Wow, what a beautiful drive from Asheville, NC to Charleston – only 4 hours and clear sailing all the way.
We arrived at our hotel and checked in with ease. Our room overlooks the Charleston Harbor – views beautiful enough to make the end to the drive perfect.
We went up to the bar for Happy Hour and found some more amazing views.
We had a few drinks before dinner and I had the opportunity to watch the sunset over the low country.
Dinner was fried oysters with Buffalo sauce as an appetizer
Followed by crab cakes – I’m in southern heaven!
We loved our visit to Charleston several years ago
Dana, it is quite beautiful down here. I’m enjoying my time here.
Have a wonderful time in the Low Country Arlene. It’s on my bucket list, that’s for sure. I’ve been reading books that feature the area – Sullivan’s Island, Shem Creek, etc. by a wonderful American author, Dorothea Benton Frank – just reading her books makes you want to be there so much! (A bit like reading a good Camino memoir!)
Cheers Arlene – Jenny x
Jenny, yes the low country is fabulous. I grew up on the water north of here (Long Island, New York) so this coastal lifestyle is like coming home for me.
Elin Hildebrand is another good beach read author, her books are about Cape Cod, Nantucket and that region of the east coast.
Hi Arlene – thanks for the tip about Elin Hildebrand. I’ll look out for her. BTW that Sazerac cocktail had me googling the ingredients straight away – wow, wow, wow! Delicious!
Enjoy every moment in your beautiful surroundings.
Oh yes Jenny, the Sazerac is pretty popular in the south and I will be making them and enjoying them once I get home. Absolutely delicious!!!
OOOH, Arlene, crab cakes are a favourite of mine too. Had the best ever one time at a restaurant in Virginia, which apparently was well known just for their crab cakes!!
Yes Britta – crab cakes, stuffed crab, boiled crab well anything crab is GREAT!! But seems to me the best crab cakes are down south and boy were they good this time (although I don’t get them fresh in the desert so that alone probably made them taste better)