Sunday, May 20, 2012

MORE PICTURES AROUND & ABOUT CHARLESTON

We're on the road again - five days from Charleston to Massachusetts - assuming the weather cooperates. We're not looking forward to the drive on this leg - as we'll have to navigate some dense areas through NJ and around New York City - Yikes!  But I am looking forward to getting where we're going because I'll get to see family and friends, and will be on my "home turf" so to speak.

We're stopping in Virginia Tuesday to see my brother Tom, his wife Cheryl and my nephew, John, who just graduated from Columbia and has his pick of law schools for next year - I suspect he'll choose NYU. We'll have just missed my beautiful neice Claire, who is off for a semester of work-study in Barcelona, Spain. Lucky girl!

We'll be with my sister Jess and her husband Terry in Princeton, Massachusetts over Memorial Day, and we'll get to spend time with my neices Olivia and Elizabeth. And RVPainter's sister is having a family reunion for us all too. So lots of reconnecting!

I'll be visiting two schools in the area to read from my book and talk with the kids about reading, writing and creativity: A third grade class at Kittredge Elementary in North Andover, and the 4th and 5th grade classes at Matthew Thornton Elementary in Londonderry, NH.

While we're on the road again this week, enjoy some more pictures of beautiful Charleston, SC - a city we enjoyed very much for its beauty, charm and grace.







They have lots of these wading fountains and they make you feel like a kid running through the sprinkler - I love it!




26 comments:

  1. What a lovely town with beautiful parks and great old buildings. The water looks gorgeous, too. :)

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    1. It's really charming - clean, pretty - just lovely.

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  2. Sounds like fun - I love road trips. And the pictures are great too.

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    1. We're having a great time - Charleston is a lovely city. Thanks for coming by!

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  3. The history just vibrates there.

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  4. Once again, such great photos - I love the look of those streets. And it's great your getting some school visits in as well.

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  5. More beautiful photos. Have a great trip up to Massachusetts, and enjoy all of your family get-togethers! How awesome that you will be able to visit some schools as well, have fun!

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  6. So charming. Love the pictures. Have a safe trip and enjoy your time with your family. It all sounds perfect.

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  7. It's been years since I've seen Charleston. Thank you for the photo tour!

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  8. Love looking at the pictures! Thanks for sharing your journey!

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  9. Dear Melissa, thank you for sharing the Charleston photographs. I was there way back in the early '70s and what I most remember are the painted buildings and doors. So colorful and such a treat for the eyes. Peace.

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  10. What an enchanted tour you took us on. Thank you so much, and enjoy the next bit of your journey.

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  11. I love that first image of the multicoloured buildings, great photo!

    I hope you have a wonderful time reconnecting with your family :)

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

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  12. Hi Melissa,

    Thanks for posting these lovely photos. Recently I read a book based in Charleston and now when I see these olden type buildings I can visualise that story!

    Nas

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  13. Charleston looks beautiful! I have never been there- but it just looks so peaceful. Happy travels. It is raining here in CT- so I hope you are not hitting too much rain on your way to your destination!

    ~Jess

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    1. Lordy, we got pummmeled with rain last night just south of DC. Just gray skies today on our drive -we've gotten to NJ and will be in CT tomorrow night. So hopefully it's ahead of us or behind us, and not on top of us!

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  14. What a beautiful stop on your journey. Have fun reconnecting with family!

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  15. Beautiful pics!
    Enjoy your trip and especially your family.

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  16. There is a little treat for you over on my blog.

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    1. oooh a treat! I'll be right over :)

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    2. It's on thefeatherednest "Delightful Summy Blogger Award".

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    3. Ok - thanks for letting me know :)

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  17. Just loved seeing these pictures of Charleston. I need to learn how to take travel pic's like yours because my photo's of this grand city were not near as neat as yours.
    I loved Charleston.
    Thanks honey for sharing these and the picture of you in the water is the best.
    Have fun visiting your family. Sounds so awesome
    Love
    Maggie

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    1. Thanks Maggie, I loved playing in the fountain :) I used to do more photography when we had a gallery up in Maine (it was more about my husband's paintings but my photos did well.) It's nice to be taking pictures again.:)

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  18. Absolutely lovely. Thank you again for taking us with you on your journey. Safe travels.

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    1. Thank you for sharing the journey with me :)

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