Photographs: Charleston, Folly Beach Vacation
We vacationed in Charleston recently, and I finally had time to finish culling and editing the images from our vacation, our fourth vacation with our sweet, Victory! You can view a snapshot of our vacation here. (You can also view our vacation last year with Victory to Lake Michigan here; you can view our vacation from two years ago with Victory to Quebec City here; and you can view our vacation three years ago with Victory to Montreal, Quebec here.)
We rented a house for a week and a half in Charleston, really close to Folly Beach while being not too far from downtown Charleston. We were fortunate that we had nice weather. We all loved the beach. We spent a lot of time resting and relaxing there. We went to downtown Charleston several times and there was no shortage of good restaurants! We even were able to bring Victory to a few dinners and enjoyed Jeni’s ice cream for the first time! We also went to Boone Hall Plantation.
On our way to Charleston, we stopped in the triangle area in North Carolina for a few days (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill). Doug wanted to visit Duke’s campus, and, while there, we even made a stop at the Canine Cognition Center! It was interesting to see the lab first hand. Victory did not make it too far walking around the campus, so we used the Ergo, which she loves. While in Chapel Hill, since Doug loves bourbon, we went to the TOPO Distillery. Victory was even welcome, so it worked out well. While in Raleigh, we found a really good restaurant, the Tupelo Honey Cafe! It was the best brunch and fried chicken that we have ever eaten, and we plan to go again to the Northern Virginia location!
Most of all, we are grateful for our time away together. We enjoyed spending time together; getting away; having a change of scenery; and having days where we had no plans and were able to take each day as it came. Even after a really long drive home, due to horrific traffic, Victory, of course, spotted her exit to her house, and she loved coming home, like always!
Below are a few images from our recent vacation, including an short iPhone video of Doug and Victory!