Isle of Palms
Sunday morning Corey and I left (a little later than we wanted) to head back to Charleston after avoiding Hurricane Hermine, school, and work on Friday. We stopped in Columbia for breakfast at Bruegger's because we are bagel junkies. Lucky for us, we were first in what would become a long line. After filling up on their signature Sriracha egg bagel and Nantucket Nectars orange-mango juice, we headed down I-26 straight for the coast.
We drove straight over the Ravenel Bridge to Isle of Palms and paid $10 for public parking. There was hardly any traffic on the island despite it being one way in and one way out. We decided on a whim about 30 miles outside of Charleston to head to the beach. While we were dressed for the cool, breezy weather in our jeans, tees, and sunnies, our lack of bathing suits restricted us to a walk on the beach. It was incredibly crowded but we were still able to soak up some sun while admiring all the cute puppies and babies.
After briefly stopping into Belk to grab lipstick at the M.A.C. counter, we headed back downtown in search of lunch. I chose the easiest place to find parking, Taco Boy. My car started causing a bit of trouble when I went to park but I finally got the automatic locking system to chill out. Hopefully it was just a fluke. We split the appetizer trio and I had a fish and avocado taco (my favorite).
I unloaded everything into the dorm and we took some time to rest our feet before doing a bit of shopping downtown with Caylin. LUSH was the most crowded I've ever seen it but I managed to snag their new toothy tabs and powdered toothpaste. We swung by Caviar & Bananas to grab a soda and sat out in the Cistern to spy on wedding party portraits. Lillie and Garrett came by to help us decide on dinner. We settled on CO which didn't really end up being what I wanted. I had the Hanoi Noodles with chicken.
Corey wanted ice cream or gelato so we went to the Belgian Gelato place on King. There was a family of 10+ people in front of us that were having a really difficult time ordering so I ended up passing it up for a frappucino on the walk home.
Shortly after our failed gelato experience I set up my cot on the ground. Thankfully, Alex's co-worker let me borrow an air pad for our sleeping bag. I out it inside and topped it with our Poler Napsack and just slept on top with a blanket and throw pillow. It actually wasn't horrible! I woke up with a slightly sore neck but I think it had more to do with the pillow than my night on the floor!