23 March 2015

Weekending All Over SC

Sunday evening to do list:

1. Drink a big glass of water {check!}
2. Go to the grocery store {check!}
3. Drink some more water {check!}
4. Unpack & put everything away {check!}
5. Drink even more water {check!}
6. Upload pictures from camera to computer and relive the last five days over and over and over again {check!}

Y'all.

Five day weekends are the best.

Especially when they're spent with a ton of really great people while doing a lot of fun things.

My weekend started on Wednesday with sleeping in, traveling down to Columbia, and then hitting the road to Kiawah with my parents.

It might have been completely rainy and nasty on Thursday, but the creatures in the lagoon provided a lot of entertainment. They're doing a little construction to the tunnel under the road next to our house so our lagoon looks something like this:


Turns out, the gator isn't a big fan of it.


Or the orange cones. Our gator roared at these cones over and over again, as if he expected them to jump out of his way. Note to self: beware of the lagoon on Clemson game days.

Then a second gator popped up. The only other time we have seen two gators in our lagoon at the same time, one of them lunged after the other and tried to eat it or something. I was poised and ready with my camera this time, hoping to capture something cool.


... except all they did was just float right on by each other. Lame.

Thursday night had some welcome party fun and a lot of selfies {that will never see the light of day!}


Friday included a leisurely walk around downtown Charleston and through the market before it was time to head back and get ready for the main event: Amanda & Ben's wedding!


That wedding is going to be a separate post because y'all, I have no idea how to narrow down the pictures that we took. The wedding was stunning and we danced our butts off at the reception. My feet still hurt. Most of the dancing was caught on camera and the pictures are hilarious.


Whew. Three days down, two to go.

Saturday, Patrick and I headed back to downtown Charleston and wandered around the market with Jacob, Cameron, my brother, and his girlfriend. We shopped around and bought a few things like these coasters. One is where Patrick & I stayed on our first trip to Charleston, the other is our favorite restaurant out on Sullivan's island.




We then went to The Vendue Rooftop {our favorite place to drink in Charleston!} and hung out there for a few hours. There were no Westbrook beer can towers this time but it was still a great afternoon of hanging out. The sun finally came back out and the waterfront was gorgeous. 


We ventured out to Sullivan's Island for dinner at Home Team BBQ & drinks at Poe's before calling it a night. Sunday was all about driving from Mount Pleasant to Columbia and Columbia to Charlotte.

I don't know what it's going to be like this week with five full days of work.

I think I need another vacation to recover from this vacation!

8 comments:

  1. Ugh, beyond jealous of your 5 day weekend and adventures! Glad you had fun at the wedding and even though you didn't get the gators doing anything crazy they still look cool! Hope you have a great week!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. so jealous of a super long weekend like that! love that the alligator came back. died laughing when i saw that on insta.

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  3. Five day weekends are the best! Looks like such a fun time away! I picked up some coasters when I was in Charleston and who doesn't love a good rooftop!

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  4. I'll take a 5-day weekend, please and thank you! Looks like y'all had such a great time!
    xo Southern Style

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  5. Looks like a super fun weekend! 5 days is so nice but it's the worst going back to work after. Charleston is my favorite place ever and it looks like y'all were able to do a lot. Can't wait to see wedding pictures because I'm sure it was gorgeous from the one picture you shared :)

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  6. Such a fun long weekend! I need that Poe's Tavern coaster. That was the first place he took me in Charleston when we started dating. We have big print of it hanging in our house.

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  7. What an awesome weekend!! Poe's is a definite favorite of mine, too :) Those coasters are great and I need to check out The Vendue Rooftop. I love your wedding look!

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  8. Ahhh you have me so excited to head to Charleston soon!! And did you cut your hair, love how it looks!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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