If you missed my earlier posts about our Charleston trip, click HERE and HERE to get caught up. I hadn’t planned on taking 3 posts to share our weekend trip, but I had so much that I wanted to share in case any of you are looking for some things to do in Charleston.
On Saturday, we started out at a local spa in Summerville. April and Mary decided to get massages, but I opted to sit it out since I was trying hard to stay within my budget. It actually worked out for the best because I was too burnt to have actually enjoyed it. The sweet owner of the Illumina Spa gave me some lavender cooling mist to help while I was waiting for the girls. Both April and Mary raved about their massages, so I think it’s safe to say that it was worth the money they spent.
After the massages, we headed down to Charleston so we could take our Carriage Ride through downtown. We walked up to the red barn and saw all the beautiful horses and carriages, along with a few random chickens and mules. But, nonetheless, it was still a barn and had the scent to match. One thing that struck me was the cute lanterns hanging down from the barn ceiling. It would make for a cute touch to a rustic barn style wedding. My picture does not do it justice.
We boarded the carriage after a short wait and were introduced to our tour guide, Tyler. He did a great job showing us the sights and adding some humor. The city of Charleston is so beautiful though, that he could have been silent and I would have still loved every minute. My memory card was getting full because of all the pictures I was taking.
Once the carriage ride was over, we headed back out towards Summerville and stopped at the Outlet Mall in North Charleston. It happened to be tax free weekend and each of us got a few things. I was super excited to find a sundress at the J.Crew outlet store for $24.99! If you know J.Crew prices, that is a fantastic deal!
We weren’t able to stay at the outlets for long, as we had to get back to change for our dinner back in downtown Charleston. We decided to splurge on Saturday night with a good meal at High Cotton. It came highly recommended by numerous people and it did not disappoint.
We started our meal by splitting the Domestic Artisan Cheese Board. I opted for the Bibb Lettuce Salad and the Lowcountry Boil as my meal. The other girls ordered the lamb and pork chop. We were all so pleased with our dishes, so you probably can’t go wrong with any of the items on the menu. We ended the meal by splitting the Southern Pecan Pie. It was by far the best piece of pecan pie that has ever crossed my lips. I’m salivating just thinking about it.
After we stuffed our faces, we made our way back to Summerville and ended the night with a movie. We also made sure to get a picture with our lovely hosts for the weekend! We did our best with the timer, but this is as good as we could get!
We also had so much fun visiting with Christina and her sweet family. Her children were a delight and so much fun. Her youngest daughter reminded me to much of Savannah. I missed Kevin and the kids a lot, but it was a much needed time to recharge my batteries and enjoy some of my close friends.
We’re already thinking, Where to next?
If you have any suggestions, let me know!