Charleston Day 4

My last and final day was yesterday (as I write this post on the Charleston Airport)😢. I swear I’ll be back to my normal boring self tomorrow, as I need to run all this FOOD off!!  But I honestly think I did well, as I made good choices and didn’t eat everything on my plate as I normally do! 

Our last day was relatively low key in the Low Country….but that doesn’t mean we didn’t EAT! 😂😂😂

We went back to Prohibition for lunch.  Of course we had those INSANE chicken wings …

 I don’t remember if I told you above to them but that are brined in pickle juice for 24 hours, confit in duck fat, fried, tossed in a special Memphis rub (of their own), and stuck in the broiler to get the skin CRISPY! (I probably told you this…but I felt compelled to tell you again!😂). 

We had lunch as well; Hubs had the Duck BLT –

 ….looks like a Dagwood Bumstead sandwich, to me! (You know, from the comic strip Blondie? I’ve just aged myself…). Salt and pepper fries on the side.  He couldn’t finish it…it was too much and half of it came back to the hotel with us. It was so good and FULL of meat! 

I had the Crispy Chicken sandwich- 

 ..I swear the South know how to fry some CHICKEN!! It wasn’t the least bit greasy and the chicken was juicy and flavorful!!

True to form, we walked off the food around town.  We decided to go through Battery Park and walk around from there.  I’m a BIG fan of pre and post Civil war “stuff” and it amazes me the history that is in this town alone.   

 I really like houses like this!!! 

There are many houses to tour and we stumbled upon The Calhoun Mansion.  It is still a private residence to this day and open for tours.  (SN: If you are a fan of Downton Abbey (LOVE!),  Highclere Castle is where it’s filmed and it’s still a private residence open to the public.).  I was surprised to know we could do that!  The sad part is you can’t take ANY pictures inside the house! Boo!! The gardens are beautiful and I was able to snap a few shots because that’s allowed….

   Gorgeous!!  There are so many more pictures I have…on my camera..!  I LOVE photography and I desperately want to get better.  This trip really got my buzz going again for photography!!  
Our dinner was a change from any traditional Southern fare.  We decided on Vietnamese, which was new to Hubs.   Co right in Downtown was the perfect spot.   

 Co is a noun in Vietnamese meaning  “feast”…well, let’s DO this!!😏. We started with the Pork and Chicken gyoza 

 …with some lovely Malbec (our FAV!).  It may not look like a lot but it was perfect and light! We ordered the traditional Pho ga

 ..shredded chicken, rice vermicelli,herbs all in a beef broth.  Sides of additional cilantro, bean sprouts and parsley came with it. And if you like, which I do, lime to sprinkle over the broth.   

 This was a perfect way to end our Eat Through Charleston campaign! Our “tour of duty” was complete and we will be ready and able to shipped out again, Captain!! 

 Thanks for sharing this trip with me!  I’m sad to go home but that only means I get to come back! I’d really like to share this place with my boys next time and my  sister and her family too! 

Now, it’s back to the grind! I’ve got a 5k this Saturday and I’m not the LEAST bit prepared! And Star Wars 10k in April…that training should be starting next week or so!! #letsdoTHIS

***Disclaimer: All of the opinions in this post are my own. I have not been compensated for any of my opinions. 

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