Emily and I woke up this morning at five in the morning with spider webs covering the tent. The sun didn't rise until 6:30, so it's safe to say packing up was interesting. The drive was beautiful, though.
I got a call from our Airbnb host, Jordan, earlier on Friday letting us know where her keys would be so we could get in the house while she was busy diving (she's so cool)! We got to the cute little yellow home at 9:30 and found ourselves in the most charming house in all of lowcountry.
Once we finished exploring our home for the night, we headed out to King Street to walk, shop, and see Charleston. It was incredibly beautiful and incredibly hot. I'm a big fan of farmer's markets and we ended up running into one on our way down the street. We both needed something to cool us down and found a tent selling blueberry vanilla soda and lemon laurel soda; definitely on the top of the list for best decisions made today.
After exploring and pictures and a lunch that was surprisingly expensive, we headed back to the house for a quick nap. When we woke up, Jordan was just coming in and gave us some advice on where to go for the rest of our day. It was so sweet to have someone who was genuinely interested in making sure we had a great experience during our time here.
She recommended Folly Pier so, after the most delicious meal at Page's Okra Grill (the number one best decision of the day), we headed to the beach to spend our last moment in the waves of the Atlantic ocean for quite some time.
Lessons from Charleston:
You can never wear too much sunscreen
Making time for naps on an adventure is okay
"Life isn't fair" doesn't always have to be negative
It's worth it for the picture
Southern charm outweighs the heat
ever free, ever true, ever kind.