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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Our favorite place ever

Feeling melancholy this morning.
Remembering a trip from last summer.
June 12th to be exact, in Charleston, SC
Is it really March already?
I have only seen my husband sporadically since August,
and it has not gotten any easier.
Last year we had the most fun during
Our 10th anniversary trip
...and I am really ready to go back!

Church bells rang every 15 minutes as we sat outside on our private hotel balcony window to hear the bells, watch the people, and just take it all in...here's the view from our hotel room in the morning.

Just across the street we ate the loveliest breakfast outside on Poogan's Porch. The restaraunt is supposedly haunted, but that only added to the charm. Chris had shrimp and grits, I had the best eggs benedict with country ham, and we shared mimosas. It was slap-ya-momma good.

After breakfast we went walking down King St, stopped in the cutest whimsical boutique, and I bought a ridiculously expensive candle. "Tomato plant" scented~It was the perfect combination of random and awesome! Chris said it was "so Heather".

On our walk back to our hotel we turned down a random cobblestone path and found an old cemetary nestled into the sweetest park. You could not tell where one ended and the other began, you just got the feeling that it had been tucked back there forever. Artists were hidden in the foliage, painting the spanish moss in the afternoon light. I found an old bench, and Chris took pictures.

This picture is like a Charleston version of Where's Waldo Heather? The trees were so beautiful.  

Then we could not resist asking a stranger to take a picture of us To-Get-Her in front of this old, yellow church.  Strangers in Charleston are so nice!

Later in the afternoon I had a surprise for Chris. I took him to a park to see the oldest tree in SC. The Angel Oak is over 1500+ years old and is located on John's Island, SC. It is thought to be the oldest living thing east of the Mississippi River~It is amazing to think about how many hurricanes it has survived through.  I had never been there, but I knew this was the sort of thing Chris would just love. We were not dissapointed.


To put it to scale...another Where's Heather pic. Hint: That's me in the brown. ;)

I made Chris close his eyes as we drove down the bumpy dirt road that led us to the park.
He was amazed when we got there.  

He said it was the perfect surprise.
We were tired and sweaty, but we were also very happy.

Have I mentioned once or twice that Charleston, SC is our favorite place ever? ;) I want to go back soon.
Although, we are not hitting the road to Charleston, Chris IS coming home for a long weekend TODAY! <3


Lisa said...

nice!!! looks like a great time. :) yay for LOVE. :)

Foursons said...

Charleston is gorgeous that's for sure. I'm sorry you're having such a hard time missing hubby.

Together We Save said...

Ow - those trees are beautiful. Looks like you had a great time!!

karlie and brett said...

That place looks gorgeous, just like you two! Hurray for a long weekend...Im so happy for you! Lets talk soon!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Beautiful pictures...and a great blog...Having a sleepless night in Shreveport, so thought I would blog hop....Enjoyed my stop here...


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