OK, so I am a little late! But we went to Charleston at the beginning of the month for Chris's family reunion. It was a WONDERFUL trip! It was HOT, and HUMID! But we still had a lot of fun. Right before the trip, Emily was diagnosed with cancer, so it was a much-needed reprieve for that Rusch family too!
As is typical with us (SIGH), getting to where we needed to be was, in fact, eventful! We got to the airport too late, and had to fly into Atlanta instead of Charleston. This was (kind of . . . ok, major) a pain, and ended up costing us a TON in a car rental! Dang! Fortunately, we do have somewhere to stay in Atlanta. On top of all the fun, Davis got carsick and puked three times from Atlanta to Charleston, which also was not fun.
OK, so we were finally there. :) Emily found this nice little spot for us, which was super close to the beach, and just awesome all around!
We went to church and hung out on Sunday. On Monday, we went to the Charleston Museum, and the Visitor's Center.
We did some shopping on Tuesday
We went to the slave market the next morning
Jon and Emily arrived, and we had some pool time!
The next day, we went to Fort Sumter. As someone who has visited quite a few Civil War battle sites, I have usually been overwhelmed by the size on most of the battle sites. However, for this one, I was underwhelmed. It is really just a small fort that is built on a sandbar, not even an island, in the ocean.
Oh, and it was still unbelievably hot!