Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rainy Day in Charleston

For several days the weather forecast for Sunday had been 70% chance of rain, so we expected and prepared for it. It was a little cool so we donned an extra layer and set out on foot with our umbrella and jackets. Our hotel, Kings Courtyard Inn, was located in downtown historic Charleston so there were plenty of points of interest to keep us walking! I love the architecture and the variety of colors the buildings are painted, so I snapped away as usual.

Because it was Sunday the time schedules were different, so we did some rearranging of plans. The Charleston Museum wasn't open yet, so we scratched that. Next we went looking for Bell Park. It was quite small!

We passed by several beautiful churches I wouldn't have minded stepping inside.

 As it continued to rain quite steadily, we decided to take the "trolley" bus to the Aquarium. Watching fish is always good for lowering blood pressure... didn' take pictures, just enjoyed seeing the many kinds of fish swimming around. Out front was a frog on a bench...

From the balcony of the Aquarium you could see the aircraft carrier, USS Yorktown, across the bay. The Fort Sumter National Monument was right next door, so we took pictures of the ship in the harbor and of the suspension bridge in the distance.

After we returned from the Aquarium to the historic area, we visited the Nathaniel Russell House which turned out to be quite interesting and the tour guide gave us a good history lesson.

More fun stuff...



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