Posts tagged Charleston
Hot New Restaurants in Charleston this Spring

At the beginning of this month we had the opportunity to go on a mini babymoon to Charleston. It was probably our first and last real vacation before baby bee arrives in August. We managed to fit in quite a bit of eating between our preparations for A Charleston Affair, the College of Charleston’s signature Spring alumni event, and a day at the beach. Here are a few new-to-us restaurants we were able to try out over our quick weekend getaway!

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Charleston on Film

I can't believe it's been a whole month since my sister and I had a staycation / girl's weekend in Charleston. I shot some film while I was down there and I just got them back over the weekend. I'm so glad that I forced my sister to hold my cameras while I switched back and forth between digital and analog. I was able to capture some great shots of the College of Charleston campus that I'll cherish forever. It will probably be quite some time before we make another trip to the coast. We've got a few other trips in mind and need to save our pennies to get out and explore some new places. 

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Charleston Weekend Getaway

We dropped off Aengus at my in-laws house for a weekend away with his puppy cousins, Rufio and Tinkerbell. He's such a good car rider but I think half-way there he realized that we weren't going to the dog park and started to look a little sad. That quickly went away when he was able to put his heart eyes on Tink. Nana and Pops took good care of him while we headed out of town on another quick trip to Charleston to celebrate our dating anniversary weekend and hang out with friends.

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Breezy Like Monday Morning

We were able to squeeze in a quick trip to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art to view their newest exhibit entitled "Do or Die: Effect, Ritual, Resistance". Fahamu Pecou's works explore life, death, culture, and violence in a contemporary context of black life. His drawings, paintings, and videos were so powerful. I can't relate to some of the things my peers feel but his works, especially the short film Emmett Still helped me understand a little better what it means to be black in America right now. Do or Die is a must-see if you're in Charleston before October 8. 

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Isle of Palms

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.  

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The Battery

After brunch we headed down to The Battery to feel the ocean breeze. The water was as blue as the sky. We didn't see any dolphins but there were plenty of boats zooming by us. It was decided that Corey needs to make good friends with someone who owns a boat when she starts school. We took a little walk to see some of the houses and even ran into someone walking their Welsh Terrier (a little version of our Airedale). It was unbearably hot and we all had sweat rolling down our backs so we decided it would just be best to go for now. 

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Charleston Checklist

Later in the evening we headed over to Mt. Pleasant so I could give my family a taste of the Old Village. Actually, we parked right in front of the same house on Hibben Street that Julia of Gal Meets Glam posed in front of a day later! It was like kitten heaven on Hibben. Every yard had at least one cat chillin' in the driveway. We walked over to RB's Seafood Restaurant for dinner because we wanted to eat somewhere on the water. We were really disappointed when we got there and realized that you can't access the boardwalk from the back side of the restaurant. By the time we finished our meal it was too dark to look for dolphins, anyways. Next time we'll just plan a trip for brunch and then make our way to the park.

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2020

I spent a couple of hours trying to help Corey pick out her school schedule which was pretty much pointless because it's impossible to tell which classes are open or not until you get to your allotted time. It was at least good for her to experience the struggle first hand because it never really changes. Scheduling classes is the worst! Despite the disappointment of never getting the perfect schedule, at least there's the excitement that goes along with getting a few classes that you're really passionate about too (enough excitement to make you immediately want to go to bed).

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