When we were able to drag the kids away from the beach, we managed to do some sightseeing around Charleston as well. We all knew that it would be difficult to have planned activities each day with six kids of all different ages, so we really just picked three main things that we wanted to do away from the beach.
On the second Sunday of every month they close down King Street to cars and you are able to walk the entire street of shops and restaurants. Most of us had been to King Street before and we knew that it would be so much easier with all of our strollers to go on Sunday. We did a little shopping, a little eating, and managed to find that pink door from my photos that I am absolutely obsessed with.
The second thing on our list was to visit the Boone Hall Plantation. They filmed scenes from The Notebook there and it is where Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds got married, so hello, we had to go. We did the Plantation Coach Tour throughout the entire grounds, then most of my family stayed and took the house tour while Kevin and I took Juliet to their butterfly pavilion then got the girls home for naps. The grounds were truly amazing, the landscaping was beautiful and it was so interesting to hear about the extensive history of the plantation.
Our final planned activity was a sunset sail and dolphin watch. It was a little difficult with the girls because they really needed to be held the whole time, but it was so worth it. We saw several dolphins, got our only group picture of the trip, and Juliet is still talking about that day.
My favorite part of the entire week was seeing all of the cousins together. Having them all in the same house for the whole week just made me so excited for the future and the bond they will all have as they grow up together. They are all so close in age at 6, 5, 4, 2, 1, and 2 months, that they have all managed to find their best buddies in the group and play so well together.
Matching dresses – here
I am so sad that this trip flew by so quickly, and Charleston is definitely a city I hope to visit again soon.