vacation, all we ever wanted

Last week, Jon and I took a little vacation that I’ve been jokingly calling our Baby Moon, because it’s likely the last vacation we’ll ever take, just the two of us. We went to Charleston, SC, where we lived for the 3 years of Jon’s residency, to visit friends and favorite places and just relax. It was perfect. Those who know me well know I’m crazy about food, and we basically planned our whole trip around what we’d eat, when, matching up people we wanted to see with places we wanted to eat. We ate SO GOOD. And our spirits were fed as well when reconnecting with people we love.

It’s hard to put a finger on exactly why we love Charleston. In some ways, it’s obvious– great food, great beauty, the beach. But in other ways, I think it’s because it’s where we went and struggled and survived on our own as a married couple for the first time. Jon worked crazy hours. I worked jobs I sometimes hated. We didn’t know anyone. I hated it at first. And then we thrived, and for that, it will always be a special place. Here are some highlights from a fabulous trip*:

Actually visited this old favorite TWICE.

There was one day of perfectly warm weather, so we spent it at Folly Beach.

12 week twin bump shadowed on the beach.

Followed by dinner at Taco Boy. Fish tacos! Too bad I couldn't have a margarita!

 

Jon really enjoyed his Mexican Street Corn.

We checked in on Rainbow Row and strolled around downtown.

We checked out Middleton Place plantation. The house is gone, but the gorgeous view it had remains.

One day, we'll be able to make the twins take pictures of us. Until then, this will have to do.

One of the plantation's goats wanted to be Jon's bff. It was trying to climb out of the pen to get to him.

And on our last night in SC, I got to try a restaurant I've been dying to try for over a year. The wait was worth it!


*You can thank Jon that I’m not sharing the tens of photos I took of trees. I’m a little obsessed with gnarled live oaks and giant moss-draped magnolias.

 

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