Monday, July 11, 2011

When you're Downtown - Charleston Day 3

On Saturday of our Charleston visit, we decided to tour downtown. I can honestly say this is the prettiest downtown I've ever seen! Upon the suggestion of my good friend Margaret, we stopped by the farmer's market (pictured above). This isn't like Jackson's farmer's market. This place had EVERYTHING. It was more like and food and crafts fair, which was pretty amazing. Here are some pictures from our walk through:

I bought a really interesting photo collage of a row of houses in Charleston from a local photographer. He was super nice, and I decided that would be an appropriate souvenir for me...a photographer. We also stopped by the crepe stand (another suggestion from Margaret). This was my first crepe, and I assure you it will not be my last! OH MY GOODNESS that thing was tasty. I got the baby spinach, tomato, mushrooms and feta crepe.

From there we walked around Charleston, all the way to the river(?) or whatever body of water that was. It was an exhausting day, but I enjoyed every minute of it. What a gorgeous city! I'm so glad Ana, Mallory and I made it downtown during the visit. It was probably my favorite day of the whole trip.

We also went to another market that is apparently meant for tourists. There were tons of t-shirt stands and various other souvenir places. It was fun, but not as good as the farmer's market. I did get a delicious cup of mango tea from Caviar and Bananas. It was incredibly refreshing on such a hot day!

Our last stop before heading to find some food was the pineapple fountain. I remember that fountain from the time I went with my other uncle when he lived there. I was in middle school, I think. It's very iconic! After we hung out by the water for a bit, we headed to the Crab House for some food. I got a delicious Mahi Mahi sandwich. YUMMM. The hush puppies they brought out were delicious too, though I think anything would have been delicious to my rumbling stomach.

Well after that we headed back to the house to enjoy a movie and some pizza for dinner. It really was a great day, but I could have done without the insane traffic. I've never had so much trouble finding parking in my life! Luckily having Ana and Mallory there kept my road rage at bay... for the most part :)


alicia said...

what a beautiful farmer's market! <3

cb said...

wow what a great farmers market! i love those hanging orbs...are they gourds or sometime of sea shell? and those wooden earrings look awesome! what a great trip!


Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

Love all of these! What a beautiful place. x hivenn

Anonymous said...

Insanely jealous at this point, but so so glad you enjoyed your time downtown. You could spend an entire week on the peninsula and never see it all, so I suggest you come back sometime when I'm in town :)