Tyler and I recently returned from a trip down South where, having never been there before, we experienced a new kind of heat, unusual pests, lots of fried food, old history new to us, and some gorgeous aspects of nature. We did a lot and had some funny experiences, plus I took over 600 photos in seven days, so I am going to cover our vacay in a few different posts.
In general, we both loved Charleston and Savannah. I think we both enjoyed Charleston a little more, but they may have been because the "Excessive Heat Advisory" for the South hit just as we headed down to Savannah. One day the temperature got up to 101 degrees (felt like 120 degrees) with 90% humidity. And that was right next to the beach!! Needless to say, Tyler is the best for still loving this hot, sweaty mess! Although, he wasn't too fresh & clean himself- the salt water, sweat and sunscreen made for excellent Donald Trump hair :)
One thing I enjoyed about this trip was Tyler's five-year-old enthusiasm for the Dreamlifter. The new Dreamliner is being made in South Carolina so naturally the Dreamlifter would be found there as well. Tyler and I saw a pair of them as we were leaving the airport right after we arrived, and Tyler immediately turned around to drive through the airport one more time just to stare some more. Throughout the trip I would randomly ask Tyler what his favorite part of the trip had been so far, and every time number one on his list was seeing the Dreamlifter. I felt a little bit like the parents in that story about a little boy on Christmas morning who sees a red balloon and can't be distracted by any of the amazing gifts his parents got him for the rest of the day. On our trip home we had a layover in Miami and, of course, one of the Dreamlifters was parked there as well. At least Tyler was happy, yeah?!
Anyways, here's a little sneak peek into our Southern adventures. I'll try and get more posted soon!