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I was looking things over and decided I would skip the winery for now and include it in another blog next week. It was a nice stop and deserves more than the three sentences I was going to give it in here today. We did go to Folly Beach for a bit on Saturday, but we have beaches here, so I thought I could skip over that too. All I have to say is it was hard to park and it was crowded. I know it was a holiday weekend, so there is a possibility it may not be like that all the time.

We went to the Charleston Crab House for dinner. They did not have call ahead seating, so we waited for quite a bit at the bar and then found out we could wait outside. Since it was just about sunset, we thought we would take some pictures with the restaurant being on the water.

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I am going to skip right to Sunday morning at this point and talk about the Isle of Palms. We started out with brunch at Coconut Joe’s. It was right on the beach. With us being on vacation and having brunch on the water, I had to start with a pina colada while we were waiting for our food to arrive. It was so hot, that by the time brunch was served, I needed another beverage. I went for the Rum Rummer. For brunch we shared a bowl of shrimp and kielbasa with eggs and tater tots covered in a white sauce. I was to busy with the scenery to take a picture of the food. Sorry. It was good though. If you are taking a trip to the Isle of Palms, I would stop by.

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After brunch we took a long walk on the beach and then decided to take a drive around the island. When we were finished with that we asked ourselves was there anything we had not seen in the daylight that we wanted to and we came up with The Citadel. We drove over and were surprised to learn that we could drive and walk around the premises. Here are some of the pictures we took while at The Citadel.

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When we finished with The Citadel, it was time to eat yet again. We had already planned to go back to the French Quarter for dinner and try a place called Poogan’s Porch. This was probably the best stop of the whole weekend. We started with a glass of wine inside while we were waiting a few moments for our table. Our timing was perfect. By the time we sat down the wait list was over ninety minutes. We were lucky enough to sit down by the street and enjoy the beauty of the French Quarter. They were shooting some type of commercial or movie upstairs in the restaurant, so the seating up there was not available. As soon as we ordered, we were greeted with some amazing fresh out of the oven biscuits. I would have asked for more, but our ribs arrived right as we finished the biscuits. We had decided that with all we were eating we should start splitting our meals, so we only ordered one appetizer and one meal. I wished we could have eaten more. Between the delicious ribs and pickles and the shrimp and grits we were full. I could not have asked for a better last dinner there.

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We had man more adventures while in Charleston, but these were probably the highlights. Please check our Instagram and Facebook for some other points of interest while on the trip. It was a great weekend, but I am glad to be home and back to my own beach.

Well, that is all for today. I hope you enjoyed all the wonderful pictures of Charleston and the great food. Since it is Saturday, be sure to check the website for all the great music that is around. When I come back from this trip, I look forward to adding several new venues so we can share more music. Even if you do not go out for music, be sure to get out and have some FUN!!!!

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