Charleston, South Carolina

We started our 2-week trip to Dixie on Christmas day, 2010, with a visit to friends in Alexandria, Virginia, followed by a quick stop to see Serafin’s sister and niece in Richmond. From there we moved on (by train) to Charleston, South Carolina. We only stayed 2 nights, but had a pleasant time exploring the historic district and The Charleston Museum (whose mission is “to preserve and interpret the cultural and natural history of Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry”). We also had an excellent dinner at 82 Queen Restaurant, and we can recommend the 1837 Bed and Breakfast. Here are some street shots of the lovely old city, which was largely destroyed during the Civil War and later rebuilt.