Girls Weekend In Charleston

by - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I'm back from a quick trip down South to visit friends, and while all vacations go by way, way too fast, we managed to cram a lot of fun and good food into our long weekend. (I'm actually pretty surprised I'm able to button any of my pants today.)

Here's a quick look at the weekend, mostly in pictures.

Saturday night we ate dinner at Poogan's Porch, where we all destroyed some delicious Southern BBQ. Nom nom these ribs and gouda, bacon mac and cheese.

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These ribs were to die for

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Rockin' our maxi dresses

Sunday started with brunch on the water at Fleet Landing, where I tried grits for the first time. They were....interesting...

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Followed by a trip out to Boone Hall -- probably best known because it was where they filmed some scenes in the Notebook.

Boone Hall plantation tour, where I heard someone use the term "War of Northern Aggression" seriously

In fact, these trees might look familiar.

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The plantation was absolutely gorgeous -- both the grounds and the inside of the house. I loved walking through the gardens and seeing all the flowers in bloom.

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We wrapped up Sunday with a long walk through downtown Charleston along the battery checking out the gorgeous houses on the water.

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We also stumbled across this really old and small cemetery where Charles Pinckney is buried. (If you need a brush up on your history he was a big deal in the Revolutionary War.)

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Monday was our more low key day. Kicked it off with a bridge run (more on that in another post), followed by some exploring of the USS Yorktown and wrapping up with a day at the beach and dinner at Hank's Seafood.

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The bridge

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USS Yorktown after our run

One of the most powerful things I saw in Charleston this weekend when checking out the USS Yorktown: The dog tags of the South Carolina soldiers who died in Vietnam.
Dog tags of fallen soldiers in the Vietnam War - definitely one of the most powerful things we saw.

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USS Yorktown

Beach > the office
Hello beach

Despite the weather being pretty cloudy, I still picked up some sweet sunburn from my run. I'm already rocking a nice racerback tan and it's not even May.

Charleston was charming, and I can definitely see why so many people like it in the South. I'm not sure I could ever live there, but it sure was fun to visit.

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2 comments

  1. Warren3:58 PM

    The Cooper River Bridge Run 10K is a wonderful Charleston event held late March or early April each year. Well run and great finish line party.

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  2. When you live there it does get really hot in the summertime. I have a brother who has lived there for over 20 years and he loves it. I like visiting him there.

    It is an incredibly charming and cool city. That's where we go for guy's weekends too, usually out to Folly Beach but we have also run the bridge before. Glad you enjoyed one of our Carolina Gems!

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