Ravenel Bridge
There are few cities that we love more than Charleston, SC. We took a family trip (Mom, Dad, Will, Will, Aunt Nancy, Uncle Tommy, Cousin Sidney) last weekend to Wild Dunes so that we could get the best of the beach and Charleston, and we had an absolute blast!
Charleston Park
Baby Will had a wonderful time strolling around downtown and doing a little shopping, and, thankfully, loved the beach! We have taken him to the beach a bunch, but it has always been too cold and windy to actually go on the beach. We were holding our breaths because it would be a bit of a problem if he didn’t love it. But he thought it was the coolest thing ever! He laughed and laughed, ate a couple handfuls of sand (I pushed aside the report I recently read about E.Coli levels in sand) and then passed right out for a little salt-air nap. 
The incredible architecture on The Battery is certainly one of the most defining things about Charleston. Just to walk around and let your jaw drop a little at the amazing homes is worth the trip.
The Battery
After Will and I went a couple of years ago I spent months trying to train the ivy on our front steps in New Bern to grow like it does on so many of the homes in Charleston. It kind of worked. Double front porches are one of life’s best things. Don’t you think?

 Charleston Homes

Here’s a little Charleston fun fact if you’ve never been: The homes on the Battery are very narrow on the street side and then go WAAAAAY back. That’s because, when they were built, you were taxed on how many feet you took up on the street. Pretty sneaky, huh?
The Historic Market
It’s a little touristy, sure, but the Historic Market really is pretty. And to watch those baskets being woven is a marvel.
Wild Dunes Home
Here’s a fabulous home in Wild Dunes. The one we stayed in was super charming but not quite on this scale! We’re always trying to find a place that can comfortably house our entire family of 20. We think this one would do the trick!

Wild Dunes Homes Herlong Architects
You know we love Herlong Architects. This is one of their homes in Wild Dunes. It’s such a pretty area, even if you aren’t ocean front.

Magnolia Gardens
Such peaceful, natural beauty. I always want to grab a big handful of that moss to bring home.

Charleston Pier- Waterfront Park
Did you do anything fun this weekend?

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