As I sit and write this post, I’m sad about the thought of leaving an absolutely beautiful city (that I unfortunately did NOT get to tour too much of), but am so excited to be returning home to JP and the hounds…beyond belief excited! I miss my family so much!
If you haven’t been reading much of my blog lately (it’s OK, I haven’t had much of a chance to post), I’ve been in Charleston, SC, for a conference since Thursday. A lot of people think that when I attend a conference (or travel anywhere for work, for that matter), that I get to spend a lot of time exploring the area I’m in, and that’s not the case. Most of the time, the conference I’ve attended started at 8 a.m. (and 7 a.m. on Saturday!), and ended between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (again with the exception of Sunday, which ended around 10:30 at night).
This morning, however, I was able to get a chance to tour part of the city with local girl, Abby at Back at Square Zero.
She took me down King Street, where my hotel was located, out to a really cool man-made pond (of course I can’t remember the name of it!) set in the middle of the city, and down near the ocean and Battery Park. A few pics from our run:
Abby did a fabulous job giving me a tour of part of the city, and educating me on the history of Charleston, as well as pointing out some great places to eat.
Speaking of places to eat…although I didn’t get to go out too much, my co-workers and I grabbed a bite of local cuisine at a couple of fabulous restaurants. On Thursday evening, we went to High Cotton, where I tried the low-country boil, which was absolutely AMAZING! And then on Friday evening, we went to the Peninsula Grille, where I had this:
Banana Panna Cotta. If you ever get the chance to visit Charleston, you MUST go to the Peninsula Grille and get this!
I didn’t do any shopping, but did take a few photos of some drool-worthy items from Tommy Bahama and Louis Vuitton. It was hard enough packing my suitcase after getting a bunch of swag from the conference!
So goodbye, Charleston! It’s been great…but it will be even better when I’m here with my JP next time!
Nice! Last time I was in Charleston, we rented bikes and rode them on Folly Beach, it was really fun.
I have never been to Charleston, but it looks so pretty and quaint. And I love Abby! So glad y’all had a chance to meet up
Awww that’s awesome you and Abby got to run around Charleston together! I like you both. 🙂 I love Charleston too! My dad’s family lives in Florence, SC, so growing up we visited twice a year and went to Charleston at least 1 trip a year!
I’m glad you guys had fun. I really miss running downtown, and running in general… and eating all the yumminess! I’ve never been to any of those restaurants but I do love Kaminsky’s desserts which is on Market Street.
That looks like such a sweet place! I’d love that dessert!!!!
Beautiful run photos! My best friend went to college in Charleston but it’s been ages since I’ve been down there, it’s so cute though and has awesome food 🙂
I did not know there were palm trees in SC. Your conferences sound exhausting! I sometimes get jealous that people get to travel for work but it sounds like you were hard at work most of the time! Glad you are home with the pups I bet they missed you! (OH yeah and JP hehehe)
It was so wonderful to get to see you while you were in town! I had a fabulous time.
It was great to get to see you, too, Abbby! Hopefully I’ll be back down in December to do the Kiawah Marathon!