Friday, March 28, 2008

Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton.......

..... so off to Dixieland we go!! This springtime trip is two-fold.

My grandson arrives home next week after 15 months of serving our country in Iraq. He is stationed near Savannah, GA and we are going to visit him and his sweet family.

While we are in the area, we will go to my favorite spot in the entire USA.....Charleston, SC. I love the plantations, the shopping, the gardens, the people, the weather, the history, and the homes in the old town.

Quite by accident, we happened to be there during the Home and Garden Tours, three years ago. We were able to see lots of the old town homes then, but my thirst for them was not completely quenched.

I hope to see about two day's worth this time, also. The tours are arranged by neighborhoods and each day you can tour a different area. There are usually about 10 homes and gardens on the daily tour. You are not allowed to take photos inside as most of these homes are current residences of Charleston families.

If you ever get the chance, go visit Charleston. I know you, too, will have a wonderful time!



Connie said...

Oh, Bertie, they ARE gorgeous!! But I'd hate to have to clean those houses! LOL

shirl said...

Bertie these pics are just beautiful of Charleston! My kind of vacation!!! Have a great time on your vacation. I'm so happy for you getting to be there for your grandson's home coming! Have a safe trip!
Shirls Rose Cottage

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

That is beautiful!!!!

Miss Rhea said...

Oh, Wow, I am definitely going to have to put Charleston on my dream places to visit !! Just gorgeous !! I hope you have a Blessed and wonderful time !! Hug your grandson for me and tell him Thank You from the bottom of my heart. :)

vickie said...

I love Charleston and Savannah. I know you will have a wonderful time. Especially happy to have your grandson back home.

hopetreestudio said...

Oh so pretty love all the photos. Blessing Denise

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Bertie! What a gorgeous place!! I would LOVE to visit there too!! I hope you have the best time!


Stephanie said...

Bertie, hope you have a wonderful trip, & a glorious reunion with your beloved grandson!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What beautiful houses. Hope you have a wonderful reunion with your family.

Anonymous said...

What can I say?! I could move there now!! I have always felt a pull to the South & these Beautiful pic's just "fuel my fire" to move there!!
Sensational ! !

Lori said...

Bertie, Oh what a wonderful trip!! I am so jealous!! Please visit one of their lovely tea rooms for me!!! Lori

celestina marie said...

Oh Bertie, this will be a wonderful spring trip for you and to visit your grandson and family a big plus. Many thank yous to him and I hope you have a special time. Can't wait to see those pics.
La Rea Rose

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Beautiful pictures, Bertie! Enjoy yourself. I got to go to Savannah last year. It was wonderful!


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Bertie! It was so nice to "see" you last night! I am glad you are home safe and hope you had a wonderful time on your trip!

Yes, I have introduced the pink bunny to sweet Butterscotch :) In fact, I wanted to put all my bunnies on the challenge but didnt know if I could. Then I saw lots of stuffed animals and I was bummed, lol!

Love you and miss you,

Secondhandrose said...

Bertie, you talked me into it! Charleston is definately on my wish list. Thanks, Karen

Stephanie said...

Popping in to say hi again! Missed you & can't wait to see more pics!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents