The first thing we did when we arrived to Charleston on Sunday was a sailing trip on The Schooner Pride. It was such a perfect way to kick off our little vacation! The weather was absolutely perfect that day... 80 degrees of sunshine and blue skies. There were so many playful dolphins too! They were a bit too quick and spontaneous for a picture but we have a bit of video footage of them and their cuteness. Once we docked we went back to the apartment, ordered takeout, and chilled on the couch... the drive from Wisconsin had officially taken a toll and we were ready to recharge. After all, we still had two full days of exploring ahead of us.
On our last full day in Charleston we decided to drive out 15 minutes to the Boone Hall Plantation. This late 1600s plantation is the very same one that inspired many of Gone with the Wind's scenes/sets and where The Notebook was filmed (AKA Allie's house). The drive in through the "Avenue of Oaks" (the nearly one-mile rows of oak trees originally planted in 1743) is absolutely stunning and so whimsical. After taking it all in it was decided that our future home must have big oak trees with Spanish moss on them.