|Places People Visit, 5x5" collage on board, ©2011 Kim Hambric|
We spent a long Easter weekend in Charleston, SC. I have been feeling the NEED for a southern city for a long time now. As soon as I saw my first Palm tree (or was that a Palmetto) something inside of me shifted and I felt right with the world. It very seldom happens that I feel right with the world, so I decided to enjoy that feeling as long as possible.
I did take some photos, but since I used my iPhone instead of my "old" camera, I am unable to post them yet. I do not know how to get them from there to here. I'm SO embarrassed to admit this.
It was an eating vacation, as most of our vacations are. When presented with good restaurants we go weak in the knees. And then we go in. And eat. And when a quaint little street strings together coffee, gelato and croissant shops, we don't discuss or negotiate, we just go into all of them.
In just a very short time, we discovered our place -- Kudu coffee and beer. One can visit in the morning, when it is chilly and get a latte and read a magazine. Then, one can return in the afternoon for another coffee. Then one can return before dinner and get a beer sample and chill out in the beautiful courtyard while gazing at crumb-dining birds and gentle decay.
I am easily enamored with places where I can say hello to someone and get a hello in return instead of a frightened or sour look, and where a three-foot-square plot of land can be turned into a stunning garden.
When can I go back?!?