Friday morning Trevor and I left our boys in the capable hands of my mom and sister and headed out for our night away in Charleston. We were SO excited! This was the first time I’ve left Brody overnight and the only time I’ve left Knox other than when I was in the hospital for Brody’s birth. Obviously, it’s been a while since we’ve gone away alone together!
Of course, we picked a great weekend to go walk around outside when it was over 100 degrees the whole time, but we’ll just pretend that wasn’t the case. We got to Charleston around 11:00 and were too early to check into our hotel, so we just parked and walked around. We needed to find something to eat since we were starving to death because we were so excited to leave we forgot to eat breakfast (us=nerds), so we walked around until something struck our fancy. We ended up at SouthEnd Brewery, and it was so cool- the center of the restaurant was a big brewery and the whole place was very industrial looking. I had a kick-butt sandwich, it was a pot roast hoagie with a bbq jus for dipping, and holy cow, that sucker was awesome!! I enjoyed my French fries which I normally can’t eat because fried food makes Brody angry. I also had a cocktail with lunch- I felt like such an alcoholic because I was SO looking forward to drinking, but it’s just been so long since I could go somewhere and order a drink that I really enjoyed it!
After lunch, we walked around the market, which they’ve re-done the interior of since the last time I was there.
There are more air-conditioned sections and LOTS more ceiling fans, so it’s a much more comfortable shopping experience now. I love seeing all the vendors and window shopping at the ridiculously expensive sweet grass basket tables. One day if I’m rich maybe I’ll buy a tiny one, but until then, I’ll just admire them from afar! I swear, a sweet grass coaster is $75, but they do take a while to make by hand!
We were so stereotypical and talked about our kids the entire time- every little shop we’d duck into, we’d see something Knox would love or something that reminded us of Brody. We did get Knox an adorable wooden turtle toy at a cute shop- the turtle is made so that it walks down this little wooden ramp and it’s so neat. Oh, and Trevor tried on a really stupid hat. I’m so glad he doesn’t read my blog often because he would yell at me for sharing such awesome pictures of him!
By the time we could check in to our room, we were pretty much dying of heat stroke, so we were thrilled to walk in to an ice-cold hotel room! We haven’t stayed at The Mills House since our wedding night, so it was great to reminisce and see the spaces where our own reception was held. Staying there was a great choice!
After we chilled out (literally) for a while, we walked around again, this time down King Street. I got to go to Pottery Barn, which thrilled me to no end, since I have never been in the actual store, only shopped it online. I bought fake pears, which Trevor still calls apples, and I love them! We then trekked back to the hotel, sweating and complaining all the way, and took showers before heading to Tommy Condon’s for dinner. We had all-you-can-eat fish and chips. My stomach was VERY angry with me for the rest of the night, but my goodness, it was awesome!
Then we went to bed at 9:45. Sorry, but we were really tired. Let me tell you, ten hours of sleep? GLORIOUS. Although, it was not uninterrupted sleep, considering Trevor woke me up at 3 a.m. to tell me he was thirsty. “Gah, I am SO thirsty!!” he proclaimed, as he very loudly scooped slushy ice out of the ice bucket and made himself a cold Sprite. “Man, I really was thirsty!” Gee. Thanks for sharing, Trevor. Thanks for sharing.
The next morning, we walked across the street to Poogan’s Porch for brunch, which was amazing.
How stinking cute are their menus on a clipboard?!
I didn’t take a picture of my food because I ate it too fast to pause for a photo op. Every bite I ate was swoon-worthy, I had a little breakfast sampler thing with sausage gravy biscuits, and Trevor had breakfast shrimp ‘n grits with blue crab gravy. Uh, yeah. It was insanely awesome. Then, we checked out, got a maid to let us back in the room because I forgot my phone charger (… and my nursing bra… too bad I didn’t remember that until this morning!!), then we drove to Isle of Palms before we went home.
Aren’t you glad I’m giving you a play-by-play of our entire trip?? Okay, good. Thought so. We got back home around 4:00, whereupon my sister hugged both of us for returning. She is never having children after this weekend, or so she claims. I kind of believe her, though. Knox was running constantly and Brody sucked on her shoulder. Apparently, that’s all it took to thoroughly exhaust and disgust her into remaining childless for the rest of her life. Bwahaha! Both kids were fine, though, and didn’t miss us too much. Trevor and I have decided to go on a date night away at least every two or three months. My sister wishes us good luck on this venture and has not volunteered her babysitting services again… at least our moms like babysitting overnight (I love you, Kayla!!).
As nice as it was to get away, we were thrilled to come home and hug our little boys tight. Those kids make life happy. And in case you were wondering, Knox loved his souvenir! It’s getting lots of love.
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