charleston {personal}

It's so different when you travel anywhere with kids. Vacation is more appropriately named "trip" as it really isn't a vacation for the parents. We loved taking our boys to see new sites, splash in the ocean, eat out and sleep in a fancy hotel, but it was a lot of work too. And that's okay. 
We made some wonderful memories and relished the coastal life during our short three day stay. We LOVE the ocean. We love the coastal way of life next to the ocean, and if it were up to us we'd have a home right by the ocean. God is good though and knows what is best for us and we feel blessed to have been able to make this short trip. It was our youngest boy's first time at the ocean and our oldest's second. To say they loved the water is an understatement. I think they could've happily spent the entire trip at the ocean (or in it for that matter).
We were able to walk around Charleston and visit some fabulous places, as well as eat some delicious food. One of our favorite things about traveling is the food. Charleston has so many great places to eat, if only we could've stayed another month to try them all! We will visit again one day for sure! A few things that were interesting about this town; it seems to be a bike town and we saw a lot of Schwinn bikes everywhere. There were so many different styles and so many different colors, it was something to see. It's a college town so there's a good mix of older retired people with young college kids. It's a town of love (we actually did see a proposal the first evening we were there—and Jonah totally called that one before it happened) as there is so much beauty there on the water. 

Finally on our last day we took time to go tour the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier. Let me say that if you have a three year old, this is the best place for them to visit! A great big boat plus airplanes? It's a win all around. Our boys loved it, we had a blast and we hope to make it back to the ocean sooner rather than later. 

 

 

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