Yeah. So vacation ended well over a month ago, and I’m just now doing this. Oh well.
Here’s part 1, the Tennessee adventure portion of the trip.
This was seriously an amazing trip. As I prepped pictures to put on this post, I almost cried looking back at how fun this vacation was for our family…coming immediately after the boys’ busy baseball seasons ended, it was just what we needed. It was the perfect combination of relaxing and fun and sightseeing, and Charleston is a gorgeous city that I’d love to see again (sans kids, as there’s so much history to explore that we didn’t get a chance to see). Plus, it was the boys’ first trip to the ocean, and man, did they ever love it!
Luke: “This is the most fun I’ve had in a long time!” after being on the beach for 2 hours.
We ate a ton (see our favorites below), played at the beach as much as our skin would allow without being painfully burned, collected hundreds of shells, and saw some cool things (Fort Sumter, the Charleston City Market, several beaches).
The pictures tell the best story, of course, so here they are.
Our favorite restaurants, for future reference or if you visit (also – we ate hushpuppies at LOTS of places and didn’t have a bad one!):
*Page’s Okra Grill…everything was AMAZING except a bland sangria. We loved this place!
*A W Shucks – great food, awesome atmosphere, mediocre service. Matt had oysters here for the first time and was a fan!
*my absolute favorite, Hominy Grill. Everything about this place was excellent. We ate there on our last night in Charleston, and I’m so glad we did. By far my favorite meal of the trip. (PS…if you click over to their site, Luke at that biscuit with chicken and gravy that’s pictured on their homepage. It’s called The Big Nasty!)
*Isle of Palms beach lunch favorites: Luke ‘n Ollie’s (great pizza) or Joe’s to Go (sandwiches)
I can’t wait to go back someday!