Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Charleston Recap!!

{Brace yourselves.... Picture overload ahead....}

We had a GREAT time in Charleston last week. Great weather, great food, great shopping!! I couldn't have asked for a better week to go. I love having a later spring break now, because that means warmer weather!

We decided to drive down so that little Perry could meet my mom and go to the beach for the first time. 

He did so well in the car! 

He hung out in the backseat (notice his new puppy bed!)...

He nestled his little head on Ben's shoulder just watching the road... 

For an 8 hour car ride with a 4 month old puppy, it was pretty non-adventurous. Besides the sudden hail storm in Tennessee on our way back.... Ugh

On Thursday, we went downtown for some shopping and lunch. 

Found a new boutique, Willy Jay's, with some cute dresses!

Went to lunch at the Market Pavilion. It was on the rooftop of the hotel and had amazing views of Charleston! 

Mom ordered the pizza, it was soooo good!

I love spending the day downtown just shopping and enjoying the atmosphere down there. 

We went to dinner Thursday night at The Boathouse on Isle of Palms. AMAZING. I ordered the Spicy Shrimp and Grits. If you ever go here, you MUST order this. I didn't get a chance to take a picture because I was ready to try it as soon as it came out!! It was soooo sooo good! 

Pictures at the beach after dinner... 

Friday was much more relaxing. We went out to the beach early and took Perry!!

He loved playing in the sand, but was not so sure about the water and waves coming up on the beach. He would back up really fast to avoid the water. I was shocked because he loves jumping in the puddles when it rains!!

The rest of the day was filled with laying by the pool, and some more shopping in Mount Pleasant. 

We went to a local favorite for dinner -- Crave. It never disappoints. Perry got to come along for this dinner outing as well. 

We enjoyed a few of these... 

and these...

Saturday was another relaxful day spent at the pool and just enjoying the weather!!

I am still catching up on laundry, my early bedtime during the week, and getting back to a routine. It was a short little trip, but a much needed one!! I love that you can hop in the car and drive 8 hours and end up at the beach. I can't wait to go back again sometime this summer. 

I hope everyone is having a great week so far!!!


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time!! I love all of your pictures!

  2. Great pics! I've always wanted to try Market Pavilion, and it looks like the food was delish! I'm glad Perry was good on the drive, and it seems like he had a great time! Crave is my favorite place to go; Last time I was down to visit Mom, we went for brunch and I got their Shrimp 'n Grits...so good! Glad you all had a great time!

  3. Next time you go... TAKE ME WITH YOU! :) Perry's such a cute little guy!

  4. So glad you had such a great trip!! My hubby and I were in charleston a few weeks ago and we loved it!! And your pup is adorable... Is that a goldendoodle?? I Love those dogs!! :)