Monday, August 24, 2009

Charleston, South Carolina

Recently, I got to spend an entire week with my daughter, K.S. and my sweet grandson, Pumpkin, in Florida. Included in that vacation, was a road trip to Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is a beautiful city, steeped in history. Downtown Charleston is a step back in time....cobblestone streets, quaint shops, historic hotels. We had a wonderful time roaming the city on foot. One thing, however, was puzzling, and if I am going to be honest, somewhat annoying: we had difficulty finding shops that were actually open. Regardless of the time of day or the hours that were posted, it was not unusual to find the shop closed, either without explanation, or with a hand-written sign carelessly written on a post-it. There was one shop, however, that was refreshingly candid: