Monday, October 19, 2009

Home Cookin'!

What I ate during my weekend in Charleston, from beginning to end:

Meatloaf Sandwich
French Fries
Coconut Cream Pie
Carnitas Taco
Black Beans
Biscuit with Ham, Egg, and Cheese
Fried Flounder
French Fries
Hush Puppies
She Crab Soup
Fried Chicken
Mashed Potatoes
Butter Beans
Collard Greens
BBQ sandwich
Baked Beans

Tons of bikes around Charleston, and without exaggeration, not a single helmet.  Of course, most of these were beach cruisers, and there was a ton 
of salmoning and sidewalk riding.  Nice bike path along here:

I associate South Carolina with "Porgy and Bess":

"Summertime, and the livin is easy....."

Didn't feel too summery this past weekend with temperatures in the 50's, and it is difficult to walk around the city and take in the history without feeling slightly uncomfortable at best, as if they are a little too proud of their history, a little too unapologetic for their role in such massive repression and inequality, a little too ready to celebrate the rich, white landowners, a little too preppy. 

They do have some lovely cobblestone streets and it's incredibly flat, would love to bike around, from Mt. Pleasant, to Folly Beach, and around the Battery, happily helmet free....

Oh, the flag is also a thing of beauty:

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