We saw more of Charleston by foot today, walking from our hotel to The Battery and back. The homes seem even more monumental when you’re not in a horse-drawn carriage. These multi-level, multi-million dollar houses are breathtaking with their perfectly manicured gardens and enormous porches.
We walked along the waterside, beside more multi-million dollar mansions, including Rainbow Row:
Now, the dining in Charleston is highly esteemed as some of the best in the states. However, when it comes to my family, we’re pretty divided on dining choices. I, for one, would like to have reserved a table at Husk months ago – the trendier, more unique spins on food, the better. I’ll try (almost) anything once.
My parents, on the other hand, have different perspectives. We’re talking about a family that ate at a Hard Rock Café in Rome and a Pizza Hut in Paris. I wish I was kidding. As soon as a menu mentions any form of pork belly, they have classified it as “weird food” and want to know where the heck to get some fried chicken. Lucky for us, we followed some suggestions and wound up at Magnolia’s tonight, which was PERFECT. It’s a fancy restaurant that serves fried chicken! We couldn’t have asked for a more accommodating dining experience; if you’re in the area, eat here, especially if you’re a family that can’t ever agree on dining.
Before our amazing dinner, we walked to the Waterfront Park to catch the Christmas Boat Parade, which was supposed to be so interesting that it would be worth changing our reservation to accommodate the event…it wasn’t. Just imagine all of the Christmas decor that was popular in the 90’s (light up deer, replicas of Santa’s sleigh, etc) and throw it on 20 different boats. It’s a redneck’s wildest Christmas dream.
Merry Christmas, Y’all.