After leaving Bottany Bay, we headed to the final destination on our Frienaversary trip, a place neither of us had visited before: Charleston, South Carolina.The excitement level going over this cable bridge was ridiculous. We crossed it twice because we were lost, and it was completely awesome both times. The first place we hit up Friday morning was the Charleston City Market. This place was recommended in every guide book, blog, and website I visited during our trip planning. To be completely honest, it was a bit of a let down. The idea was cool, but it was straight up tourist with very little local flair. When we were telling our Air BnB hostess about it later that day, she recommended going to the night market instead next time. She said that was when the local artisans sold more of their goods. After we finished up at the market, we walked around the surrounding area a bit, lots of kitschy little shops. Still pretty touristy, but a lot closer to the Charleston we’d wanted to see. Our Air BnB hostess was amazing; we had the best time hanging out with her and her adorable pups Mia & Loretta Lynn. This is going to sound really strange, but one of my favorite parts about her home was the outdoor shower. It was absolutely wonderful, and I really want one of my own now. Her backyard also had a cute seating area and a fire pit. There has already been some discussion about staying here again in cooler months so we can take advantage of the backyard. For our first ever pedicab ride, we hit the jackpot with our driver Lee. He was super sweet and very helpful when we told him that we only had a vague idea of where we needed to end up. He recommended some things for us to check out, and we were quite sad when we had to say goodbye. The evening found us wandering past the shops and bustle around King Street and into the majestic solitude of the Charleston College campus. Everything was pretty empty since it was summer, but it was lovely walking down the streets and marveling at the architecture. All too soon it was time for us to head back to Tallahassee. We had so much fun, but there were so many more things we wanted to do. Looks like we’ll just have to go back next year.
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