Tuesday, October 16, 2012

4 years

Nathan and I were happy to get away for a few days last week. We left Nashville on Wednesday night, made a pitstop in Johnson City, and decided to go to Charleston. 

It was on a total whim, and we just about blew our budget going. But that's what life is about right? Doing things with the ones you love. Making memories. Not taking yourselves or your bank account too seriously...

After months in a city that is in fact very flat, a mountain was just what I wanted to see. 

We stopped in Asheville, for same tasty Noodle Shop noodles and then, of course, to the french Broad for coffee and the best macaron I've ever had.  Then it was back on the road for a few more hours to Charleston. We had no reservations, no plans, so we pulled into a "hotel" area and started making phone calls. We decided to splurge and stay at the super hip Aloft hotel. 

elevator tiles full of liquid that moved around where you stepped.
The only downfall to this trendy hotel is that I guess it doesn't appeal to my generation to have bath tubs. So that much anticipated bath time will have to wait...probably until Thanksgiving - at my parents house.

The next morning we spent a while just walking on the beach of Sullivan Island. This seemed like a perfect place to grab a few friends and rent a house in. We will be coming back to you Sullivan's Island!

Afterwards, we did the whole historical downtown Charleston thing, but at our own leisure. Strolling down King street and over through the open air market. Grabbing some ice cream and searching for probably an hour for a restroom (hint: go in a hotel and act like you're staying). We guessed the value of every home on rainbow row and pointed our our favorite details. We talked about how fun it'd be to have a boat and which ones we liked out in the bay. Basically, quality time!

And when we wore out we found a good grassy spot in the park.

It was a wonderful trip, and I'll always remember being spontaneous on our 4 year anniversary. 

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