A little Sunday in the Carolinas

I am resending this post, after learning it got caught in spam by many of our followers. Happy Monday everyone.

Charleston, SC

The historic port of Charleston dates back to the 1670s. Our blog entries from earlier trips offer a few fun facts about some of the historic buildings, dating back more than 350 years!

Hotel Bennett, 404 King Street

Located in Marion Square, the Hotel Bennett appears to be a meticulously preserved structure in the heart of Charleston.  Capt. Rick guessed the spectacular 9-story building would date back at least one hundred years, similar to the Francis Marion Hotel, built in 1924.

Guess again.  The former site of a county library, the 5-star hotel was completed in 2018.  You read that correctly, 2018! Giving significant credit to the architects Fairfax & Sammons who designed this gem.

Magnificent spaces with a historic flare, crowned with the modern touch of a rooftop pool. 

Halls Chophouse, 434 King Street

Thanks for the recommendation, Tracy and Tim Harris, the steak at Halls was so tender you could cut it with a fork.  Note, the prices are not for the faint of heart, but the portions are large, so sharing a REALLY delicious meal is strongly recommended.  Oh, and a star sighting of Stanley Tucci was neither confirmed, nor denied, by the maître d’!

Georgetown, SC

One of our favorite stops is Georgetown. The abundance of Shrimp Boats at the dock is a reminder that a short walk with Buttercup – to the Independent Seafood Market and Shrimp Dock at 1 Cannon Street – would lead to a spectacular meal on Exhale, with Gail and David

If you heard rumors about the market closing, don’t worry, they are just relocating to the opposite side of the river. 

The smell of a paper mill is NOT a pleasant experience, but International Paper has been operating steadily since 1937 and it currently employs ~ 700 people.

And, we did enjoy an exquisite Sunset.

Wacca Wache Marina

located at ICW Marker #383 on the Waccamaw River in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, this remote little spot is often the lowest fuel price in the region. We paid $3.34 per gallon for diesel.  Both Exhale and Tonto’s Reward filled up their tanks.

Myrtle Beach Yacht Club

Finally, a lighthouse photo.

Southport, NC

We reunited with Tim and Tracy Harris, NP45 Golden Ours, in their homeport of Southport. 

What can we say – Buttercup was spoiled rotten at the Lola Harris Doggy Resort.

Words cannot describe the decadent southern hospitality of our hosts, Tim and Tracy, who invited us and the Bernstein’s to stay in their little slice of heaven. The meals prepared by the Harris duo were phenomenal (better than any restaurant!), and the company was even better.

It was an AMAZING respite, thank you AGAIN. Bonus shot for Mija, jasmine at the entryway of the Harris resort.

Introducing the e-Moke

This electric moke was spotted in Charleston.

Fun fact:  Formula 1 drivers have recently been seen transiting the tunnels of the Hard Rock stadium in Miami – headed to the winner’s podium – via electric mokes! Last year, a fleet of 20 electric mokes were customized – one for each of the FI qualifying drivers! Click here for a picture of Max at the Miami Grand Prix in 2022. Don’t worry Gail, it’s from Last Year!

One more fun fact: An F-1 can exceed 230 mph, an electric moke tops out at 25 mph.

Celebrating Milestones: 

Anniversary: May 7, Ray and Caryl. Birthdays: May 8, Danielle Ginsburg; May 11, Michele May Jackson.

Next Up: Hempstead, NC – topsail beach, Moorehead City Yacht Basin, and then Oriental, NC (Craig, we wish you were here!!)

Author: Exhale49

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7 thoughts on “A little Sunday in the Carolinas”

  1. Looks like you are enjoying yourselves. May is the best month of the year in the low country. We loved living there for over 20 years. You have brought back so many fond memories of South and North Carolina. Thank you.
    Enjoy your cruise…safe travels

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  2. Great post! We so enjoyed having you all in Southport with us! Our house seems very quiet this morning 🥲
    Safe travels to you all! ♥️

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