TOUR GUIDES WITH DOGS

By Thursday, March 24, 2016 10 Permalink

That’s what we were for the past few days. Lee and I were tour guides with dogs and as long as I live in Charleston – I’ll never do it any other way…

TITLEOur house guests were here for the very first time. Naturally we wanted to show them our beautiful city. Since this trip centered around their son, Harley and Jaxson, we never gave it a second thought to leave the Doodle Bros at home. #nodoodleway

RAINBOW ROW –

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Rainbow Row is the name for a series of thirteen colorful historic houses in Charleston, South Carolina. It represents the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States. Wikipedia

Although not connected to the row of colorful homes.This one sits down the street – across from Battery Park and is my all time favorite #Iwanttoringtheirbell...

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THE ANGEL OAK TREE –

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The fairy-talesque Angel Oak tree in Charleston, SC is thought to be one of the oldest living organisms east of the Mississippi River. It stands 65 feet (20m or 6 stories) tall, is 28 ft (8.5 m) in circumference, and an area of 17,000 square feet is shaded by it’s tentacular crown. The largest branch reaches 187 feet long. Its branches reach in all directions with some driving underground and then growing back up above the surface. atlasobscura

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The name comes from the Angel estate, owned by couple Justus Angel and Martha Waight Angel. However, local legends say the ghosts of former slaves appear as angels around the tree. atlasobscura

Although pets are not allowed near the Angel Tree, they are permitted in the picnic area. Harley found shade and a doodle*licious breeze in a swing chair on the store porch…

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PATRIOTS POINT (HOME OF THE USS YORKTOWN)

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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, at the mouth of the Cooper River on the Charleston Harbor. Wikipedia

While the park is “pet friendly” the USS Yorktown tours are strictly for two legged tourists.

But please do not cry for us Argentina. Everyone had a grand time.

Aboard the aircraft carrier there was much history to learn. Look at Doodle Dad (caught on camera) pretending to star in one of those old world war movies…

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Back on land – the Boys and I opened up a blanket, facing the edge of Charleston Harbor, which offers spectacular views of the city. We had treats, water, potato chips and lemonade. We were all set…

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We view our pets as family. It’s nice to live in a city that feels the same way.

I acknowledge pets cannot go EVERYWHERE with you, but I appreciate how Charleston makes alternative accommodations when necessary. #bestcityforpets

CHARLESTON VS. ASHEVILLE –

Because of YOU ❤️ we’re still ranking in the Go Pet Friendly “Best City for Pet Travelers” March Madness tournament.

You’ve come through like champs – each and every round.

We’re almost there.

Just hang out with us a little longer. #prettydoodleplease

We’ve got to advance through the following rounds –

  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Elite 8
  • Final Four

CHAMPIONSHIP

We’ve never done ANYTHING like this before – but we’re in it to win it, and we can’t do it without you. #truly

It’s really easy – VOTE HERE by  choosing Charleston SC #easypeasy 

Voting ends on Saturday, March 26th at 9PM

GOLDEN hugs & DOODLE kisses

ONE MORE THING –

Our guests had a doodle*tastic time. They left vowing to return later this summer for some real beach fun. #waterboys

Hopefully our tour guide assistants will have rested sufficiently by then…

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EASTER

10 Comments
  • Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom
    March 24, 2016

    Looks to me like your boys and your 4-legged guests had a great time!

    When your guests return in the summer, you should take them to see the Hunley. It was a Confederate sub but it was the very first submersible to successfully sink an enemy ship in all maritime history. My hubby and I went to see it the first time about 12 years ago. It is truly amazing how the scientists have been able to remove so much of the concretion that built up on it while it laid at the bottom of Charleston Harbor for nearly 150 years. I think you’d enjoy it. Only thing is I don’t think you can bring the #doodlebros. But you can call and ask.

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 25, 2016

      The father and oldest son are true history buffs – so that sounds like a really great idea. Thanks – and I’m okay if the Doodle Bros can’t tag along – it’s so rare – it just seems odd to me 🙂

  • Emma
    March 25, 2016

    Love those pretty colored homes. They look like they are painted just for Easter! Rest up so you can catch the Easter bunny in a couple days, boys.

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 25, 2016

      No rest for the Doodles I’m afraid, too much going on! But we like it like that!

  • Monika & Sam
    March 27, 2016

    What a great doodle tour! Love those colorful houses. Rest up…vacation time is just around the corner and no doubt loads of folks will come be coming to experience your wonderful city.

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 28, 2016

      We’re ready! Can’t wait!!

  • nichole
    March 28, 2016

    Looks like so much fun! Great pics too! Love the pooped out pooches!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 28, 2016

      Pooped out pooches are the absodoodletute best! #Ithink

  • Jan K
    March 28, 2016

    There’s so much great stuff for you to bring your guests to see, and how great that the boys can go along to most places. I love Rainbow Row – so pretty!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 28, 2016

      Rainbow Row is very pretty! I wish they would allow tours (but then I understand if they don’t – these are peoples homes) I would love to get inside some of them. Your new house is also gorgeous, are you enjoying yourself?

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