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 :)
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!