...

I'd love to try a nitrotini!

Beautiful pictures, Claudie!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello there my dear. This is wonderful, splendid and ever so perfect. My love to you all! Anita

Anonymous said...

Wow looks like you guys had lots of fun...thanks for sharing..Pat H

"Create Beauty" said...

Girlfriend times are the BEST!!!'

Enjoyed seeing your fun trip, and you look fabulous my dear!
~ Violet

Sandy Michelle said...

You're getting me excited for when I go to GA in October! Sorry Charleston was a bust but the beach looked amazing!

Have a great weekend! Hopefully it won't rain!
Sandy xox

Judi said...

Hi Claudie *hugs*
All I could say is uuuuuu....aaaaaaahhhhh...funnnnnn...*s*. You had a magically lovely time I can tell and you did some travelling pulled by a horse...how FUN is that? I loved your grouper dinner. You have so many memorable pictures. How fun! Thank you for sharing your vacation....until you all meet again.
have a wonderful evening...its going to be a good weekend! Lovely weather and we'll be planting around the new deck this weekend...I'm excited about that...enjoy..

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

That is me dear heart......wacky, always scheming something, plotting and planning and my poor husband just goes along with all my foibles!!!!! BUT THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO GO!

Oh how nice it is to see you dearest! I too am going back and forth from the garden to my computer to my bedroom. IL FAUT FAIRE LE MENAGE today!!!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Claudie,
I don't know how I missed this post!
Such pretty pics of you and the trip!
I actually love Charleston, especially the homes along the ocean and the history too.
But we didn't make it to Savannah so maybe that would have changed my mind.
Anyhoo, you look cute as can be in that beautiful dress!
And the bear, well we have this huge state forest in our county and now we have a huge bear population to go with it.
The DNR won't probably do anything unless he becomes a nuance.
I am looking for bear spray or something along that line.
Hugs friend,

Red Rose Alley said...

What a fun trip you had. I have been browsing through all the lovely Paris posts, but I miss my old friends too. You are such a gem to me. You look so charming by the water fountain, and I love the bling shoes. I want those! Happy Monday to you, sweetie!
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

So glad you are having so much fun ! Yeah give me some Savannah any day. (())

Karena said...

Claudie, regardless I can see from the pics that you had lots of girl fun. Plus look so darn cute!!

Amazing that Charleston did not have great shops! (haven't been , so I will choose Savannah for sure)

Art by Karena

~CC Catherine said...

Loved seeing and hearing the recap on your trip to Charleston with Jeanne Claudie. Such fun you both packed in just a couple days while there. LOVE it! My favorite is the one of you both in the fountain... ;) I'll always think of you when I see a fountain...and you make me wanna get in them now...even though you're all the way in CANADA! lol

xoxo Love you sweet honey bear of a french poodle friend!
~CC, your GA Peach

Shelia said...

Hi Claudie! Oh, what a great time you two gals must have had. I want to go to Charleston too!! Did you know Jeanne is coming to see me Monday? I'm so excited! After she visits her family in Houston she and Bill will pop on down here! Woo Hoo!
Happy Father's Day to Randy!
Loved your butterfly kisses story.
You are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Hi Claudie, I just comment on your previous post. Loved it as always. We are here in Houston in our motel room and having some computer time. As I said, we could not get to anyone's blogs and comment for a whole week. Now, we are trying to figure out why our emails won't send. sigh. Why oh why isn't life perfect. HA!

This post is a good review of our trip to Charleston. We found fun in spite of some things we found in Charleston. Big secret smile here. No bugs in Houston thank goodness.

Cheri' is having a hard time adjusting to our different locations. Shirley's dog (a he) fell in love with CC and drove her nuts "dogging" her constantly. He was so annoying to her. She told him off constantly which made for a very loud barking medley of noise. Sigh! We did have fun though.

Today we are waiting to hear from Brandan and hoping he can have lunch with us. His wife is working.
We will spend all day Sunday with them. On sat. we are spending time with some of Bill's friends. Tomorrow we will do the tourist thing in Houston, then visit Shelia in Galveston on Monday and head home. I wonder how CC and Chloe Dawn will get along. We'll find out.
We are looking forward to our visit there.

Gotta go, I am reading "The Help" I saw the movie and loved it. The book is a good read.
I love you to pieces,
Jeanne xoxoxo

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love Charleston and Savannah but Savannah holds a special place in my heart because that is where my sweet Mister and I got married.

I loved seeing your photos of your trip! I am trying to catch up with Blogs this morning. Work has been getting in the way lately!


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Dang it...........lost your e-mail addy... could 'ya please send it to me again....


Jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Good morning Claudie, I can't get any emails to send so I am commenting here again. Bill has not figured out why our email isn't working here.

We are still in Texas but we are heading home this afternoon. First we are heading to Galveston to visit Shelia at Note Songs for lunch. That will get us home by tomorrow night.I am missing our cool mountains. It is HOT in Texas. Or mot to offend my Texas friends...Texas is hot... You can choose from this double meaning. Smiling here.

I have no way of weighing in here so I will do that on Weds. We will be home by then.

We are busy getting packed etc. this morning. Not fun.

Thank you for Bill's Father's Day wishes. I rec'd Randy's message but again I can't respond by email at all. Is this nuts or what???

I love you to pieces,
Jeanne xoxoxo

Julie Harward said...

YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE MOST FUN TRIPS! By the way, I love the blue dress, so pretty! I am glad for you that you get to get away like that, it is so healthy! Breakfast in bed...sounds wonderful to me! ;)

Designs By Pinky said...

I missed this post. So much fun. I am SO glad you told me about Charleston. I have been wanting SO bad to go there but now, maybe not. I do want to go back to Savannah, we only had a few hours there the one time we got there. Love to you, Pinky

Annesphamily said...

As always your photos are lovely! Such a beautiful group of friends enjoying the sights! You are such a bright shining light here in the blog world! I miss visiting with you.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I was wondering where you where! Yep, having fun!