Monday, February 25, 2013

Girls weekend in Charleston, SC

As I mentioned here, I recently spent a girls weekend in Charleston, SC celebrating one of my longest and dearest friends who is getting married soon!  We rented an adorable house a couple blocks from King St. and sadly I didn't get a single picture of it!  This was my first time ever away from either kiddo so it was more than overdue.  My trip began at 2:00am Friday morning driving to the Syracuse airport for a 6:00am departure.  Why leave so early?  It was snowing and I had to drive 30-35mph the first half of the trip.  When I got to the airport I was SO happy to take off the snowboots, put on my Tom's and run into the airport leaving the snow behind me.  I had a 4 hour layover at Laguardia so I got coffee and a pedicure.  Yes, in the airport!  The shop wasn't busy so I was told I could sit and enjoy the massage chair as long as I wanted.  I didn't object.

I finally landed in Charlotte at 2:30pm where I met up with Em and we shared a rental car for the drive to Charleston.  It was a long trip but SO worth it.  The food, oh the food!  Chris and I honeymooned in Charleston many years ago and I think our entire trip was planned around each meal. 

The first night we ordered pizza and relaxed as everyone arrived.  Cheers to the bride!

Did I mention the three of us have been friends for 27 years?  I love these girls!  There were 10 of us total on the trip but I failed to get a picture of us all together.

Now on to the food and beautiful Charleston. Breakfast was at Poogan's Porch. Mimosa's and Crabcake Benedict...

Here are a couple pictures down by the battery and Rainbow Row.

It was much colder than any of us were expecting and even rained a little but we had a wonderful time.  I thought I would be much more worried being away from the kids, but I was surprisingly relaxed.  It was nice to be able to walk at my own pace and actually take time to get ready! 
To start our night out we had dinner at Virginia's on King.  Fried ocra and She crab soup.  It had been FAR too long since I've enjoyed She Crab soup.  I have to admit that was my first time eating fried ocra - I was a bit of a picky eater as a kid, but YUM!
For dinner?  Southern Fried Chicken, Mac n Cheese, and Sweet Potato fries.  Yes, yes I did.
My journey home was nearly as long as my trip there but I had a wonderful time celebrating a great friend with a fun group of girls!  If you ever get the chance to visit Charleston...GO!  And prepare to have a tummy ache from all of the delicious food!

1 comment:

  1. I've gone on a few excursions to Charleston myself with some friends and it was some of the best times I have ever had! There is just so much to do and the people are so nice. Don't even get me started on the food. At one point I was begging my husband to look into some real estate in Charleston, SC to see if we could afford to just move down there!