Each year, Bosch offers a home trip to meet with mentors, touch base with former coworkers, and, importantly, see family. Mine happens to coincide with Christmas, so to catch coworkers before the holidays, my first stop was back to Charleston. Due to inclement weather in Chicago forecasted for the day I was supposed to fly in, I ended up changing my flights (courtesy of a United Airliners customer service agent) and in Charleston one day earlier than intended. This allowed me to check out Second Sunday, and after I got over my surprise at the number of changes in the restaurant scene I wandered down King Street. The weather was perfect — sunny and in the 70s. After two winters in Germany, I had begun to forget what attracts so many to Charleston in the winter.
Less than two hours away from Charleston is the port city of Savannah, GA. In my two years here, I still hadn’t managed to make to Savannah until a Meetup event brought me to the neighboring state. I learned quickly that I can’t ride a bike while taking pictures with a dSLR, so I settled for photos of the Bonaventure Cemetery — visited by the likes of John Muir and the cast of the film, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.”