I don't have grandchildren so I am out of the minion loop but apparently they are most beloved characters and everyone wanted their picture taken with the happy gang. It was a fun day. Happy halloween!
|Ms. M & M, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Charleston, SC|
|Happy Halloween, Summerville, SC|
|History tour of the Governor Thomas Bennett House, Charleston, SC|
The Governor Thomas Bennett House, circa 1825, is one of the most magnificent homes in Charleston, South Carolina. The home is of tremendous architectural importance, with exceptional ornamentation plasterwork. Of particular note is the free-flying staircase, which is only one of two in the entire city. The house has been handsomely restored, providing an elegant backdrop to events and parties. The gracious interior of the house is extended and enhanced by a spacious piazza overlooking the garden. The garden is one of the most beautiful traditional gardens in Charleston. With a large brick courtyard and fountain, it is the perfect setting for distinctive and elegant functions.
|Of course we asked about ghosts - and then I found one!|
|Cypress Methodist Campground, Ridgeville, SC|
Cypress Methodist Camp Ground is one of only a few campgrounds in South Carolina which, up until the time of its nomination, continues to host annual week-long camp meetings—a vestige of the Great Awakening in American religious life in the nineteenth century. Cypress is significant for its association with Francis Asbury, pioneer of American Methodism, and for its long, uninterrupted use as a site of revivalism for almost 200 years. The campground is in the general shape of a rectangle of 34 tents, or cabins, made of rough-hewn lumber. These cabins, rectangular shaped, are generally 1½ stories and contain earthen floors. The typical floor plan features a hall extending the length of the cabin with as many as three rooms on the opposite side. The second story is accessible by a small stairway or ladder. In the center of the rectangle is the tabernacle, an open-sided wooden structure that is the focal point of these revival meetings. Serving crowds too large for church buildings or homes, the campground responded to both religious and social needs. The tents allowed people to stay overnight, and the campground term remained even though tents were gradually replaced by the current rough-hewn cabins. Cypress Camp Ground was functional as early as 1794, and an adjacent cemetery contains graves from the early 1800s. Listed in the National Register April 26, 1978.We wandered the property where everyone seemed to be enjoying family reunion events and preparing for dinner. Packs of children ran free and volleyball and bean bag toss games were in progress.
|Celebrate 40 years!|
Post & Courier: Everyone is welcome to show their appreciation for Charleston Mayor Joe Riley’s 40 years of service at a celebration in early October.The free event, called “Thanks Joe!,” will be held Oct. 4. It will begin with a family fun gathering from 3 to 7 p.m. at Brittlebank Park and end with a celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, which will include music, video tributes and fireworks.The event was spearheaded by David Rawle, founder of the Rawle Murdy public relations firm, and Charleston lawyer Capers Barr, who are longtime friends of Riley. It is being organized by a team of volunteers and paid for with private funds. The entertainment lineup at Brittlebank Park so far includes the Johnny Delaware Band, the Mt. Zion Choir, bagpipes and color guards, a skit by the Have Nots, the Blue Dog and Friends, Charleston Stage and The High Divers.Events at The Joe include the Emanuel AME Church choir, Edwin McCain, the SOA Jazz Band, Dance Lab and Battery Music.Reach Diane Knich at (843) 937-5491 or on Twitter @dianeknich.More info at. Thanks Joe
|Marion Square, Charleston, SC|
|Pineapple gate shadow, Charleston, SC|
|East Bay Hardware, 18 Society St., Charleston, SC|
I was walking past and saw a sign beckoning me to check out their baby chicks....it pulled me in like a chick magnet. The hardware store is located right downtown, and it was my first stop in my exploration of downtown. The chick-a-dees were uber cute in their fluffy chirping yellow glory. Oh, how I wanted to hold one....somehow I restrained...or maybe I restrained because their habitat had a secure top on it and I did not want to get bounced out of True Value. Other than the adorable baby animals, they had other items that really sets them apart from your average hardware...like stone Buddha's for your garden, live orchids and other live plants. It was a nice garden shop combined with a hardware.
I love that the woman there puts the pretty things she loves right out there with the pipe wrenches and WD40. Last time I was there I bought a saw blade, spackle, anchor bolts and an adorable mulit-colored scarf that's perfect for parties. This is a great place. Never die East Bay Hardware. You rock.
So, my Irish friend decided to tell his community that he is an atheist.
One man in the crowd yelled, "Yes, but is it the Catholic God you don't believe in or the Protestant one?"
|Goorin Brothers, King St., Charleston, SC|
|Big John's Tavern, East Bay St., Charleston, SC|
|Charleston over the Ashley River, SC|
|Hyatt House & Hyatt Place, King St., Charleston, SC|
|St. Lawrence Cemetery, Charleston, SC|
|Charleston Station, North Charleston, SC|
|Avondale 5K, Charleston, SC|