Before Labor Day weekend, with only one-and-a-half-day’s notice, my brother-in-law Sam and I hatched a plan: I would fly to Charleston, S.C. to surprise my sister Rachel (affectionately known as hermanita) with a three-day visit. Sam just started medical school about two weeks ago, so this is an adjustment period for both of them. And, I haven’t seen them since last Christmas, so some time together was long overdue.
We pulled it off–Rachel was incredibly surprised! Sam told her that they were going to the airport to pick up his friend, and then he said, “Hey, that looks like your sister standing there!” She screamed and cried and laughed–it was wonderful 🙂
While in Charleston, I . . .
Giggled with Rachel
Admired lots of beautiful houses
Drank my weight in sweet tea
Admired cute bicis
Wandered along King Street, popping in and out of shops, like the Savannah Bee Company!
Randomly got to blow torch our own creme brulee at the Le Creuset store
Worshipped with Sam and Rachel at their cool church
Beat Sam and Rachel at Scrabble (this is truly unprecedented!)
Visited Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Saw Professor Rachel’s office at her fancy-schmancy university job
Ate the best french fries of my life
Gave thanks to God for being able to spend three awesome days and nights with my beautiful hermanita, Rachel and my BIL Sam!
(Thanks for helping with the surprise, Sam 🙂 )
Anyone else ever visited Charleston?