Oh man, was it a rainy weekend in Charleston. The rain was solid and steady. I wore my rain boots more this weekend than I have in the past year.
But don’t even begin to think that it hindered our fun. We bundled up and played tourist (Ok, I guess it isn’t playing tourist if you are a tourist). I felt a little cheesy getting a carriage tour of the battery, but ended up loving it.
I’m becoming quite the history nerd and I could listen to stories of historic Charleston all day long. Oh, and eat. I could eat in Charleston all day long, too. And did.
We hit up Poogan’s Porch for lunch. Like many restaurants, it’s in an old building, rich with history. And full of delicious smells.
I went with one of the specials- brisket, asparagus and cheddar potato cake. I find you can’t go wrong with choosing a special, and this was no exception.
Our group had high spirits (and a few liquid spirits, too) and trudged through the rain. Mom, Hailey and I visited the aquarium.
It is a modest size, but a very good aquarium. I loved the outdoor sections with a full view of the river and the bridge.
They even have a touch tank! Hailey isn’t a fan of getting her hands dirty, so I wasn’t sure what she would think, but she dived right in.
So proud. We ventured over to Sullivan’s Island for lunch one day.
After all, we couldn’t pass up Poe’s!
Through tempted by their famous burgers, I opted for the mahi-mahi tacos, then went halvsies with mom and her burger. She’s great to have around for many reasons, but one of the best is that she’s always up for sharing food
Days turned into nights and Hailey found herself out to eat past her bedtime, which is incredibly rare for her. She wasn’t quite what was going on.
Well, Charleston is famous for its ghosts, so clearly every toddler needs to go on a tour of the haunted jail, right?
It wasn’t scary and she was fine, so no “bad parenting” looks, k?
The weekend wrapped up with a delicious breakfast. I begged everyone to come with me to Page’s Okra Grill in Mount Pleasant because I remembered it being fantastic.
My memory did not fail me.
Blueberry pecan pancakes and crispy bacon. Yessssss. Mom a got an omelet and again, we shared. It was glorious. Hailey ate bacon dipped in butter, and I promised my Aunt Lynn I would disclose it. How is that for a Munchkin Meal??
Breakfast filled us up and we hit the road. Hailey was asleep in 5 minutes. I think the weekend wore her out in the most wonderful way!
Girls weekends rock.
If I could choose one place to live other than where I am, it would be Charleston SC or Boulder CO. I can’t decide!
If you could choose one place to live, where would it be?