My dears, last week we got back from my 29th birthday weekend trip in Charleston, SC. We got to visit Boone Hall Plantation, downtown Charleston, the Edmondston-Alston House and Middleton Place. It was a nice weekend away.
Boone Hall Plantation is where they filmed scenes for the movie The Notebook among others. It's also where Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively got married.
There were magnolia's everywhere.
Strawberry fields, and other pick your own all around the 700 acres at Boone Hall Plantation.
This cabin is where Halle Berry filmed the series Queen.
Lunch at the Fish House which overlooks the Charleston Harbor and the USS Yorktown. Some of Cory's paternal ancestors arrived to the US at Charleston Harbor.
The Charleston Bridge.
Then we walked around Charleston.
The Pineapple Fountain in Charleston. I read that pineapples are a symbol of Southern Hospitality and are all around the city.
Charleston has flower baskets everywhere.
We went on an afternoon tour of the Edmondston-Alston House. This is the porch (no photos were allowed inside).
Cory on The Battery overlooking Charleston Harbor.
It was very hot, so we went for a walk along the beach at Sullivan's Island to cool off.
Our B&B was right next to the Boone Hall Plantation and had a beautiful dock, so we sat for awhile until the sun set.
My birthday dinner was at the Belmond Charleston Place Restaurant. It was very fancy and had a live jazz band playing in the background.
The next day we went to Middleton Place.
After visiting with swans, we travelled back home and spent the afternoon relaxing in the garden and dipping in the pool. It was a nice break away, even if it was just for a weekend.