This is wonderful!!
Originally from Central Oregon-
Lived in Nevada for 9 years, 6 of those in Las Vegas, and yes, that was fun!!
Now, we are in the Low Country of South Carolina. Another touristy place, but steeped in history and a friendly place to live. Still a bit over populated for my personal taste, but I will be here for 10 years at least, and who knows maybe longer!
The earliest folks arrived in Charleston in the early 1600's and quickly spread out. Charleston played an integral part in the Revolutionary War and was nearly destroyed by the Civil War. The area still celebrates (?) some of the more famous battles with re-enactments, and the many plantations give an insight into life during slavery. There are still divisive lines in the minds of those born and raised here, even if those lines are buried deeply. Culturally, it is an interesting place to live. There are still neighborhoods that proudly fly a Confederate flag in their yard. People are generally friendly and will wave you out of a congested parking lot- but be careful if they "bless your heart" because it has a rather negative connotation! If you order regular tea, it will be sweet-if you want tea without sugar you need to be very specific. Chick fil A is a southern fast food restaurant that closes on Sunday, has the friendliest staff ever, and when they came under fire because of their beliefs, locals lined up for a mile to show support. (I thought they must have been giving out free food-but they weren't!)
I love the green, hate the bugs, and I am starting to tire of the rain. But, I love to explore the plantations, downtown Charleston, and of course, there is nothing better than taking a walk on the beach, or riding my trike near the monastary...
Imagine the possibilities...and Happy, Happy, Happy!