Not the Usual Travel Photos
My husband and I just came back from Charleston, South Carolina, one of the most beautiful cities we’ve traveled to. We’ve been there several times. This time, I took a few unusual photos I thought would be of interest. Not the horse-drawn carriage rides or the Citadel or the Battery. Not Fort Sumter or the Piggly Wiggly, but things I found that tickled my fancy.
One day, while riding my bike along Patriot’s Point, I stopped abruptly when I saw a turtle starting to cross the road. Before he turned into turtle soup, I snapped a photo. Soon, a car screeched to a halt, a lady got out, and, scooping the turtle up in her bare hands, carried him across the street safely. What a city!
Another day, biking along a beautiful road in Mount Pleasant, I came across a gas station with prices I just had to snap. Coming from Connecticut as I do, I had to document what gasoline and cigarettes cost for those in Charleston.
Finally, I passed a truck advertising several services – painting, carpentry, power washing, etc. It struck me as particularly wonderful that the owner named his company after a Shakespearean play! If I had need of those services, I would hire him on his literary sophistication alone!
No misspelled signs in Charleston that I noticed but I thought the above were all worth documenting.
- Posted in: Miscellaneous ♦ Slowing Down
- Tagged: biking, Carriage, Charleston, Charleston South Carolina, Connecticut, Fort Sumter, Piggly Wiggly, South Carolina, turtle, United States
I lived in Charleston from 1995 to 1999. During my tenure there I distinctly remember seeing the lowest gas price I ever had witnessed. The price I saw was quite low for the times and has remained the lowest I have ever observed. It has forever burned a hole in my mind’s wallet- $077.9/Gallon!! Even New Jersey was over a buck then!
Yeah, and cigs have always been super low in the Carolinas. Sometimes friends travelling northward would buy several cases. Good memories, thanks!!
Thanks for your memories; I commented to one clerk at a convenience store about the low cigarette prices, she said, “I know, when I was in NY I had to pay $10 for a pack.” I asked her if she thought about quitting and she said, “No, I thought about bringing a carton from here next time!”
Really good close-up, turtle with car!
The flowered pants on the lady must be SC pants.
I’m thinking of other Shakespeare titles that would be good on a truck: Julius Caesar
Salads and Pizza, A Midsummer’s Night Mattresses,Taming of the Shrew Marriage Counseling
So clever, Linda! You need to start your own blog.
Interesting photos made all the better by the little stories behind them. Thanks for sharing them.
Thanks for reading the post and for your comment!