Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Lisa & Scott's Visit to Charleston - Day 3

Can you say torrential downpour??? This was supposed to be our Downtown day and we did make it down there with a few changes. Before heading Downtown, we hit Jim Booth's Gallery in West Ashley. I have quite a few of his prints and my friends wanted to pick up a few things as well. By the time we waded over to Jim's place and finished there, it was time for l
unch so we took out the paddles and made our way over to Tommy Condon's for lunch. We spent almost 2 hours at Tommy Condon's because of the rain -- no sense walking in the rain when you can sit on the porch with a cocktail or two. My friends tried She-crab soup for the first time...not one of Tommy's specialties so pass on it when there. Their ribs and Sheppard's Pie on the other hand are very tasty.

When the rain finally let up, we headed over to the Market...another downpour ensued. While walking around the Market, we got suckered into taking a tour of the Lodge Alley Inn in return for 3 free tickets to Middleton Place, 3 free tickets for a carriage ride and then my friends got a certificate for a 3day/2night stay at a selection of hotels (one was on the Cape which will be a nice getaway for them). Let me just say that if it had not been raining cats and dogs, there is NO WAY we would have agreed to this but we were desperate to get out of the rain. If you ever get approached by folks to do this...RUN, do not walk to the nearest exit!! Our sales person was psycho...even went so far as to tell us he was a recovering drug addict and alcoholic...not that we judged him but come on, do you really think that is a professional approach?

By the time we left the Lodge Alley Inn, the rain had let up enough for us to run to our car and head to my folks for dinner. My dad (who fancies himself as a junior Emeril or Bobby Flay) fixed us a big ol' pot of Lowcountry Boil and it was quite yummy!

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