Sunday, January 28, 2007

A visitor to my hometown

I got this one from DebR

Imagine you’ve made a connection with another blogger who lives in a completely different part of the world than you do. This blogger is about to take a trip and the connection you’ve made is so strong that she is going to make your house one stop on her trip. (Yay!) Unfortunately she can only stay at your place for 24 hours (boo!), but she’d like to see some nearby sights while visiting with you.

Keeping in mind that time is quite limited so you have to stick pretty close to home (although not necessarily right IN your town - just anyplace you could go as a day trip), try looking around you with the eyes of someone who has never seen your area and tell us some things you’d share with…

A Visitor to Your Hometown

1. Your visitor wants to see something historical. Where would you take her and why?

It's hard to go anywhere in Charleston, SC without seeing something historic. I suppose one of our first stops should be at Ft. Sumter - where the Civil War started. (or as they say down here "The War of Northern Aggression")

After that we could take a carriage tour and see some of the beautiful old homes that were standing during the war.

We could just take a walk through the streets of downtown Charleston and see something historic with every step.

2. She wants to see something hysterical…well, mildly amusing anyway. She’d even go for cute, quirky, odd, or unique. Where would you take her and why?

Well, in addition to our elegant downtown, we have the less elegant outskirts when the 21st century hasn't caught up yet. I'd probably take her to the flea market where we would see a large number of mullets.

3. She wants to take some beautiful and/or interesting photos to fill her albums when she gets home. Where would you take her?

Again, it's hard to turn around without seeing something worthy of photographing, but I might take her to Middleton Gardens where the flowers are breathtaking in the spring.

Or maybe we'd go to see Angel Oak - a tree reported to be hundreds of years old.

Or we could go down East Bay Street and see Rainbow Row - a row of homes guessed it...rainbow colors.

4. She’d like to buy a souvenir that will remind her of your area every time she sees it. What would you suggest and where would you go to get it?

I'd have to take her to get a handmade sweetgrass basket. These baskets are hand woven in many different designs. They are not cheap, but are very much a Charleston tradition.

I hope she would enjoy her visit to my hometown. I know I would enjoy showing it to her.


Deb R said...

That looks like a wonderful visit, Corky! Charleston is one of those places I've wanted to visit for years and just haven't quite gotten around to it yet.

Laume said...

I want to see the rainbow houses! I want to see the old tree! I want to see the gardens!