Here is where we stayed:It's located downtown Charleston on Ashley Street. It's a typical Charleston home with the porch on the side. I've always wondered what they look like on the inside!
We enjoyed touring the beautiful city of Charleston, seeing the carriages:
Seeing the iron fences and gates Charleston is so famous for:
The window boxes:
Shopping King Street:
Shopping the Market on Market Street:
Eating at the wonderful restaurants:
Wish we had taken a picture of the giant biscuits they served! We also had She-Crab Soup, and Shrimp and Grits, a must have when you go to Charleston!Ashleigh, on the left, Alyson, on the right.(Another server insisted on taking a picture with our server with us!)
Another meal at Hominy Grill (below) on Rutledge StreetWe both ordered vegetable plates (with four veggies) and the huge wedge of cornbread was served with it, along with boiled peanuts! We shared the veggies, here's what we had: Fried Cheese Grits Patties, Okra and Tomatoes, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Squash Casserole, Macaroni and Cheese (made with white cheddar and parmesan) Slaw, Crowder Peas and Rice, and Tomato Pudding (which was new to us, and was delicious!) It was all good!
This was the highlight of our trip, and the reason we went a month earlier than her birthday:
We sat on the second levelThe conference was Friday night and Saturday till noon
More excitement was when we were included in a group picture of her blog members and got to see her up close! (This was after the conference ended.)
She is beautiful inside, and out!
If you ever have the opportunity to go to one of Beth Moore's conferences, we highly recommend you go! Or buy her books and/or DVDs, - very inspirational.
It was so nice spending several days with my two daughters! We don't live in the same town and I don't get to see them very often :-(
Oh, I did two photo albums of Alyson's childhood pictures to surprise her with. They enjoyed looking at the pictures and reading the journaling!
We were truly blessed with this trip, everything went so well, the weather was nice, etc. God's Hand was in it all and we thank Him and praise Him for His Goodness!!
Two years ago my two daughters took me to Savannah to celebrate a milestone birthday, it was then that we planned a trip somewhere to celebrate Alyson's special birthday. She chose to go here so we could go to the Beth Moore Conference. I am so thankful to the Lord for having children who want to do this type thing and enjoy Christian activities!! PTL!
More pictures of the house!