First, I want to express my heartfelt concern for all those dealing with difficult winter weather this season. We feel very blessed to be living in Charleston and enjoying balmy Thanksgiving weather in November. As I sit on my screened porch with my laptop, I feel compelled to share a little of our wonderful Charleston Thanksgiving.
We have friends with a large extended family that come down to their second home on Daniel Island every year. This year they had 24 family members and they invited us to join them. They fill their home, guest cottages at the Daniel Island Club and a VRBO home on Daniel Island. It is fun to catch up with them over Thanksgiving dinner. Family members are filled with excitement about their adventures during the week. Some enjoy fishing with a guide on the many waterways and beautiful marsh lined creeks in the area. Others adventure downtown to Historic Charleston and enjoy walking cobblestone streets studying southern architecture and then shopping on King Street. A few went horseback riding at beautiful Middleton Place Plantation. Some seek pure relaxation and enjoy lounging around the pool of the host's magnificent home. Of course, the white sand beaches are a hit too.
Every night they go as a group to another great Charleston restaurant. This year they dined at the Daniel Island Club, Coda Del Fresce oceanfront on Isle Of Palms and The Grocery restaurant downtown.
Our conscious was clear about overeating since we ran in the Gobble Wobble race Thanksgiving morning through the streets of Historic Charleston (honestly, I was a little better at the Gobble part than the run). The coffee shop at the new Belmont Hotel was a hit too. Oh and they discovered Callie's Biscuits for a true taste of the south.
Every year it is a new adventure for our friends. Soon we hope they will be living here full time. Charleston's Magic works on second homeowners here. It seems like they all end up giving up the north and accepting the warmth of the balmy breezes here.