Happy Monday ya'll! I'm back from our blogger weekend in Chaaaalston (yup, I've got my southern drawl going) and I am exhausted! I'm sad and happy to be back. Our weekend felt like it went by so fast. We did SO much walking, it's crazy. But I'll get into that more in a few minutes since I'm linking up with my travel buddy, Biana, for our weekend recap! Just as a warning, it might be a bit long... A lot happened in 3 days!
So obviously you know I was in Charleston this weekend with Amanda and Biana for a little girl's getaway. We all left Thursday morning and I was supposed to be the last to get there at 1:10 pm but I had some minor issues. I took Silver Airways for the first time and let me just say... Not impressed. Our flight was delayed by like 3 hours due to "mechanical issues" so I didn't get to Charleston until almost 5 pm. Luckily (or maybe not luckily) I didn't miss much since the girls weren't able to get checked in until right before I got there any way. We stayed at a new boutique hotel right downtown called The Spectator which was gorgeous (more on our hotel experience later this week)! Pretty much right after arriving we headed out to get food since none of us had eaten since breakfast.
We headed out to Hank's Seafood Restaurant for some good food, good wine and great company. Of course since I don't eat seafood I opted for the fried chicken and it did not disappoint! After dinner we walked around and did some sightseeing we headed up to Pavilion Bar for some rooftop drinks and amazing views of Charleston and the bay. Storm blew in so we headed back to the hotel and just relaxed for a bit before calling it a night.
Friday morning we woke up and enjoyed our free breakfast delivered right to our room before heading out for more sightseeing. After some exploring we headed to Husk for lunch for a farm to table experience but I don't think B was expecting the farm to table experience she got. Amanda and I ordered burgers but B got the salad and right away she noticed something weird and mushy in it. After handing it over to our very personality deprived waiter she got about half way through eating her salad before being informed the mushy thing was a baby caterpillar (um. Ew.) so I think that pretty much ruined her appetite. Can't say I blame her! After lunch we did more walking around, 8 1/2 miles to be exact, before heading back to the hotel and getting changed for dinner and meeting up with some other blogger ladies.
Saturday we headed our for brunch with some other lovely bloggers who weren't able to meet up Friday night at Poogan's Porch. I'd like to say this experience was insect free but sadly it was not. About halfway through our meal we heard this loud rattle like noise. After trying to figure out what it was ands where it was coming from, Jillian tapped on me and that's when I saw the largest locust I have ever seen. Naturally the majority of us yelped and scattered until little miss Shelby stepped in and squashed our assailant.
After brunch we did more sightseeing, this time via a horse drawn carriage since we had done so much walking the day before. Then we headed out to dinner to Taco Boy for some delicious Mexican food and a crazy adventure. We made it our goal to hit up every rooftop bar in Charleston so we headed to our last stop, Stars, for our last night out.
There is so much more I could write but this is already long enough and I'm sure you guys have either already read Amanda and Biana's recaps or are on your way there soon so I won't keep you any longer! Charleston, you are extremely hot, have way too many bugs and my week will be recovering for weeks but you were good to us and I can't wait to come back! And a special shout out to the ladies who met up with us! It was great meeting you all!