Charleston is a favorite town with tourists. It reminds us of New Orleans, only cleaner and with a less Caribbean feel. We wandered the historic downtown area, which has many lovely looking buildings and a market filled with temptations. There's a cruise ship dock nearby. Saturday the town has 38,000 runners arriving to do a 10K run over the bridge and a cruise ship is scheduled to stop by as well. That's why we went downtown today. Numerous sweet sea grass vendors tempted me once again, but I haven't found the right combination of design and price. It's hard to justify paying $200 for a basket, no matter how well made. You could take a horse drawn carriage tour around the historic area, but we opted for our own two feet. We could have relearned a lot of colonial, revolutionary and Civil War history, but we weren't in the mood.
Charleston is a foodie town and we had first rate oyster po'boys in an enclosed garden on a warm mostly sunshine day. The solitude of the national forest was nice, but we're glad to be back in civilization.