Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Museum Weekend with Mom

My mom was in town this weekend, and we had a great time (Sorry, Dad! He had to work and couldn't make the trip.)!

Saturday started like every other one of recent weeks: Callie's HLB and the Farmer's Market.  (Spoiler: There was a huge line at HLB this week, so I actually took a bunch of photos and can't wait to FINALLY share my favorite breakfast and late night spot with y'all soon!)  My mom looooved Callie's (who wouldn't?!).  After that, we walked the few blocks, across Calhoun, to the waterfront to board the boat for a Fort Sumter tour.  We have been to Fort Moultrie countless times, but when my mom brought up Fort Sumter, we thought a cool boat ride in the middle of a summer day sounded perfect.  To be honest, it was a lot like Fort Moultrie, but the views were wonderful, and I learned a lot about the Fort and Charleston.

Returning on the boat, we started talking about the SC Aquarium next door, so we made that our Sunday adventure.  If you follow me on snapchat (megatronnn27), you probably already know this, since I posted a few too many videos of my favorite animals.  Come on, they were so awesome!  I was really impressed with the aquarium.  They didn't have the big whales or dolphins that my hometown Mystic Aquarium has (apparently it's illegal in South Carolina for them to be "on display"), but there were tons of fish, sting rays (we got to feed and pet them!), sea turtles, (my favorite) moray eels, and otters as well as non-traditional aquarium animals like snakes, lemurs, a bald eagle, and parrots.  I loved the aquarium and definitely want to bring friends who visit back in the future!

On top of all that, while my mom was here, she made us SO MUCH AMAZING FOOD.  I kept trying to tell her that it was her vacation, but you know how moms are!  Homemade pasta sauce (recipe coming soon), meatballs, stuffed shells, and devil dogs.  Oh man, food heaven!

Only a couple of months until we're back in New England for a weekend and get to see her and my dad again :)

I hope you checked out my sponsor, Amanda's guest post yesterday! There is craziness going on with this blog and not only is she kind enough to be hosting a giveaway this week, but there are also another day left of Amy's giveaway!

Now onto this week: last night (yes, like 5 hours after my mom took off), my bff arrived in Charleston for a week.  Last fall, she was here for a week for my birthday, and we did SO MUCH, and this time will certainly not be any different.  I'll be around, but please excuse a bit of blogger silence :) Have a great week, everyone!

20 comments:

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Looks like an amazing time with your mom, and it sounds like she cooked so many yummy dishes for you guys! My mom does the same thing when she visits, and I have to yell at her to relax and enjoy vacation! Silly mommas! That aquarium looks like so much fun, and I love how the gator is giving the side eye. You guys are too cute, I'm glad you had a great trip. Now it's time to enjoy quality time with your bestie - have fun <3

BLovedBoston said...

So glad you had a wonderful time with your mom!! I think their visits are the best because it's like your home again, but they are in your new home!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Emily said...

Callie's! Yummy yummy. One day I'll stop commenting on all your delicious Charleston food choices ;)

Are you from Mystic, CT?? I knew you were from New England. We were just in Mystic (and Waterford and Guilford) for a family wedding!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

The older I get the more I enjoy spending time with my family. Looks like you and your mom enjoyed your weekend!

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
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Nichole C said...

Looks like a great mom/daughter weekend!

Robin said...

That is a strange law; I have lived in South Carolina for my entire life and never heard of it. I wonder why those animals can't be "on display", but zoo animals can?

christina @ the new mrs said...

What a great time with your mom! It stinks your dad couldn't come but that girl time must have been the best! How sweet she made you so much food - that will be delicious to enjoy!

Jillian Manesh said...

im glad you had fun with your mom! that's kinda nice that they dont allow dolphins or whales to be held in captivity in the aquarium in sc! i didnt realize that. jealous of your HLB trip! i really need to go there more often. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Carly Messmer said...

Family visiting is always the best. It looks like y'all had a great time! I heart Callie's hard, I can't wait to see that post.

xo, Carly - soak and simmer

Rebecca Jo said...

...those alligator eyes gave me the creeps..... going to show up in my nightmares

Gillian Ellis said...

Looks like you had so much fun! It's always so nice to be a tourist in your own town!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

looks like you and your mom had a great time! that's great about it being illegal to have dolphins / whales on display, wish the rest of the country was like that. have fun with your best friend this week!

Jen said...

I'm so glad you had this time with your Mom! What an awesome experience. :)

Andrea H. said...

We enjoyed our time at Fort Sumter when we visited in July. Neat place! Lots of history to take in! And I absolutely love that photo of the alligator! :)

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

What an amazing visit with your mom! Yay for Callie's! I want one right now! And how fun is the aquarium?! Next time I'm there I'm going to go out to Ft. Sumter!
<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Katie Elizabeth said...

What a perfect weekend! And those devil dogs? Can you send me some? They look amazing!! Have so much fun with your BFF this week! :)

Jenny @ Creatively Blooming said...

What a great visit! I love when my parents (or just my mom sometimes) come out to visit! And wow - Fort Sumter. How COOL is that?!?!?!?

Jen said...

We loved visiting Fort Sumter on our honeymoon. I agree great views and so much history. We didn't hear about the aquarium, but we will just have to add that to our list the next time we visit. Hope you are having a great visit with your BFF!

Jen said...

We loved visiting Fort Sumter on our honeymoon. I agree great views and so much history. We didn't hear about the aquarium, but we will just have to add that to our list the next time we visit. Hope you are having a great visit with your BFF!

Macy G said...

It's so awesome to have your mom there, and then your best friend! Have a fun week!

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