Monday, October 27, 2008
Crisp coolness awakens me as Karen and I go for a brisk morning walk. We head to the water and walk along the coast. Winding through streets, we make a keen find. Passing by an open courtyard, we notice that it is an artist gallery open early. The artist invites us to look around, and as I leave the courtyard and enter his gallery, there are three buckets of dirt and a gaping hole in his hardwood floor. He has peeled back the flooring and is digging out under his floor because it was filled in as they extended Charleston’s coastline out. We could see the brick wall of the building under the floor. We also turned the corner and found the painted row houses. It was a great walk. We got back in time to go to a Sunday brunch that was delicious. We walked it off looking at the houses in Charleston, and toured the Calhoun Mansion. A quick rest and a coffee break, then off to more shopping, and boy did we shop! We ended the evening at Fleet Landing Seafood Restaurant. Another great day in charming Charleston!