Tuesday, October 27, 2009

charleston : part 1

I fell in love this past weekend. Coastal weather, fabulous food choices and rows and rows of beautiful old homes. Charleston was a dream and I can't wait to return. I took so many pictures it's ridiculous so I'll post the homes and streetscapes next.

The city greeted us with warm weather and a breeze. And it felt so good to pick right back up with old friends I hadn't seen in too long. Andrea, Tricia, and I lived together in college and were seriously inseparable. I'm pretty sure we went to every game, party and concert together those four years. So when we get together there are so many stories to recount and memories to laugh about. We sure have a little dirt on one another. Of course… we'll never tell. After staying in a hotel room together, it was like we were right back in that old Auburn apartment! My stomach hurt from laughing so much. Ashley, Andrea's friend from growing up, joined us Friday as well which was wonderful. She was right along with us at many concerts back in the day.

First, Tricia and I arrived starving at Andrea's house around lunch time. So our first stop was Poe's Tavern on Sullivan's Island for a bite. A round of fish taco's so hit the spot.


bathroom walls covered with edgar allen poe… "I became insane, with long periods of horrible sanity"

Then it was off to I'On, a master planned community, to shop and sample some yummy truffles. Mine was milk chocolate, key lime cheesecake… mmmmm. The blue ones were earl grey dark chocolate. I swear they had at least 20 varieties to choose from.



We stayed right on King St at the Francis Marion which put it all at our fingertips! One of my favorite parts was the fabulous farmers market right across the street in a park. I bought some mini donuts which may have been the best I've ever had! And then nibbled on a giant veggie crepe. Andrea's husband brought baby Charlotte to meet us for breakfast and we had the best time watching her run around. Charlotte is a mighty percocious little one year old. I held out my hand for a goldfish and she pretended to put it in my palm, then snapped it back into her mouth and laughed. I fell instantly in love with this child.






Wine bars, rooftop terraces, shopping and a carriage tour… my we had a big weekend. So big that I came home and took a 2 hour nap after walking in the door! Poor Tricia had to drive back to Nashville and hit a really unfortunate road block. There was a rock slide near Asheville on the interstate and everyone was re-routed a major detour! Apparently the clean up is going to take 3 months - yowza. Anyway, we seriously had the best weekend and I love those girls so much.



1 comment:

  1. Charlotte is precious - I just want to squeeze her little cheeks! lkb