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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Charleston, SC

At the beginning of August, Nick and I went on a little vacation to celebrate our 1 year anniversary and my birthday. It was much needed and I was so excited to blog about it when we got back. But guess what? Life happened and here it is a month later and I am just now getting around to it. No bueno. But I am making it up to you (and myself) and doing it now.

If you have never been to Charleston, you might want to take your palm and smack it to your forehead. Seriously. The city is to die for. I have been there before and I fell in love with it and so I was itching to get back there. My hubs had never been so I felt it was my wifely duty to prevent that whole smack to the forehead phenomenon.He is now safe thank.you.very.much.

We stayed at a place right in the heart of downtown Charleston called Market Pavilion and I wouldn't have had it any other way. The hotel was fabulous and we had great views of the streets below. The rooftop had a view of the ocean, a cascading pool, and a bar with the best food. We usually spent our nights up there with a few cocktails before heading out to walk around.

And walk around we did. Lots of it actually. That coupled with the fact that it was 100 degrees outside might have made me loose about 10 pounds (yeah right I wish). Mainly we checked out the houses, side gardens, little shops and boutiques, and we even went on a ghost tour. We did spend one day on the Isle of Palms and it was probably one of the only times I sucked it up and got in the ocean. I am pleased to report that I did not get eaten by a shark or some other crazy ocean creature (duh or else who would be typing this).

 See the pink house in the middle? It was for sale. I made my husband promise he would buy it for me. Wonder if he'll pull through on that one? I won't hold my breath :)
 Well, hello gorgeous.
 So, out of all the beautiful houses and gardens we saw while we were walking around, Nick found this beauty to be completely smitten with. So much so that this was his only request in the picture department. Men.
 View from our hotel overlooking the Charleston Market.
 Dinner for my birthday! Why absolutely! And I got my own personalized card and a dessert! Score.

 See that orb in the bottom right corner. The man said it was probably a ghost orb or something. My guess? Probably a speck of dirt on my camera lens.It showed up in every single picture I took.
On the way home we stopped by Biltmore in Ashville, NC. It is pretty expensive to tour but I will say that it was t-totally worth it. That place it ginormous and it took us probably 3 hours to go through the house alone. Not to mention you could spend another 3 to 4 just touring the gardens and then another 3 to 4 at the winery. It amazes me that the house was built in 1900 for around 10 million dollars. That is an INSANE amount of money for the time period and as I was walking through the house I couldn't help but think about what it would have been like to live in it back then; to go to balls in that house back then. I instantly thought of the movie Pride and Prejudice and it made me want a time machine. Someone needs to get on that asap.