Despite tropical storm forecasts, Gabe and I took our chances and headed to Charleston for our last chance to get away for the weekend before the new baby arrives. We made it on Friday at midnight and headed straight to the beach. We saw what seemed to be the whole galaxy and the big beautiful vast ocean all to ourselves. It was just us with a whole weekend of possibilities ahead. When you are without your kids for the first time in four years, you feel a sense of……freedom! We were back at the beach by 7am ready to conquer the day. Since our time was short we wanted to make the most of it.
By what I would like to tribute as a complete gift from the Almighty, we had beautiful weather all weekend, had extremely good food experiences, and Gabe’s favorite – found perfect parking spots. I even got to meet up with my friend Hallie, a talented writer/blogger who I stalk for motherhood and marriage advice. I actually had brought her book in my bag for some beachside reading, so when I found out impromptu she lived in Charleston, a dessert meet up became imperative. She is now a real life friend. Don’t you love when things align as such??
Gabe and I chased the weekend hard and are wiped out as a result (and hello swollen feet), but had such a blast. We wouldn’t mind living in Charleston…..the charm gets a hold of you. Its pretty apparent that a weekend away gives you that chance to completely detach from distractions and really zone in on each other. Its needed and necessary in a marriage. Anyways…on to the recs…
Farmers Market Crepes – There are breakfast and lunch booths in the Market. We chose one that offered many crepe varieties. The Count of Monte Cristo was memorable!
Shem Creek Bar and Grill – Overlooks the marshy area of Shem Creek. Still dreaming about that dinner.
Seabiscuit – Chill, relaxed, small joint, with just about the best breakfast menu you could dream up. Right off the beach.
Basil Thai Restaurant – Green Tea Fried Ice Cream…yeah.
Isle of Palms (more quite residential)
Sullivan’s Island (more commercial/hotel)
Saw the above sites via Bike Rental (We used The Bicycle Shoppe)
Stella Maris Church
Thank you all SO much for the great tips on facebook and instagram! We were able to fit so much in because we had so many great leads to follow. We need a whole week to hit them all:) If you have any questions about these spots let me know!
And that my friends is a brief summary of a successful (miraculously so) babymooniversary:)