Tonight was the lowcountry bloggers BBQ meetup. Couldn’t make it. Kathy doesn’t get home much before seven, and then there’s a drive across town to get there, and as no one stays long, we’d probably have arrived at an empty table!
She’s only working one or two days a week now, so can’t afford to leave early these days.
Still, there’s next time.
I’ve been sitting here most of the evening, tidying up some blogs, and checking on some of my monetizing efforts. They do work, but I’m a way off the plan.
The plan is to make enough money online so that I can sit on the end of Folly Pier each day watching the bucks rolling in, without having to lift a finger. The alternative is to win the lottery, but most of the time I forget to buy a ticket, and when I do, I never win diddly squat anyway of course!
It was held at Kudu, which is situated on Vanderhorst Street, just off King Street in Downtown Charleston. It’s the road just by the Lutheran Church with the huge steeple, that I mentioned just yesterday – the one that burnt down in 1965.
I had never been to Kudu before and I’d heard much about it.
I have to say that, in my opinion, this meetup, excelled on both counts.
I got to meet some new people (to me at least), and the coffee was the best I’ve had anywhere in Charleston. Period.
Kudu specializes in African coffees. I tried the house blend, and also the Cameroon Boyo. Both very good, as was the Jamaican Beef Patties. They were a little spicey, which I like, but is not to everyone’s taste of course.
We ended up staying for 3 hours!
After that we were all a little hungry, so we headed up King Street to Basils, which was only three blocks away and walking distance.
There we had some excellent Thai food, to round off a wonderfully interesting and relaxing afternoon.
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I’m so not an early morning person. I do what I have to do, but mornings are not my favorite time of day. However, I knew this would possibly be a good photo opportunity, so I said yes to the meetup, and set my alarm for 6am.
By the time I woke up, got washed dressed and made some breakfast and coffee it was 6.35.
Saturday mornings the traffic from North Charleston going downtown is very light, so we made it on time OK. Also there was plenty of nearby space in which to park.
We stayed about an hour and a half and took a number of photos, a couple of which I have posted in here. To see the best of the rest, you can see them in my flickr albums; the link is at the top of the page.
It was foggy out across the Cooper River this morning. The Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge was not at all visible when we got there, but after a while it started to clear, and by the time we left you could see across the river to Mount Pleasant, USS Yorktown, and the Marina.
It really was an enjoyable photo session, and I worked up quite an appetite for breakfast afterwards!
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