On Saturday morning, we went to the Farmer’s Market with Katy, Shane & Jaxon. Despite the cool temperatures, Charleston was bustling with lots of people.
It was a nice morning for walking around outside, and Jaxon stayed entertained by his cousins,
and his Uncle Tom,
and his stroller.
There were still some booths with fresh vegetables, and some with jewelry and other art, and some cooking food.
Tom filled up on free samples, but Nick decided that he wanted to try crepes. He had his with bananas and peanut butter. He said it was pretty good, but would probably try something fruitier next time.
From the Farmer’s Market, we walked through the upscale shopping areas and over to The Market.
We walked through all the booths,
where we saw lots of South Carolina items – food, sweetgrass baskets, T-shirts, jewelry – and a variety of other things that we didn’t need, including hats . . .
(Bryce is looking pretty dapper, isn’t he??!!)
and puppets . . .
Bryce kept Jaxon entertained with a game of “Peek-a-Boo” while we shopped.
Back out on the street, we saw lots of carriage tours – some pulled by donkeys, and some pulled by horses.
From there, we stopped in a tea & spice shop, where everybody enjoyed smelling all the different scents . . . even Jaxon!
I finally made a purchase – some teas, and dipping spices for bread, all of which smelled really good!
With our shopping complete, Katy & Shane went home to put Jaxon down for a nap, and we continued to explore Charleston. We drove down to the Battery and found a place to park. The Battery is a park at the tip of the peninsula, where there are cannons,
among some very old, large trees.
There were lots of sailboats on the water,
and we could just barely see Ft. Sumter through the fog.
We’ll take the boys out to the Fort one day next week when the weather improves.
We walked through several of the residential streets, admiring the beautiful old houses with their balconies,
and courtyard gardens.
We made our way back to the Battery, being careful not to trip on the uneven pavement . . . lol!
The kids had their fill of old houses, so we got back to the car and headed out of town. On the way out, we travelled over the B-I-G bridge,
and were amazed to see that it included a pedestrian/bike lane. I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to walk or ride a bike over a bridge as tall and as long as this one!
Safely to the opposite side, we arrived in Mt. Pleasant, where we found a Firehouse Sub Shop and stopped for a late lunch before returning to the RV. The subs were really good, and Bryce especially liked the custom Coke machine! He wants to get one for the RV . . . yeah, right!
It was a nice day, and we enjoyed our tour of downtown Charleston!