I definitely didn't plan on taking so much time off from my blog, but I am happy to report I am BACK and I hope some of you didn't leave me for good :)
This past week we were on vacation with our college BFFs. Throughout college the four of us were inseparable.. Erin and I were roommates and Matt and Drew were roommates. And in 2007, both Matt & I and Erin & Drew got married. They have since had a little girl... the sweetest, cutest and best behaved baby ever! Our week with them was just like old times, all of us in one house. We have vowed to do a yearly vacation together, this was year #2 (last year was Colorado).
|Erin, Drew & Baby Claire (14 months)|
|Matt & I|
For our vacation, we rented a beach house in Folly Beach, SC, right outside of Charleston.
Before we headed down to Charleston, we had a group do the local Warrior Dash 5K. I just recently started running so I was in no shape to do a 5K.. plus someone needed to watch baby Claire, so I gladly volunteered and cheered everyone on. Maybe next year! I was so proud of everyone!
Our first day at the beach we went to Charleston and ate at Husk (this was my second time at Husk, I LOVE that restaurant. It's sooo good!)
I just adore Charleston and all the beautiful historic homes. I dream of having an old home someday (maybe not as old as the ones in Charleston..)
Cutest little girl ever, I love her!
Our beach house was steps from the beach and backed up to the marsh. It was so beautiful and relaxing (the only bummer.. the mosquitoes!)
The beach house was completely dog friendly, so we were able to take Char along with us.. Claire ADORED her!!
We spent the days at the beach and the nights playing cards and throwing back some cold ones.. it was so awesome.
We also visited a Charleston plantation which was very fascinating.
The outside of the plantation home was soooo beautiful. I LOVED the style of architecture and the black moulding with the brick. The original house burned down during the Civil War, so this house that we toured was pretty modest in terms of size (it was a guest house).
Pictures from the slavery tour..
It was an AWESOME vacation full of lifelong friendship, really good food, interesting sights and lots of relaxing/playing in the waves. I am back to work today, full speed ahead!!
In case anyone is curious, here are some links to our favorite places during our vacation:
Our Beach Rental - Unleashed in Folly Beach, SC (great location, super dog friendly, great size for two couples, and very budget friendly)
Charleston, SC Restaurant - HUSK (one of our favorites in Charleston)
Plantation Tour - Middleton Place Plantation
Folly Beach Food - We loved Taco Boy and Folly Beach Shrimp Company
Folly Beach Pier - We loved going to the pier and seeing fisherman catch (and release) sharks!