Charleston, SC

by Mary April. 16, 2008 1324 views

We are suckers for those “Come Listen And Maybe Buy a Time Share But No Pressure” sales pitches. We love them because we're gifted with the ability to say no and we then enjoy the gifts they give us for listening. When we first began planning this trip, I wanted to take a dinner cruise with the dream of dancing under the stars on a warm Southern evening. Alas, they were very expensive and so the dream seemed all but dashed…UNTIL a body-snatcher came out of a Charleston storefront, asking us if we had “45 minutes to spare.” Music to our ears! We were given two tickets, retailing at $90 each, to the VERY dinner cruise we'd investigated, for FREE. I love a good deal. So, the dream of dancing under the stars with my special fella was fulfilled, right down to the warm Southern evening–there's nothing like Fox Trotting to Harry Connick, Jr. on the top deck of a yacht!

Fort Sumpter–where the “Shot Heard ‘Round The World” was fired, thus starting the War Between the States (Civil War). Originally there were 4 stories, but the Confederate Army blasted the stink out of the Fort from another fort just across the bay on Sullivan’s Island.

Sunset on Charleston Harbor (or, as they say it in the South, “Chahl-ston Haw-bah”). Taken as we cruised the Harbor on board a dinner cruise yacht.

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Zach Evans 9 years, 1 month ago

That's such a great story! Hahaha. :)

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Allison 9 years, 1 month ago

Oooooo I love #2.

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Jacki 9 years, 1 month ago

You just crack me up with your "free" stuff. No one has EVER approached me with one of these deals... how do they find you?!? Do I LOOK like some cold unapproachable bitch? (don't answer that!!) Well, I'm glad you can "say no", you've gotten a couple great deals with your talent!

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Walter 9 years, 1 month ago

Great sunset! :-)

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Mat 9 years, 1 month ago

Glorious! I've been to Charleston once and these are just as I recall!

Congratulations on your free night of dancing! I hate those 'no pressure' sales pitches =)

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Marsha 9 years, 1 month ago

Beatufiful post.

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