Friday, May 28, 2010

Sock Monkey blues

I, Minkey, am very upset about the monkey shown below!! We saw him in a window at an old pharmacy in the old part of Mount Pleasant on Pitt Street! We came to adopt him and found out he was for window dressing only!! Our hearts are truly broken. I feeeeeel for him.....locked up forever in this window. I believe Nannykim will have to make a similar one for us since Zephir and I are crushed!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

day 4 of may 2010 vacation in Old Mount Pleasant

Hi. Minkey here again! I am swinging on a zipline on our vacation rental property--ooooops my dark brown pantaloons are showing!!! Must tell Nannykim to be careful in future photos. The evergreen Oaks are so majestic!! We are in Mount Pleasant near shem creek.
There are many lovely homes by the creek and Charleston harbour in Mt. Pleasant.
You can see Charleston city in the background from these docks.
Many historic things in the older part of Mount Pleasant where we walked today!
We liked the confederate jasmine growing on the porch and the picket fence was nice too.
Lots of big old homes with cool windows and gardens.

Love the porch and doorway above.

This is the old Hibben House. It is now for sale and apparently someone from the Navy must have been moving out.
Another house for sale.

Love these old homes and the porches and gates.

We spotted a cousin in one of the shop windows!!
The old post house above--a bed and breakfast right near the water.

When we got back from our walk it was time for some backyard fun.
The zip line was awaiting us.
I live quite dangerously!!

We are married, by the way.

Hanging on a swing together

Near the end of a relaxing day. We are meeting friends for supper!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Third day of vacation May 24, 2010

For those of you who are smart , you may just know where we are headed today!

Our third day of vacation and now we are in Charleston , SC. Zephir and I (Minkey) love the fountains! The day started of sunny and very windy!
We love the pale colored homes and the cool fences and gingerbread type spindles. (Since we live at spindlecottage it is a sinch we would love this home above!).
I thought this fence was intriguing---
We decided to visit a few churches since Charleston is known for its many beautiful ones!
Going through the inner door
Pretty nice!
Then we thought--lets look at a bit of the College of Charleston (actually we were walking along and ran into it!) Here is a nice entry to it.

Then we saw this Episcopal church below that is being repaired. There are a lot of Episcopal churches in Charleston.

We thought we would check out another church; this time a Catholic one.

Love the inside of this one---quite awesome.

It is funny how dark it is on the outside and how light it is on the inside!!
Above is the Rutledge house where you can rent a room.

Love Charleston's little alleys.

We ate lunch at Magnolias on East Bay street.

We ended the meal with espresso and creme bruille (spelling/?)
Notice the cruise ship peaking out at the end of the street!

See more of the cruise ship at the end of this street! (no we are not on the cruise).

This pink dog made me happy---one may see this on a pink saturday post soon!
Don't you love the contrast of all the pink with the green umbrella? Doesn't this make you very happy????? We got caught in the rain without our umbrellas!! Nannykim got drenched and had to run barefoot through Charleston---fun however!!
We stopped a moment under the awning here to get out of the downpour.