Sunday, October 22, 2017

Cards, Golf, Beach, and Palmettos: Part 3

When we got back to the house, one of my friends who had a bad knee said he couldn't play again due to pain.  It didn't take long before the rest of the guys were lobbying to skip or postpone the round.  The decision was made and sleeping in won over waking up early to golf again.

Saturday we spent some time at the beach swimming and relaxing.  There were plenty of ladies on the beach who were north of 45.  We even walked by a group of them doing yoga in bikinis.  The running joke was that Charleston was a perfect retirement place for single guys.  There were some really nice beachfront properties on the Isle of Palm.

We also went for a stroll around downtown.  There were plenty of horse-drawn carriages leisurely taking tourists by the attractions while the tour guides regurgitated history.   Overall, the downtown and its architecture had a nice feel to it.

For dinner, we went to a former church which was turned into a restaurant called 5Church.  I have to say that it was my first time having shots and other adult beverages in a church.

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After dinner, we walked across the street to the 
Market Pavilion Hotel rooftop bar.  It was a cool place with a nice view.  We ran into a lady that was a bit out of the ordinary.  She was probably in her 40s and close to six feet tall.  Within the first five minutes, she managed to say to one of my friends, "You are not that tall."  And to another one, "You'are not very smart."  Then she proceeded to tell us how her husband had recently passed away.

Sunday, the day of our departure, the temperature high had dropped down to 75 degrees!  If we had time, it would have been a perfect day for another round of golf.  Instead, we piled into the SUV and said goodbye to The Palmetto State.