Sunday, October 17, 2010

Southern Road Trip: Charleston, Sorth Carolina Part 1


 Our first proper stop, on our road trip beginning in Woodbridge, VA, not counting the overnight (and scary) sleep in the car at a truck stop, was Charleston, SC. I had always wanted to visit Charleston since my first glimpse of it in The Notebook. Although the city did not look like it did in the film, which saddened me a little, it was still easily one of the prettiest places I have ever been to.


On the first day we got there later than we expected. After an impromptu stop at 'South Of The Border', a cheesy Mexican themed tourist attraction in the middle of nowhere it was so humid and hot in Charleston, that we opted out of going to see plantations, for a wander around the city. I know I'm crazy for wearing tights. I wore them throughout most of the trip, as they hide my unsightly mosquito bites. My super pale skin, combined with the reactions and scars I get from them, looked ever so slightly terrible. They just couldn't get enough of me! 

I wish I knew more about the history of the places as we saw, I really was clueless when it came to attractions. It was lovely though walking around, not having somewhere we had to be and just taking it all in. I had never seen such beautiful historic homes. Towering grand buildings with columns, huge wrought iron gates and courtyards  I didn't even think places like this still existed! It is even more amazing to me, as New Zealand doesn't have anything on this kind of scale!



Dress: Thrifted - Asheville, NC
Hat: Vintage Store -Christchurch, New Zealand
Bag: Thrifted, Rangiora, New Zealand
Brogues: Thrifted -Asheville, NC

Later, we didn't realize at first, but the historic part of Charleston is right next to the ocean, we took a evening stroll along the boardwalk talking about doing a ghost tour that night, but we didn't know which one to pick. I'm so incredibly indecisive (sorry Caleb), that before we knew it, time crept past us and it was late and it was time to go to the camp site, for much needed rest!

11 comments:

  1. Seems like such a beautiful town!
    I love the fact that your dress is unhemmed, looks great.

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  2. Thankyou! I really like your blog too

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  3. Oo wow, this sounds like a dream trip of mine! I want to travel to the US so bad.

    And thank you for your sweet blog comment! I wish we had Target here too!

    X

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  4. These photos are gorgeous! Your outfit is the perfect 'tourist'-- comfortable yet chic and unique! The hat and the tights really make it for me.

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  5. AW! Thanks for the comment! Your blog is really cute!!! :)

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  6. So glad you are blogging about your adventures! I was hoping you would x Laurel

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  7. I LOVE Charleston - it's so pretty! I didn't know that The Notebook was filmed around there, hmm.

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  8. love your dress and i can't wait to visit the America at Christmas and begin my road trip. You visited some lovely towns/ states.

    http://www.byebyebirdie-clare.blogspot.com/

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  9. You look so pretty with your dresses =)

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  10. I just started reading your blog and I love your style! I'm from Charleston and you definitely have to look for the specific spots where they filmed the movie. They aren't all downtown. At least you got to Cypress Gardens.

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  11. so cool that you made it to charleston! and i know what you mean about the mosquitos. they're awful. it's nice to see the city from someone else's perspective, because i usually take living there for granted and at times finding myself hating it there. (i much prefer savannah!) anyway, lovely blog you have here, too. <3

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