Charming Charleston (part 1)

Note to self: no matter how many times you get them confused, Charleston and Charlotte are NOT the same. One is in South Carolina and the other is in North Carolina, DUH. And the fact that they share 75% of the same letters is no excuse either. Just what kind of a moron are you, anyway?

(Answer: The kind who also mixed up baking soda and baking powder once, with the result of rock hard cookies, and who also didn’t know there was a difference between whole wheat and whole grain.)

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16 Comments

  1. I want one of those bikes!

    When completely different names manage to become so similar I start to think the alphabet needs more than 26 letters.

  2. Oh, and I always manage to mix up Tasmania and Tanzania. One of my friends was going on a work program to Tasmania and I was like “oh cool, I’ve always wanted to go on one of those missions to Africa.” Then everyone looked at me like I was a completely uncultured moron, and well, maybe I am. But they’re so similar!

  3. I like how you began this post with “not to self.”

    Also, Charleston looks gorgeous, but I think I’ll probably go to the Outer Banks of North Carolina first.

  4. Haha what IS the difference between whole grain and whole wheat? Looks like you’re having a fun trip. Also, just an after note on your previous post: You have an adorable dog!

  5. Isn’t Charleston BEAUTIFUL? I spent a couple days there in 2009 as part of a road trip and just fell in love. There’s such a quaintness to it, kind of like it has its own little world :)

  6. Mandy-
    Aren’t they adorable? And hey, I think Tasmania/Tanzania is a perfectly legit mixup!

    Sonje-
    DOH, thanks for catching that. NC was lovely too. Not sure which I liked better, since I didn’t really do city in NC, and didn’t really do beaches in SC.

    Laura-
    I STILL have no idea…

    Shari-
    Yes! I really liked that about it too. It was like Savannah, but more practical.

  7. Oh, man, I LOVE the Carolinas! But I haven’t been to Charleston yet. It’s on my list. Looks gorgeous!

  8. Ingrid

    I, too, have no idea what the difference between whole grain and whole wheat is, lol… but the pix are gorgeous! The very first time I went to Charleston, I fell in love. First, with my boyfriend (now my hubby), who had taken me there on a college road-trip, and then with the city itself. I remember taking a photo of this charming apartment, where I imagined living someday and writing books!

  9. Love the second photo. The shapes and balance are cool especially with the building that is centered at the very end.

  10. Sherrie-
    I think you’d like it. :)

    Ingrid-
    Glad I’m not the only one! And aww, I love that little anecdote. I can totally picture you in Charleston. And I think it’s a closer drive than Colorado… ;)

    Joelle-
    Thanks!

  11. I wish I’d known you were going there. My brother lives there and owns a Great Harvest bakery. I don’t suppose you went to Great Harvest while you were there? I have no idea what street it’s on because I haven’t been to visit him since it opened. It’s a cute town, though. I’ve been just once. And your pictures are great!

  12. Aww, no, we didn’t happen to see it. That’s so cool though!

  13. It looks so peaceful there, the kind of place I’d enjoy visiting!

  14. Amazing photos. My favorite is the windswept beach with the plant in the foreground.

  15. Jon

    Great photos of Charleston. Believe it or not, haven’t been yet!

    By the way, that has to be the most fantastic photo of the Cincinnati skyline I’ve seen. Much more impressive than Toledo, that’s for sure!

  16. Jon-
    Haha, thanks! I’m not familiar with the T-town skyline, but I’m impressed that you recognized Cincy. :)

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