Today we bid adieu to Charleston. In all, we had a fantastic time. The city is amazing, beautiful, delicious. It really has the feel of the colonial era, similar to the feel one gets visiting an old city in the Caribbeans. It was great to be surrounded by so much history and beauty.
I guess you are wondering though just how much we liked Charleston, and where we have decided to live. To be honest, Charleston is great, but it’s not for us. When we arrived, I never got the feeling of “home” I thought I’d get. I did not fall in love with the city in the same way I have fallen in love in the past with Sayulita (Mexico) or Luang Prabang (Laos). We could never afford a beautiful historic house, or to live close to the water. We just don’t have enough money… the whole city fells like money and upper class and it’s just not who we are. Austin for us it is!
Now to get back to today… For lunch we ended up trying Jim & Nick’s on King Street, because it was right there and we felt like BBQ. Well, let me tell you, it was amazing. Don’t tell my Texan family, but I do like South Carolina’s version of BBQ. Gotta love that pork! Yum. And those little cheese biscuits were so good I even ended up buying the mix to make them at home.
After lunch the sun returned, and so did the warmth. We enjoyed the last of our time sitting outside in a park, taking in some rays.
Charleston, we truly enjoyed our visit and hope to see you again in the future! You will not soon be forgotten.