From my first visit in spring of 2003 and each and every day, I am amazed by my continuously growing love and excitement about the Lowcountry. For a new spin on Lowcountry Love Letters, I am not going to focus on what to see and do, but rather I’ll focus on moments that make me smile in the form of a top 10 list.
10. Referring to this place as “Vacation-land” and having others instantly understand why.
9. Walking by the ornamental concrete dogs and pigs flanking home entrances on the Battery, all decked out for the various holidays.
8. Seeing the Spanish moss hanging from the live oaks in Hampton Park.
5. Watching fireworks from "The Joe" (Riverdogs stadium) whether you’re at the game or down the road.
4. Crossing the James Island Connector into town, seeing the city, and again realizing, “I live here.”
3. Sitting on a rooftop, any rooftop and taking in the view. Ok, really, it’s about sitting outside taking in the view, regardless of the altitude.
2. Finding a new “go-to” restaurant or bar or going to one already in your personal rotation.
1. Planning what activities to do as there’s always something going on in the Lowcountry including cultural, sporting, arts, music, and farmer’s markets.
The Lowcountry offers so much. What would you add to this top ten?
Bio (by Emily):
Dawn lives in Downtown Charleston with her husband Peter and their two dogs, Atlas and Monza (yes, she's named after the restaurant on King). Dawn enjoys her time in the Lowcountry, along with various travels throughout this country and others. Her next adventure is to Slovakia. Dawn is a Senior Technology Project Manager. She formerly served on the Charleston Friends of the Library Board of Directors as President and is active with the Center for Women. Emily first learned the term 'vacation-land' from Dawn approximately 6 years ago.