Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Over Labor Day Weekend, Worker Man and I went to Charleston with our friends, Daniel and Ashely.  We had never been so we took off for the long weekend.

Because I took a bunch of pictures and had a hard time narrowing it down, I just made a bunch of collages.  Here they are:

We ate lots of food and did lots of sight-seeing.  It was a gorgeous place.
{Top Two Left}:  We saw some million dollar homes for sale and of course rode by Rainbow Row.
{Second Left}:  We took a carriage tour which I would highly recommend.  It was fun and informative.  But a little smelly.
{Top Two Right}:   Beautiful palm trees lined some of the roads and of course there were beautiful sunsets!
{Third Down Left}:  There was a power pole covered in gum.  Gross.  But I liked taking pictures of it.  Yes, plural.  I have multiple pictures of this pole. Weird, I know.
{Bottom Middle}:  We ate at Hymans which was delicious.  But even better than the food was the long-sleeve t-shirt I bought from there.  I'm obsessed with long-sleeve t-shirts.  They're my favorite.  Seriously.  Especially if it's just the right weather for long-sleeve t-shirts and shorts.  Like YAY!
{Bottom Right} :  My favorite.  A 1500 year old tree.  It was amazing.

Some pictures of all of us.  I am normally terrible at taking lots of pictures of the people I'm with.  I take more pictures of all the random stuff than the people.  So I tried harder on this trip.  I did end up with a few.

Saturday night on the way to supper the sun was setting and it was beautiful.  I asked Worker Man to pull over.  So he whipped it in at the first available spot and we all set up, right at sunset for a little mini-photoshoot.  For some reason, I just love these pictures.

Worker Man has an obsession with aquariums.  I'm not sure why but he just loves them.  And begs, like a little kid, to go to any aquarium we come across.  So, we decided we couldn't pass up on the South Carolina Aquarium.  While he oohs and ahhs over all the animals I walk around and take lots of pictures.  It's a pretty good trade off if you ask me.  Minus the ridiculous admission fee at aquariums.

One of my favorite things to photograph at aquariums is jellyfish.  I just love them.  All their motion and the way they look all glowy.  They're so cool.  Until your stung by one.  Which hurts.  Really bad.  Believe me.  But, when they're behind inches of glass, they look all fun and pretty.

And I couldn't leave out Worker Man.  And all his excitement.
Seriously, he's like a kid in a candy store.
It's way fun.

And then my favorite part of the weekend.

We went to see this 1500 year old tree around 5:00 on Sunday night.  We got there at 5:05 and it was closed.  [Who would have thought a tree could be closed?]  But, there are fences.  With barbed-wire.  And no, we don't know that there's barbed-wire because we were considering jumping the fence.  And no, Ashley didn't suggest throwing a blanket over it so we wouldn't get cut.   "Like they do in the movies". 

After much deliberation, we decided to just come back on Monday morning.  And, while we were not contemplating jumping over the fence, we saw picnic tables in there.  So Monday morning we got up and grabbed bagels from Bruggers.  Then headed over to enjoy breakfast in front of the oldest tree this side of the Rockies.

It seriously was the coolest thing.  The limbs were so big that they had grown down to touch the ground and then started growing back up off the ground.  The shade of this thing covers a whole acre.  It was insane.

So we enjoyed a peaceful, quiet breakfast out in front of the Angel Oak Tree. 

Well, except the fifteen times the guard yelled [to the top of her voice from the gift shop - yes, the tree had a gift shop. weird.] at the people climbing and sitting on the tree.

So there's the first update [of many] from one of the trips we've taken.

Hopefully there will be more to come soon!

{p.s.  you can click on the collages to make them bigger}


  1. Cool tree! I would have been enamored with it too! :)

  2. I LOVE Charleston! You saw quite a few things I've never seen before though. I remember taking a trip to LA and seeing huge "Live Oak" trees like this one and they are just amazing! I'm glad you guys had a good time (:

  3. Charleston is one of our favorite places! Mike and I went there on our 25th anniversary. We took the carriage ride and stayed in one of the Bed and Breakfast Inns that were on our carriage tour....Number 2 Meeting Street was the name of it. Love Love Charleston! These pictures are great! I love the ones at sunset!