Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Our weekend adventure to Charleston, SC: Friday

Early last fall the talk began to circulate at Scouts, about a campout on the U.S.S. Yorktown.  Of course we were excited, but it was so far away, it seemed it would never get here!  But it did, and coinciding with both our anniversary and my birthday, we stretched it into a nice long weekend.  We left before the rest of the pack, in order to do some sightseeing on our own.  Tropical Storm Andrea had her finger in our plans, though. So, expecting rain, we planned on going to the aquarium.  But once we got there, the sun was shining and it was HOT!

We loaded up and hit the sidewalk, showing the boys some of our favorite things about the Holy City.  Of course, the boys found things they liked themselves!

like the mounting blocks! We have a ton of photos with Brant on them, as he liked to pose, act like he was getting on a horse and then take a flying leap off!

We headed towards the Battery, hoping for some relief from the heat...no dice.  It was just windy heat. But the view was nice, so we took a stroll.

Ft. Sumter from the Battery

Once we got off the walk, we headed into the shade of the park, and towards the cannons.  Brant checked out every one of them!

Henry enjoyed the sights

My Brantleys

Sigh.  When did he get so big?!

Henry had to have a picture with a cannon as well (actually, it was a mortar)

Brant was fascinated by all the stories of ghosts and pirates.  We thought this sign was funny, though, and right in line with our beliefs.

Hot and sweaty, it was time to head to the hotel and get checked in.  We found a great pizza place in Mt. Pleasant (Steel City Pizza Company) and enjoyed dinner before heading to the Yorktown.

We arrived at sunset, and it was just beautiful with the river and bridge.  Brant was beside himself excited, and big Brant was too ( but those of you who know him best, he just had his trademark smirk).

Our new wolf!  Can't believe his Tiger year is over!

Henry and I were staying in a hotel, because there was an age limit for the campers (age 6).  We were going to be day campers the next day, so after checking in on the ship, he and I headed to the hotel.

Heading up the pier with all their gear!
The next day was to hold lots of activities and exploring of ships.

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