Charleston, SC – Friday & Saturday

Friday morning Irv mentioned that maybe we should go to Charleston for the weekend. I spent the remainder of the morning googling what to do in Charleston with kids, came up with a plan, made phone calls, and found a hotel. We were all packed up and departed 5 PM.

We stopped at Chick-fil-A on the way of our 2 Hour Dr. We were ecstatic to discover that Ving could eat a meal at Chick-fil-A! This was the first meal he has ever ate in entirety at a fast food restaurant. He was psyched. We will be going there many more times now for the remainder of our winter escape.

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All nine of us snuggled into a small suite, with two double beds and a pullout. Some people preferred the chair. We stayed in the historic district of downtown Charleston, so that was fun to be able to go to the market, carriage rides, and walk around.

Saturday morning we ate our frosted flakes and goodies we had brought along, and headed out for our carriage ride tour. we had a private tour an hour narration which was awesome.

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We toured the market briefly, and then headed out to the Magnolia plantation for the remainder of the day.

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It was Valentine’s Day, and I think we were the only people there with children walking through the gardens romantically. They had 10 stops of chocolates for the romantic walk, and all nine of us enjoyed that! I love the beautiful white bridge, and the hundreds years old oak trees with the hanging Spanish moss.

We went on two tours while there, and explored the slave Area homes, and took a tram through the Audoban swamp and observed alligators.

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We were all exhausted at the end of the day. All the children went to the petting zoo while Irv and I finalized the tour of the plantation home. It was our Valentines date. We headed back to the hotel, all crashed and rested, and ordered pizza. Irv did take some out on a late night stroll for ice cream in the city.

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