Thursday, April 13, 2017

Charleston Recap: Days 3-4

I'm back today to recap our Charleston trip, days 3-4! {You can read all about days 1-2 here.} 


\\ SUNDAY, April 9 

We were up and at 'em to have brunch at Poogan's Porch. Brandon ordered the chicken and waffles and I had the shrimp and grits and y'all, those were the best shrimp and grits I've ever tasted. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! 




From there, we just walked and walked. I wanted to see more of the cobblestone streets {since we couldn't ride our bikes over them} and just take in the beautiful day. We were out so early that everything was so quiet, save for the church bells ringing for Palm Sunday. It was just picture perfect. 




We made it all the way back down to the harbor/waterfront park area, where we sat in the provided porch swings and took in the view. It was beautiful down there, especially that early in the morning! 




Then, we walked over to the famous Pineapple Fountain and took about 706 pictures, of course! ;) 







Then, we just did a ton more walking: down the waterfront park area, over and around to the French Quarter, back up to Rainbow Row and all down Meeting and King Streets, just taking the city all in. I'm so glad we did this; it was so relaxing and such a fun way to just decompress and see Charleston how we wanted to and at our own pace. 






After a little freshening up in our hotel, we went down to see Second Sunday on King Street! And y'all, it didn't disappoint in the least. The second Sunday of each month, the street is shut down to vehicle traffic from 1-5 p.m. and there is live music, people walking in the middle of the street, shoppers going into and out of stores, folks dining al fresco and more. It was fabulous and we just loved walking hand-in-hand down King Street on a gorgeous day. 






That afternoon, we did a food tour, but we wouldn't recommend it. We did one on our trip to New York City that was fabulous, but this one was pretty sub-par. Womp-womp. 

We were pretty exhausted after a full day, so we went back to the hotel; grabbed a glass of wine from their complimentary evening reception; turned on The Masters; and took a long, hot shower. We were still full from our day, but decided to rally by eating at a total chain restaurant: Mellow Mushroom. We had reservations at Magnolias, but we just couldn't stomach another heavy meal, so we passed our reservations along to a couple from our food tour and went total chain instead where I didn't wear a stitch of makeup on my face -- and I loved every minute of it. We happened upon their Sunday Night Trivia and totally did that, too, because why not!? We didn't win by any means, but a small pizza, a glass of sangria and laughing together was so fun. 



\\ MONDAY, April 10 

This was our go-home day. We took a cab to the airport for our quick up-and-down flight to Charlotte. We grabbed a cup of coffee and a breakfast sandwich from Caviar & Bananas in the airport, boarded our plane and were in Charlotte by 10:30 a.m. 

Charlotte is probably the single busiest airport I've ever seen {Spring Break week for many of you!} so we high-tailed it to the Admirals Club, grabbed a small bite and then boarded our plane for Dallas. It was a long, full flight, but I was able to read more chapters of my book from the middle seat and we landed in Dallas right as a big storm rolled through. 

It was so great to see my sweet babies and even though Knox was still feeling crummy {he was diagnosed with a double ear infection on Tuesday morning...after the power steering in my newish car ran out and scared all of us half to death}, so to say that we were welcomed back to reality was quite the understatement. ;) 

But it was a fabulous trip and I can't wait to visit Charleston again! 


Linking up with Annie, Natalie and Julie 
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8 comments:

  1. Such a fun filled weekend!! You definitely did way more than I've ever done in Charleston. So if I go back in turning to you as my travel guide!!

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  2. So I've never been to Charleston but after reading your recaps I think I know where I'm going to persuade my husband to go for our 10-year anniversary!

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  3. Sooo much good food! Sounds like the perfect trip and I can totally see how rare one-on-one time is now that I have a baby. Shew!

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  4. That pineapple fountain is awesome! Such beautiful views of the city! Thanks for sharing your experiences and places to go! What a warm welcome home! I hope Knox gets better asap!

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  5. I can't get over the perfect, gorgeous weather that y'all had while you were visiting! Charleston in the early morning light is so beautiful - you took some great pictures!

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  6. Poogan's Porch has the best Shrimp and Grits!!! Looks like you guys had a great time!

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  7. I loved hearing about your trip!! Definitely saving these posts, I'm dying to go! I'm sorry you had such a crummy first day home and hope little Knox is feeling better (and nothing serious happened with your car. Yikes!).

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  8. What a wonderful Sunday to round out your trip!! Walking and getting lost in the cobblestone streets is the best way to see the city! Second Sunday looks like a blast! I hope everyone is doing a lot better and so glad y'all are safe after your scare with the car - nothing like coming back to reality :/

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