"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas

December 14, 2011

Dec. 7-11 – Charleston, SC

Kyle had a wonderful idea that we meet them in Charleston while they had interviews at MUSC (Medical University of South Carolina) for residency programs. It was a great idea…we had a chance to catch up with our friends Don and Pam, even got to spend the night on their boat Gallivant. We arrived in Charleston right before a cold front blew in…luckily we had time to get our stuff aboard before the winds picked up and the rain came down. We spent the whole evening visiting, cooking and enjoying margaritas…not a bad way to spend a stormy night. We actually spent most of Thursday sitting around talking and catching up too…time flies when you’re having fun.

We picked Kyle up at the airport around 3:00 and checked into the Cannonboro Inn, located in a historic house that was built in 1853. The beautiful B&B is right across the street from the University, and they are both within walking distance of all the wonderful shops and restaurants in Charleston. We arrived just in time for wine and snacks, which we enjoyed as we visited with Kyle. We enjoyed another evening with our friends while Kyle spent the evening with current ER residents from MUSC at an informal get together. Friday was a beautiful, clear day and we spent most of it riding bikes and exploring little places we had seen while we were here in July. We met Don and Pam at Pearlz for happy hour and dinner and picked up Brytanie at the airport around 10:00. Finally…everyone was together. The kids have been very busy flying all over the country interviewing for residency programs, it was nice for them to have a few days in Charleston to relax.

We woke up to cold dreary weather Saturday morning, but we still had fun wandering around the farmers market and riding our bikes through historic Charleston. After lunch we decided to warm up and spend the afternoon relaxing at the inn. We wrapped up our visit to Charleston enjoying margaritas on our friend’s boat and a wonderful dinner at Hanks. We enjoyed being back in Charleston, but spending time with the kids and our favorite boat friends made the trip a great time.  

Don and Pam on their boat
The Cannonboro Inn
The Entry Hall
The Living Room
Happy hour
Kyle and Brytanie's room at the Inn
Our room at the Inn
Kyle and Brytanie at dinner