Sunday, September 16, 2012

Charlestowne Landing

Hey!

Today Alex and I decided to play tourists for the day and go to Charlestowne Landing. I've been there several times as a kid (you know, class trips and family adventures) but Alex had never been!! I've made it kind of a personal mission to show him the hidden gems of Chucktown.

Charlestowne Landing is somewhat of a state park...it's where the original settlers of Charlestown ended up. It's really cool because it is right across the Ashley river from the Peninsula (you can literally see Downtown from across the river). We decided to take our bikes so we could explore some of the cool wildlife trails the park features (a tip from my mama).

It was truly a beautiful and adventurous day learning about Charleston history!! It is definitely a must see when in Charleston! Ps definitely take a bike if you can...so much better.

Here are some pictures from the day:

The Legare-Waring House...isn't this gorgeous?
 cute puma
 otters
 turtle family

 you can see the Ravenel Bridge


 log cabin
 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Saturday afternoon spent in Battery Park


So today my fiance, whose name is Alex and our dog Charleston (aka Charlie) went for a nice walk down to the Battery! My house is only 2 blocks away, so we do this frequently. My absolute favorite time of year in Charleston is early Fall, so naturally I had to go for a walk. The sun was high in the sky, but there was the most wonderful breeze that blew in from the Charleston harbor that could be matched by no other.

On the way, we walked down one of our favorite street on the peninsula, Legare Street. At one of the houses on this street, someone found a mortar shell from a cannon that was around during the Civil war. How cool is that??

Here is the garden of the house...and other cool photos of Legare


Now enough about the journey there and a little more about the destination. Did you know that the Battery is actually a pretty important part of Charleston history? I was a seawall that was used for defense during the Civil War. It wasn't used at a park until 1837. Still...that's a pretty old park haha!!

Here is a picture of what the Battery used to look like back in the day...

Now it looks like this...the beautiful oak trees make it look a little different down they?

Well, just thought I would share that little bit of Charleston history with you!! It may be cliche, but it's my favorite place in Charleston. Alex even proposed to me there...cool huh??

Charlie drinking from fountian
Me holding Charlie back from the squirrels



Tah Tah for now!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Hey y'all!

So, this is my first ever post on my new blog. I have wanted to start a blog for a while now but never had the courage!!

I should probably tell you a little about myself...My name is Jess (as the title suggests haha). I am currently living in the Southern and beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina! I am a senior at The College of Charleston, studying Biology and minoring in Psychology. I am so blessed to be living South of Broad (the best bourough Downtown) and I am enjoying every day of it!! Well, enough about me for a minute...

...You're probably wondering why I LOVE Charleston so much. Well, to start off I am here because this has always been my favorate place!! I have been visiting Charleston since I was a little girl, because Chucktown has always been a special place for my family. My parents got engaged here and also spent their honeymoon here, which is why they brought us as much as they could. I could wait to come to the 12th oldest college in the United States and experience this cool city for myself!!

In this blog I will try my best to show you the local side of Chucktown including: history, CofC life, dining, my favorite spots and etc!!

I really hope y'all enjoy my blog and thanks for bearing with me as I figure this whole blogging thing out!!

Here are some pictures of The College and some of my favorite places Downtown:

This building is named Randolf Hall (it's painted in Ox blood)

 This is the center of CofC
 This is the famous Battery Park



 My house :)