On day three of our honeymoon, we headed to Folly Beach, SC for the first part of the day and then to downtown Charleston to explore the city.
The beach was a lot of fun! David liked the ocean more than he expected to, and we enjoyed fantastic weather. The only problem was we packed too much stuff for the beach, so while one of us swam in the waves, the other stood in the shallow holding our beach bag.
I really enjoyed walking out on the Folly Beach pier, which had a terrific view and jutted pretty far out into the Atlantic ocean. We timed our trip pretty well because some ugly clouds came in as we left the beach and it started raining...
After we cleaned up back at the Inn, we headed into the city and for a late lunch at the Hominy Grill, which Travel Channel star Adam Richman has visited. It gave us shelter from the rain, which had picked up pretty heavy by that point. I hate a vegetable plate with cornbread, and David had a chicken biscuit with gravy called the Big Nasty Biscuit. He assures me it was anything but nasty. The decor was very homey and we got the best seat in the house!
Also, we tried boiled peanuts for the first time. They were given to you free at the table like most restaurants leave a bread basket.
The Big Nasty Biscuit:
After eating, we took to Downtown Charleston. We saw some of the sights from the car but it poured so hard we eventually took shelter in a parking garage on King Street. When the rain let up, we explored King Street, and then surrounding streets, and took some touristy pictures to make the best of things.
Not quite Rainbow Row, but about a block from there. I didn't realize we were so close but we didn't want to stray too far from the car in case the rain hit hard again.
A Fort Pulaski memorial. David really wanted to do the Fort Pulaski Tour but unfortunately, our timing was off and we missed the last ferry :(
The rain looked like it was going to pick up again so we decided to head out. After sitting in traffic (which a dude told us was really out of the ordinary for Charleston), we drove through a couple feet of standing water to get out of downtown. The flooding was so bad, that after we crossed the bridge, I read on Twitter that the bridge ended up closing due to the flooding. It was an adventure.