Monday, May 12, 2014

one year

On April 25th, D and I had been dating a year. 
A whole year! 
It is still hard to believe sometimes. 

We decided instead of buying each other presents we would take a weekend trip instead. 
We went to Charleston, SC and it was a perfect weekend. 
The weather was perfect, the city was perfect, & of course, the company was perfect. 
Bridge to Charleston
Our first stop was of course Chipotle. 
I love that D indulges my Chipotle obsession. 

Then we went to Patriot's Point
Patriot's Point is a maritime & naval museum. 

It houses the following decommissioned vessels:  
USS Yorktown -- CV-10 aircraft carrier 

USS Clamagore  -- GUPPY III submarine

USS Laffey -- DD-724 destroyer

Just a little insight to me, 
I love anything military, history, or airplane related. 
So, Patriot's Point was a big hit! 
D was such a trooper because we walked around that place for 4 hours
I literally took 110 pictures. 
I promise not to share them all. 
My favorite part was, of course, the flight deck. 


There was also the Medal of Honor Museum. 
It was a great reminder of the sacrifice and bravery of the people in our military. 

One of my favorite pictures of the whole trip

Saturday, we explored downtown Charleston for about 9 hours. 
After walking around Patriot's Point for 4 hours and then walking downtown Saturday for 9 hours our feet were killing us. 
But it was so worth it. 

We found our absolute favorite place to eat in Charleston ... 

I definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Charleston. 
We ate lunch there Saturday and then went back for brunch on Sunday. 
And the desserts were DIVINE. 
Philly Cheese Steak  
Eggplant, Prosciutto, & Mozzarella on Ciabatta 
Blueberry Croissant & Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

We walked through Charleston City Market and looked at all of the great booths. 
I did not buy anything but I was tempted a few times. 

Random Downtown Charleston Pictures: 

We stopped by Pearlz Oyster Bar. 
D really wanted to get some oysters while we were in Charleston. 
I hate seafood of any kind so I was just happy to have a place to sit down for a couple of hours. 
I am not much of a drinker but I did get 2 drinks while we were there. 
Pearlz has a great atmosphere. 
Another place we would both really recommend. 
D said their oysters were great too, 
if you like that sort of thing. 

We then walked down to the pier. 
We sat on swings and watched the sunset. 
I am telling you this guy is a keeper :) 

We were both exhausted, so we ended the night by eating at a little hole-in-the-wall pizza place. 
It was just what we needed after walking around all day. 

Sunday, we stopped for brunch at Saffron before heading home. 
And it was a necessity to try different desserts. 
Heaven in a Cup
Baklava & S'mores Bar 
I have already been teasing D about making the first anniversary too good. 
He has big shoes to fill to beat this weekend on our next anniversary. 
And I really like the no present thing, as long as we get to explore a new place each anniversary. 

I definitely recommend Charleston to anyone looking for a great place to visit. 
It reminds me a lot of Savannah, just a tad bit cleaner. 
We will definitely be going back. 

Linking up with Leeann @ Join the Gossip!


  1. Yummmm that s'mores bar! I have learned so much about how cool the Carolinas are through blogging - I would love to visit one day! My husband and I tend to prefer experiences for gifts, too. Far more long lasting than just a thing.

  2. Congrats! I can't believe it's been a year :)

    What a fun anniversary getaway. You're seriously making me realize how I NEED to get to Charleston soon.

    Thanks for linking up for MMG!

  3. Man, that looks like an amazing trip! I'm drooling over all the food (even the oysters, I love me some shellfish :))

    Congrats on one year!