Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Charleston

After months of training two of my friends and I headed down to Charleston for a 10k race (6.2 miles). We drove down early the day before in order to enjoy the beautiful city.





While I was admiring beautiful historic houses and flowers, dad did his own kind of sightseeing... 


Charleston has lots of window boxes, though this one is quite lovely, the flowers are fake


One of the many cute alleyways


Such lovely colors!





Claire, Christine and I enjoying the sea air along Rainbow Row





Along the battery where the cannons used to be (there are some still left)


One of my favorite things to do is read the plaques on the houses. George Washington visited one of the houses!











Historic churches are so much prettier than modern ones... 











This type of bench is quite common around southern plantations. It's called a joggling board. Much more interesting sounding than a "bench." I have to admit I can never relax as it seems as though it's about to snap in half.


My delicious dinner of asparagus ravioli with a pesto sauce and arugula 


Since I was running the race I didn't feel like carrying my camera along with me, so here is a link to the picture of the runners. There were 44,000 people this year!

http://www.bridgerun.com/image.php?id=65 


2 comments:

Jordan said...

Wow! Cograts on completing a 10K! I have been training to complete a 5K... I cannot imagine doing double! ~Jordan

Bookworm said...

In my town we have that exact bench! Except here it is called the 'courting' bench. lol I feel like it will snap in half as well! lol
God bless
-Bookworm