Inger and Jeff Latreille
Those Stunning Charleston Homes
~Monday, March 15, 2021~
Windy morning and time to bring in the awnings. The clouds have definitely increased since we’ve been here with rain forecasted for tomorrow, a 6-hour travel day for us. Today is our final day in Charleston 😢so to see as much as possible, we’ll be leaving Sadie at the trailer for the afternoon after a good nice dog run, then taking the bikes for a spin through the old historical section of town. With all of the walking we did the other day, we thought the best way to see the city in the short time we had, was by bike. The Fort Sumter boat tour was also on the list, but the weather just wasn’t conducive to that idea, at least for today.
On the way to downtown, it was quite something to see the odometer turn over 30,000 miles (20,000 towing miles). I didn’t know whether to cheer or cry as that is a heck of a lot of miles we’ve put on our baby, since purchasing it only a year ago. Hank has really taken us to some amazing places, while pulling our “home” on wheels these past 9 months. And we still have a long way to go!
What a great way to cap off our time here in Charleston….a scenic bike ride through the charming neighborhoods south of Broad Street.
South of Broad is the most prestigious, sought after neighborhood in all of Charleston, with homes ranging in price anywhere from $1 million to $10 million. It was quite the hoot to get a closer look, even if the idea of owning one of these babies would be moving into the space above the garage.
After a few hours of riding around, we went back to the truck to put the bikes back on and drove to King Street to park and walk. What a difference a Monday makes. Being here just a few days ago on Saturday was insanely crowded, especially during COVID times. But with the perfect Spring-like weather and many people vaccinated, everyone’s itching to get out and get back to some normalcy. We heard that one restaurant in the area reported the best sales on Saturday, then they’d had in years. I must say, it’s nice to see the tourist cities gaining their vibrancy again. We were super hungry so stopped at Poogan’s Smoke House for a delicious late lunch/early dinner kind of thing. I had a delicious Cobb salad (minus the bacon) while Jeff chose the pulled pork and a side of potato salad. It’s actually a treat to be eating before dark. And since Carmella’s Dessert Bar came highly recommended, we stopped in for a pecan milkshake (Jeff) and slice of keylime pie (me). Yum! A really unique place with a full bar, specialty sandwiches, coffee bar and artfully presented desserts.
With so much culture, history, fabulous dining, and Southern charm, it won’t be long before we’re back in this incredible city.