We SAW A DOLPHIN (who knew those hung out in Charleston's harbor?? Thank goodness for Kami, who with her laser eyes and complete animal awareness was the first to pick out the ocean creature), sailed between Fort Sumter (first shots of the Civil War!) and Fort Moultrie, admired some beautiful beach homes, and made passes by the USS Yorktown and Charleston's fancy new-ish bridge. It was so great to spend a couple of hours out on the water, soaking in the sun and enjoying the breeze. Those quiet, relaxing vacation moments were exactly what we needed. No need to go go go all the time.
After our delightful sail, we muscled our way home in the heat with a quick stop at Harris Teeter to pick up wine and cheese...you know, because every pre-dinner "shower, change, relax a bit" break should involve wine and cheese. At least it does for us. Although when you go somewhere as tasty as Magnolia's for dinner, I wished for a little more room in my tummy that was occupied by aforementioned cheese. Caesar salad, and then the amazingness that was blackened catfish over Carolina dirty rice with fried green tomatoes, habañero chutney, and tomato butter, followed by a slice of pecan pie with bourben-caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream. God, I love food. After dinner we were craving some rooftop time, so we made our way to the Pavilion Bar and enjoyed the city and harbor views with a few beverages...even if we did have to brave a few raindrops.