|Dawn in Charleston Harbor|
Have you experienced a city that seems to emanate a radiance while whispering a certain je ne sais quoi? Charleston has this effect upon me. Warm balmy evenings, rustling leaves with miniature snapping live oak acorns under foot, historic architecture and the mannerly ways of the locals. Charleston exudes a fusion of these and other warm attributes that seem to flourish effortlessly.
|Bluegrass musicians entertaining at the farmers market|
|The Emanuel African Methodist|
While enjoying one of our leisurely meanders through town on a warm, brilliant Saturday afternoon we enjoyed the weekly farmers market in Marion Square. Numerous vendors selling everything from farm fresh vegetables to unusual ceramic ware enjoyed brisk business as townspeople stocked up on provisions. On our return to the Simple Life armed with fresh local tomatoes we passed by the sobering site of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church where on June 17, 2015 nine worshippers were shot dead during services. It was difficult to fathom that on a calm, balmy evening during weekly bible study such a horrendous terror attack overtook this beautiful city only a few month ago. The residents of Charleston are resilient. They want to move on. The church is a constant reminder to the rest of humanity the reality of the world in which we now share.
|Happy hour at Pearlz Oyster Bar|
|Oysters by the dozen at Pearlz|
|Chef Blair preparing Shrimp & Grits|
|Michele, Dan & Daria|
|Elaine & Lawrence with a new friend at the|
Natural History Museum
|Yikes! Check out those teeth|
|Joe and Dr. Jim Carew check out an exhibit|
|A fossilized shrimp specimen|
|Joe managed to catch a couple of dozen live shrimp with a|
cast net off the Charleston docks during our stay in town.
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Location:Charleston, South Carolina