Our trip to Charleston was a bit of a pilgrimage, since this was where we purchased our first house and where we first experienced community involvment. Our years here were among the best of our young lives. This was the first place we lived that when we left we did so with a promise to one day return. It took much longer than we thought, but after thirty five years we finally did it! The city had changed greatly, but there was much the same as when we left.
Like most visitors, our first stop was at the visitor center, and it is very impressive and they are knowledgable and helpful. If you come here, start you visit there.
This is a city of many beautiful and historic old homes, with an entire section of the old city preserved, while remaining as private homes. But the home that we were most interested in was the one out in Goose Creek that was our first venture into home ownership, and the only custom built home that we ever owned.
We were very pleased to see that only minor changes had been made to the house from when we lived there and the neighborhood was still a very nice place to live. While we were there we also visited several other historic locations like Ft. Sumter & Moultrie. There is much to see in this city and we enjoyed our visit.