Happy December, everyone!
My dad and I recently arrived back home from a weekend trip down to Charleston, South Carolina for the Garden & Gun Jubilee. We haven't spent a full weekend together since the daddy/daughter dance in 2nd grade, so we decided we were due for a trip together! It was 58 degrees and a bit overcast each day, so it still felt slightly wintry.
If you're not familiar with the publication, Garden & Gun lifestyle magazine focuses on sporting life, travel, food, and home and garden. They have an annual event each year down on the grounds of Charlestown Landing with vendors, music, trained dog demonstrations, and the like. Our favorite part of the entire experience (and maybe the entire trip) was watching the trained English Labs do their thing. Yeah... we don't love dogs at all.
Sullivan's Island is a short 20 minute drive from mainland Charleston to the other side of the harbor. My dad and I weren't expecting much to be honest, heading over to the island about an hour before our dinner reservations at The Obstinate Daughter. The name of the restaurant is an homage to the Revolutionary War history on the island. The first American Patriots victory inspired a London political cartoon of the defiant defenders of Charleston: “Miss Carolina Sullivan, one of the obstinate daughters of America, 1776” and the rest is history (pun intended).
There are about 2000 residents on Sullivan's Island, a number larger than the actual feel. The island evokes both warmth and mystery, with winding oaks amidst white beach homes pouring soft light from their large porch windows. It was a quiet retreat from the tourist hustle-and-bustle in Charleston, and a must visit if you find yourself around the area!
Without a doubt, the best part of the trip was solo time with dad. Grateful for a dad who loves abundantly and lives to adventure!
Hope you enjoyed the post! Charleston, Part 2 on its way.