I’m in love… with a city.
Although we always visit family for Christmas, over Thanksgiving we’ve started a tradition of going on a mini vacation. Usually these vacations revolve around the beach and/or historical cities. This Thanksgiving we went to Charleston, South Carolina.
I’d never been, but always wanted to go. If you have a chance to visit the city, take it! I’d absolutely move there, if even the smallest of homes in the historical district didn’t cost a million dollars. Perhaps someday… after I hit the N.Y. Times Best Seller list, make a few movie deals, sell my kidney and win the lottery. But for now, I’ll have to do with visits.
Why do I love it so? It has a wonderful historical district with amazing row homes from the 1600s, another section sports huge Victorian homes. There are quaint cobbled streets, plenty of shops, lots of restaurants. There are also lots of beautiful churches with creepy, old cool cemeteries. Pretty much everything I love Sunday mornings are a perfect time to walk the city and take pictures. Not only are there few tourists out and about, but hearing the church bells ringing is purely magical.
Charleston has a free trolley system, perfect for getting around the town. If you go, I suggest hopping on the Green Trolley line. This will take you around some historical areas and most of the shopping district so you can get a feel for the area. It also has a drop off at the docks where where you may see dolphins and cruise ships in the bay.
If you have a car, there are also plenty of islands within 10-20 mins of downtown Charleston. And did I mention cool, old plantation homes not far from town? So much to see and do! I can’t wait to return. For now I’ll have to do with sharing a few pictures with you.
As a late holiday treat, I’m giving away two Ecopies of my soon to be released contemporary paranormal, The Demon Hunter, which will be out in a couple weeks. Just leave your name and email addy!
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!