Day Trip on a Day Off

Today, my friends/co-workers, Dianna, Gabby, and Sarah, decided to go to Charleston, South Carolina, since we had the day off for MLK Jr. Day. We left Columbia, SC around 9 am and arrived in Charleston, SC around 11 am. Our first stop was the Charleston City Market. It was really cool! There were lots of different merchants and there was something for everyone. There were many basket vendors, selling baskets that they had weaved themselves from sweetgrass.

After the market, we walked towards the waterfront and headed towards The Battery, which is a wall that was originally a defensive seawall and is now a promenade. Along the way we saw pretty houses and churches, the famous pineapple fountain, the Charleston Harbor, and Rainbow Row! Dianna and Sarah really liked the green house, but Gabby and I thought the purple one was cool because it was so vibrant!

Finally, we arrived at The Battery and walked along the wall and the park. The cannons were really cool to see! They were a lot bigger than I thought they were going to be!

We then headed back to the car and drove over the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge to go over to Mount Pleasant to meet Sarah’s friend for lunch. We went to a place called Tavern and Table, which was right off of the Shem Creek. I had a really good pulled pork sandwich! We then headed back downtown to do some shopping along King Street and walk around the College of Charleston.

Around 4 pm, we decided to head back because we all still had some homework to finish up. We got back to Columbia around 6 pm. Overall, it was a really great day trip! I’m glad that we got to do some more tourist-y things (like the Pineapple Fountain and Rainbow Row) because when I went with HESA, we mainly went to the beach and the College of Charleston. Plus, it’s always good to have great company!! Until next time, Charleston!

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