Labor Day Weekend in Charleston
Is it acceptable to do a weekend recap on a Friday?! We spent our extended Labor Day weekend in the Holy City and spent the majority of our time eating our way through the town. Rob's parents are relocating to Charleston for the next couple months (maybe permanently!) and are currently renting out a beach house in Isle of Palms. Always up for a getaway, we crossed our fingers that we could squeeze in a trip. Erin was already planning to go for Labor Day so we were thrilled when the timing between moves worked out perfectly for us to join.
We flew into Charleston on Friday and settled in. We walked around downtown and had dinner at Low Country Bistro. Saturday was spent soaking in every minute of the return of college football. We had a little tailgate complete with Cane's and watched the UVA game (for everyone else) then Hokies play (for me!). I am so excited football is back and was pumped to see a VT win! We had drinks at Bay Street Biergarten to catch the end of the Clemson-Georgia game. We just couldn't get enough football!
Sunday, we relaxed at the beach all day and grabbed a late lunch at Poe's Tavern in Sullivan's Island. Although there was quite a wait, the Black Cat burger (topped with chili and pimento cheese) made it worth every second of the wait! Everyday we tried to squeeze in a PiYo workout to even out the amount of cheese grits consumed. It was fun getting everyone involved in our workout routine!
We had brunch at Poogan's Porch on Monday which lived up to its rave reviews. The fried pimento cheese was unbelievably delicious! Afterwards, we took a harbor cruise to see Ft. Sumter, USS Yorktown, the gorgeous mansions in the battery, and a ton of dolphins. It was a great balance of fun and information for me. (I am not a huge history buff and have a short attention span when it comes to museums) Afterwards, we drove around looking at houses and then grabbed margaritas and tacos at Taco Mamacitas.
Brunch on Tuesday was probably my favorite meal of the entire trip: a Big Nasty/Charleston Nasty from Hominy Grill. Oh my gosh that sausage gravy was to die for! For any Bravo fans, Whitney from Southern Charm was eating in Hominy Grill at the same time. Of course, we had to snap a sneaky (err...creepy) picture!
We had a great trip and I'm glad we were able to spend time with them before our move.