This weekend, I took a quick trip down to Charleston with my friend James. Sometimes, I miss Charleston, especially the beach. Though I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m not a beach fan, I do miss the beach in the winter and late fall when the population has fallen drastically and the breeze is cool, rather than warm and humid.
James and I spent most of the day Saturday in downtown, walking, looking around, and finally stopping for dinner at Hyman’s, a well known eating establishment with some fantastic food. The restaurant’s walls are adorned with the photos and autographs of the numerous stars who have graced the establishment. Each table has a label or two, what famous person sat there. James and I sat at the table where Aretha Franklin, as well as Steve Guttenburg sat. This was James’ first time, but my second. I had the famous Crispy Flounder, again. I love it!
On Sunday, before departing, we spent a little time at the Isle Of Palms beach. It was my favorite place to go after work, while waiting for traffic to subside. As soon as we walked onto the beach, we saw a guy flying a kite with 12 seconds. He would make it do some serious climbs, have it swoop back down towards the ground, perform several loops, as well as various other tricks. Also, he would make it hover above some parents and children, much to the children’s delight. Though we only stayed at the beach for about 30 minutes, I spent most of my time watching him. Certainly, I could have stayed much longer, but we were meeting my friend, Dennis for lunch and had to keep it short.
It was great to return to Charleston and catch up and have a chance to visit IOP again. It was difficult to believe that it had been more than a year since I had been down there! In the end, I got to do my little photo walk. It was a great time. And once again, the Nikon P-510 proved to be an excellent walking around camera. The reach of that zoom is just unparalleled!