A couple weeks ago, I leaned over to see Wes on Amtrak’s website. ‘We going somewhere?’ I asked. He told me his idea, I thought it sounded brilliant and on Thursday we boarded a train with some friends bound for Charleston, South Carolina.
What a great trip. I was a bit nervous in the days preceding due to Ev and I feeling somewhat rocky. I’m not sure if it was just an answer to prayer or sunshine, exercise and fresh air, but it was just what we needed.
And it greatly exceeded our expectations. The weather was brilliant, everything was much older than I realized, the places to walk were beautiful…a charming place all around. We walked over ten miles in two days. We thought our thighs were going to fall off. Our friends were like, ‘huh? sore? thighs? what? nope.’. I about died. But it was great.
We took a carriage ride through the city, learned a bit of history. Ev chucked a shoe out the side and we walked back a couple blocks and found it in the middle of the road. That was fun treasure hunt. Lovely swinging benches. Lovely parks. A very stroller friendly and dog friendly town. Ev was delighted with all the animals. Her giggle when horses came down the street verged on the hysterical. Here she is mid gasp.
It was a ‘firsts’ trip for us. First time to Charleston. First time to go on a vacation with friends (other than camping). First time to do anything like this with Ev. And we’d do it again in a heartbeat.
Thankful for the time, glorious weather, friends, health and safety.
And thankful to be home. Ev’s been giggling with delight all morning.
And now to attack the disaster zone that is my bedroom.
Hugs and love to you all.