Monday, July 25, 2011

Guess Where We've Been!?!

That's right - we returned this afternoon from a weekend getaway to sunny South Carolina! Friday we drove to visit our dear friends Matt and Jen Wheeler in Columbia, SC. Ellie was dressed and ready for her first trip to the Palmetto State!

After a relaxing Friday afternoon and evening at the Wheelers (watching le Tour go over the Alps d'Huez of course) we headed to Charleston Saturday morning. WE LOVE CHARLESTON!! Seriously, it is one of our most favorite places. We daydream about having a summer home there someday....maybe just an annual rental....who knows.

I don't know if we like Charleston more for the restaurants or the beaches, but luckily we visited both on Saturday. First we ate lunch at Taco Boy!

Ellie was excited to have her first official visit to Taco Boy (though I guess technically she was there last summer during our week-long vacation when I was 5 weeks pregnant)

After lunch we went to Folly Beach. It was a totally different experience from being at the Cape, but I think Ellie had fun! It was super windy and there wasn't a cloud in the sky, but it somehow didn't feel too hot! We had a really nice umbrella and chairs that Ellie slept under most of the time we were there.
We played with her in the water a little bit, but unfortunately I didn't take any pictures, I stole the above from Jen's blog. (I did take a little video with our flip camera, though)

Then for dinner we went to Poe's Tavern on Sullivan's Island - best. burgers. ever. anywhere. I had the Annabelle Lee (as did Pete and Jen) - it's a hamburger with a crabcake on top with this remoulade that is to die for. Matt had the Tell Tale Heart - a hamburger with a fried egg on top. The burgers can be a bit large to navigate the initial bite, but it's totally worth it.

Sorry about the backlit image, but check out Ellie's reaction to the waving flag behind Pete- she was enamored!
AND Jen and I were totally rocking the 'beach hair' :)

We drove back to Matt and Jen's after dinner and Sunday we just hung around the house. We watched the final stage of le Tour whilst eating blueberry muffins (the official breakfast of le Tour for the Coon Pit alumni) Then we were sort-of out of things to we had a little photo shoot with Ellie in her bathing suit that wasn't really beach appropriate.

How cute is that?!?! Jen received the bikini from a co-worker to give to me when she told her she was coming to Kentucky for my baby shower. It cracked us up -- Ellie had no shortage of precious faces!

So that was our little mini-vaca! Ellie was a great little road-trip baby - she slept the whole way down to South Carolina and had a pretty good trip back to Kentucky today. We had such a good weekend with Matt and Jen and feel so lucky to have friends with whom we can spend the weekend! Especially friends who are only a couple of hours to the beach! Thanks so much guys - we had the best time, can't wait to see you again soon!


Tammy said...

just adorable :) the pic of her in the SC onzie - what is on Pete's shirt? Looks like a toy truck heading into the toilet HA!

Redhead Runner said...

It's an AT-AT Walker drinking from the toilet.

Pocket said...

O - M - G!!!! That bathing suit and sunglasses pic is priceless!!!!