Hello my friends, want to go travelling the Southern US again? I left you all staring at the sunrise on Tybee island. Well I guess the sun is up and it is time to go do some sightseeing again.
Our next stop was Charleston, South Carolina. What a lovely town that is! The historical homes rocked my boat. I mean talk about dream homes.
They old had so many architectural details. The columns, the balconies, the shutters flanking paneled windows, big beautiful stairways leading up to some pretty impressive front doors…..
The palm trees out front, the porches, the little rooftop lookouts, big chimneys going up at the side of the house….
Luscious greens all around, overflowing hanging baskets, bay windows, wood planked exteriors ….
And all with a whiff of times gone by, of women in crinolines, horse-drawn carriages, and men on white horses…..
We strolled around for hours we just couldn’t get enough of it. I dreamed many a dream of how it would be like to live in one of those houses. And My Love would just remind me that all that wood needed to be painted….
Ah, he is such a realist….
Charleston had a nice ‘sea’ breeze going on, which isn’t surprising when you look at all the water on the edge of town:
We spent a couple of very nice days visiting Charleston and drinking iced coffee on a park bench.
But then we decided parks weren’t cutting it anymore and that it was time for some real nature. So we went up the mountains.
The Smoky Mountains across the border of North Carolina and Tennessee were our next destination.
We started ‘easy’ hiking up Chimney rock. I guess I don’t have to explain that name.
The start of the hike were a million steps until that lookout point underneath the flag. And then we hiked up some more to take a picture of the place where we took the pictures….
Pictures like this:
The view was stunning and it made us hungry for more.
So we traveled straight across the Smoky Mountains, over the Newfound Gap.
We got out of the car to hike up to waterfalls…
And to some man-made lookouts ….
That gave us an incredible 360 degrees view.
We hiked to our hearts content and to the point of loud protests from our calves and buttocks, and then it was time to go make our next stop in our travelling the Southern US adventure.
Full circle back to Atlanta.
In Atlanta we shopped, and dined together and visited the Georgia aquarium.
Where there were angry fishes:
And scary fishes….
And happy fishes….
And some very strange fishes…
Oh heck, that is not a fish but someone who is causing a ruckus in the fish tank with his food.
And then I had some business to attend to in Atlanta.
But I’ll tell you all about that in my next episode of “Songbird is travelling the Southeren US” series.
You have yourselves a good day y’all