Saturday afternoon, in Charleston, SC, was warm, sunny, and breezy. Vanessa and I were walking around, taking in the sights. Of course, we had to stop by Hyman’s for lunch and, as usual, it was outstanding. Yes! I got the Crispy Flounder – what I always get. Why mess up a good thing?
After a great lunch, it was time for a walk. First, we encountered The Man in White. He would stand perfectly still, holding his guitar at the ready, waiting for someone to drop a dollar into his bucket, at which time, he would start to play a song for about 30 seconds. At the end of that brief ditty, he would stop, similar to a robot, and go back to his starting position – complete with hydraulic sound effects. It was quite fun to watch. He had a crowd of about 10 or more people watching. Someone else would step up, deposit a dollar, then the song would resume from where he’d left off. I put in a dollar, listened, took a few photos, then we went on towards the water.
Approaching the water, you have to go by the fountain, a favorite hangout of kids and adults, alike. To me, nothing speaks of summer memories more than seeing children playing in water, usually a garden hose or whatever water is available, but these kids had it made! Lots of water to be had in this fountain!
A little bit past the fountain, we came upon a guy playing a drum. He kept hammering out the same beat over and over again. We stopped. I dropped a dollar into his container and he began to sing “You are my sunshine” for us. It was rather funny because no matter what tune he sang, it was to the same beat. Get one beat, make all of the songs fit. No problem!
It was rather fun walking around, checking out the sights, sounds, and smells of Charleston. Oh, yes! We went to get a free sample of those famous pecan pralines. They are so very rich and sweet that a sample is all that I need and I’m good until the next visit.