I know my posts have been a bit sporadic, but that is my life sometimes in a nut shell. I was counting down the days in July till I had a stretch of 4 days off in a row. I had a little getaway planned to Charleston, South Carolina otherwise known as Lowcountry or the Holy City.
I stayed at the Andrew Pinckney Inn in the historic part of Charleston. It was a great location just a block from the city market and walking distance to all the great restaurants in the city. I hit the streets running with a list of things I wanted to see and do in my short time there. Shopping on King Street! Seeing the famous Rainbow Row homes! Eating lots of delicious southern cuisine. My favorite meal came from Husk (make sure you have reservations)! The menu changes everyday and for dinner I had the catfish with Carolina gold rice with okra and tomatoes. Out of this world delicious! Ofcourse I had dessert, a very southern dish called chess pie.
Now I had to decide if I was going to visit one of the typical tourist plantations. No! I decided to go see the Charleston Tea Plantation, the only tea plantation in North America.
The tea plantation is about a 25 minute drive from downtown Charleston, but well worth it. I also was about to stop at the Angel Oak, the oldest Oak tree in North America. It’s massive and beautiful. There’s only one option for a location to eat and that’s Stono’s Market and it will not disappoint. My last stop before leaving the island was Firefly Distillery. This is where the Firefly Sweet Tea vodka comes from. It’s dangerously good (don’t worry I had a dd).
My last full day in Charleston I decided to try out paddle boarding. To my luck I was the only person booked to the morning tour with Charleston Paddler. I had a great time exploring Shem Creek and even saw some dolphins up close. After my time in the creek I headed over to Sullivan’s Island to check out the beach which was very beautiful, but I did not get to spend much time there because I had a brewery tour booked with Brews Cruise. Awesome to have a cold one on a hot day! I highly recommend checking out this tour!
So you are probably all wondering how Munich ties into South Carolina. Well, I finally get back to Philadelphia and I’m hoping I’m not going to work the next day, but I was totally wrong. At least scheduling was considerate when they assigned me a trip to Germany. The next day I’m off again on my way to explore Munich. When I arrived Saturday morning it was a perfect 70 degrees. Since I had never been there I went right out to explore because yes this is the city where Oktoberfest is held! I headed right to Marienplatz to see the glockenspiel.
With around 30 hours in the city I saw as much as I could until the time change really started to effect me! I returned home on Sunday only to be called out again Monday morning. This evening I’m writing you from my hotel room in Atlanta, Georgia. Just another day in the life. Until my next crazy adventure, take care.