The Judy Tour
14 November 2018
I took a walk this morning while Carl worked on a few projects and Don and Judy took the shuttle in to Charleston. It started to rain so I ducked inside the lobby of the Beach Club. Our slip fees cover the resort amenities. The lobby was warm and inviting. I had a cup of coffee and sat by the fireplace. The rain stopped so I walked around the pool, by the tiki bar and then back to the boat. I lit the oven and mixed up a batter of pumpkin bread. While that cooked we had a bowl of cream of crab soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch. Then it rained buckets. Later that afternoon, we went to Summerville for dinner with Judy’s cousins. Summerville is about 45 minutes from the marina. It was so nice of them to include us and pick us all up. We had a delicious dinner with lots of interesting conversation. They are a military family and have many stories about their adventures. At the end of our evening, we discovered that they like to play dominoes too! They want us to come back through Charleston so we can play dominoes. We just might take them up on that!
The fog rolled in overnight. The birds are grounded on the dock. The weather forecast has a better chance of rain in the afternoon. Judy and I met at the Beach club at 10 o’clock to catch the shuttle to downtown Charleston. Judy had studied her map and had a plan. We enjoyed our walk from Market Street to Broad. Taking in the historical homes, secret gardens, Washington Square Park, churches and my favorite shop at the Historical Foundation. We admired the gorgeous flower filled window boxes and had a delicious lunch at a little French cafe,” Framboise”. We had just enough time to browse the “Market” and buy some pralines, before we caught the shuttle back to the marina. Judy and I had tea by the fire in the lobby and made it back to the boat before the rain started. We shared dinner on Nemo and heard about Carl and Don’s tour of the aircraft carrier, warship and submarine. I’m not sure which of us got more steps in today! We discussed our travel plans and have decided to stay put here the rest of the week to take advantage of an upcoming weather window to go offshore.