I’m irritated at myself for how long it has taken me to blog our one week trip, so I can’t imagine how irritating it is to you!
The final leg of our trip begins in Beaufort, SC. I did a report on Beaufort, SC when I was in the 6th or 7th grade and I’ve wanted to see it since then. During the planning stages of this east coast tour, I knew that Beaufort had to make the cut!
At this point we had seen more harborwalks than you can count. But this one is so memorable because it was lined with those wonderful swings!
We had dinner at Panini’s and it came with a lovely view of the harbor.
The food was amazing, too! I’m still dreaming about that shrimp cheese steak sandwich that Scott ordered!
After dinner we wandered around until we found dessert! I asked Scott if he could have anything what he would want and he said a homemade ice cream sandwich. And lo and behold, we found one at this cute little sweet shop!
We also found a candy shop and loaded up on “souvenirs” for the girls!
For breakfast the next morning, Southern Living told me that we needed to find Blackstone’s Cafe and have their cajun shrimp and grits. No one does shrimp and grits like the low country.
After breakfast and a substantial amount of time in a used bookstore in Beaufort, we headed on to Charleston.
Asia taught us to love a good market. The sweet grass baskets were beautiful at this one!
We stopped in to Bakehouse for some coffee and a muffin.
After wandering the streets of Charleston for a few hours, we popped into this magnificent used bookstore. The had some amazing old books, including a signed Faulkner and a first edition Hemingway. I wanted to touch them all and Scott was afraid of me touching any of them. He kept saying, “Yes, its neat… just put it back on the shelf, please!”
We had lunch at a neat little market called Caviar & Bananas.
Still looking for something that tastes like the Manao soda that I miss so much from Thailand. This San Pellegrino Limonata will work in a pinch, but it’s no manao.
Our afternoon wandering led us to this little cupcake shop where we shared a smores cupcake. I wasn’t able to get a picture before I devoured it.
We finally made it out of the great state of South Carolina and on to our last official stop on our east coast tour, Savannah, GA. We weren’t in Savannah for very long because by this point, we were really just ready to be home, but we managed to work in a few neat stops and a good tour of City Market, River Street, and a bit of the Historic District.
I didn’t get too many pictures of Savannah because I was tired, y’all!
As we were making our way home, we decided to take a route that would allow us to avoid Atlanta. And we are so glad that we did because it led us to this peach! I’ve never heard of Lane Southern Orchards before, but it ended up being a stop that topped our east coast tour!!
As we were driving through Alabama, we decided to stop in Montgomery to see “our” old apartment. Scott took a job in Prattville, Alabama a few months before we were married and we thought we would be living there (in Montgomery) after our wedding. We went one weekend and picked out this gem of an apartment and Scott lived there with our dog, Max, for a few months by himself while I was finishing up grad school in Knoxville. Life ended up changing those plans so we never actually lived in this apartment together, but it was fun to ride by and see it!!
And that brings us to the conclusion of our trip where we ended up back in the wonderful state of Mississippi!! We were excited to be home, to see our “babies,” and to get settled into what life would look like during our time in the States!
Thanks for following along on our journey… and what a journey it was!