My days are all mixed up and I’ll have to keep looking at my calendar to remind myself what day it is. After a long weekend in Charleston I’m back to real life so today is my Monday, but on Tuesday. I had such a great weekend and I couldn’t have asked for a better trip to leave my twenties and enter my thirties so the day mix ups are totally worth it!
Oh yea, by the way, yesterday I turned 30!!!
I had envisioned typing up a post reflecting on my twenties and all that I’ve learned, but there are so many things and I don’t want to leave anything out. I’m still learning and growing and that is what I’m looking forward to the most in my thirties. I know a lot, but not enough and I am eager to learn more. Here are a few things that I do know for sure:
- Jerks will always try to make themselves feel/look better by making you feel/look worse. Don’t let them get to you.
- Always go with your gut! ALWAYS!
- Your opinion of you matters way more than others opinion of you.
Now let’s talk about my Charleston trip!
I am surprised I’m not in more of a food coma from all the great food we had. My main goal was to relax, eat, and enjoy having a long weekend and that goal was accomplished! As far as food goes I had a few favorites.
Saturday night we went to Amen. I had seen it mentioned on a list in Southern Living and after checking out reviews and the menu I figured it had to be great!
I started with the mixed greens salad with toasted pecans and a vinegerette followed by their shrimp and grits. Both were very good and filling.
The next day we went to Magnolia’s which I had been looking forward to all weekend. I had heard so many great things about it and they all turned out to be true. I sometimes worry about how hyped up a restaurant is, but in this case I don’t think Travis or I said more than 10 words to each other as we were eating. That’s always a good sign.
From right to left I had: Spring rolls with collard greens and tasso ham with peach compote, Blue Crab Benedict with mixed greens, and a side of grits. SO FREAKING GOOD!!!! Well worth the hype, believe me!
Eating isn’t all we did on our trip to Charleston. Saturday, after breakfast, we took out the hotel’s complimentary bikes and toured all of downtown.
It was nice to have our own little tour of the area and look around freely. Biking was really nice, but our hind ends could only sit for so long so we wrapped up our bike ride after a few hours and walked the rest of the day. Sunday we ran the Ravenel bridge once our brunch was good and settled.
The sky was a bit overcast, but the view was still really nice and made running five miles not so bad.
Typically I don’t think of exercise as part of vacation, but I’m so glad we were so active during our trip. Mostly because it was a reason for more ice cream, but also because it was an activity that let us see the city in a different way. We usually do something active when we’re out of town to keep us from getting bored. You won’t see us in a bar or club, so running around towns we visit is our option for fun!
Another fun part of the trip for me let me tap into my “girly” side.
I wear black to work so I really enjoyed getting dolled up each day. I didn’t go overboard and stayed pretty casual, but it was still nice being able to have a different outfit during the day to walk around in then dress up at night for dinner and more walking around. We did A LOT of walking, but I evened it out with ice cream every night!
It was the best long weekend trip and I can’t wait to start planning my next one!