Thursday, March 3, 2016

Charleston Visit and the Gulf Coast 10K

So for my Mom's and sister's birthday presents, I set up a trip to Charleston, SC. Now we did a trip to New York a few years ago, and I whipped them all over that town with very little down time, so this trip we decided it would be relaxing with no real plans other than a couple of dinner reservations. We were off to a great start by getting some dinner and drinks in the Atlanta airport during our almost 2-hour layover...except that dinner never came and we had to walk out and get on this plane with no food.


Luckily, when we got to our hotel, they had a restaurant on the rooftop that was still open...and empty...with excellent music playing...you see where this is going, don't you?



Sadly, my peeps just sat at the table waiting for waitstaff to stumble upon us, but none did! Totally got away with it!


And it was a blessing in disguise that we missed dinner in the airport, because take a look at this: delicious burger with truffle parmesan fries - yum.


We found out the next day that The Watch was a hip, new restaurant that just opened - how lucky can ya' get? So I highly recommend The Restoration on King (which is actually on another street), because the rooms are more like condos with separate bedrooms and full kitchens...


although the main attraction are these crazy private balconies - huge!


You also get a complimentary basket of breakfast every morning! They have a menu to choose from, and some of the food came in these precious glass jars - fabulous.


So we did some sightseeing by the water...


and some historic cemeteries with pretty flowers...


and some pretty fountains...


and historic College of Charleston...


and the Joseph Manigault House.


But mainly we ate great food. This was at Cru Café...delicious and in a tiny old house.


And this was at Callie's Hot Little Biscuit for lunch one day - homemade pimiento cheese in a biscuit - yum.


And this was Eli's Table, which was our best meal, and also it was Ladies' Night so we got a glass of champagne and a rose after dinner. It was an awesome trip, and so much more relaxing and fun than that New York trip!


Oh yes, and I even fit in a little run around College of Charleston wearing my super-tight running shorts...


because the Charleston trip was closely followed by a 10K race!



I finished in 1 hr, 14 minutes, which isn't terrible considering that involved crossing a huge bridge twice! Robbie, I started to text you to come out and say hey that morning, and I think I ran by your water aerobics building, possibly, but we started at 7 AM so you may have been asleep. (No idea why they made the finisher medals with a Crimson Tide theme on one side, but it's a bottle opener, so I'll take it.)



And yes, you can see from Lulu's FB page that I wore the handmade fancy pants, which garnered 3 "I love your tights!" and 1 "Where did you buy your leggings?" That was from the overall female runner herself, who looked at me like I was an absolute freak when I said I made them. She was enamored by the contrasting legs, so I definitely have to make more.

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Alright, that'll suffice for now. Hope YOU'VE been enjoying life, too!

3 comments:

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Wow that is a lot of fun in such a short time.
Sounds like an awesome trip :)

Anonymous said...

Charleston is one of my favorite cities in the world! I love that place! AND I love your tights! I don't know what I'd do if my laptop didn't have an exclamation point!!!!

I was up and I would have come out to see you and cheer you on.

Robbie

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Thanks, Ann - Charleston is a great place!

Robbie, I should've let you know sooner! (Your exclamation points are contagious!) Dean was on call so Lucas and I just did a quick run-over for that, and I did a little picking up from the sewing weekend, then it was back to Mobile. If I run another one over there I'll give you plenty of heads-up....we may do a 5K here and then the Azalea Trail Run 10K next....gotta get in shape for the Tough Mudder next month!