Monday, October 16, 2017

Weekend Things

Happy Monday! This weekend, we had Mike's dad and grandma in town, which was a perfect opportunity to do all of our favorite touristy things. While Mike's dad has been here for a couple weekend trips to see us, his grandma hadn't been down since we move and hasn't seen Charleston since probably the 1990s. Picking me up from work on Friday at lunchtime, we headed over to Sullivan's Island for lunch at Home Team and a look at Fort Moultrie. Since they got up at 4am to get down here, they stayed back to relax while we went to watch the season kickball finals at the minor league ballpark. How cool is it that the teams get to play on the baseball field? Unlimited beer (for players and spectators) is an awesome bonus, too!
Saturday we headed to Johns Island to tour the Charleston Tea Plantation with stops at the Angel Oak and Baker & The Farmer, the cutest little new dairy and bake shop on Johns. This spot seriously deserves its own post soon - the chocolate ice cream and homemade waffle cone were perfection! Of course, we brought a few cookies home for that night, too. Dinner was our favorite Southern staple, Hominy Grill, followed by a few rounds of Sequence.
Sunday morning, Mike made sausage gravy and we spent time at Magnolia Gardens. After (my favorite part) the petting zoo, we did the nature train for the first time and saw tons of gators. After brunch at Mex 1 (another post I need to write soon!), we took a drive around Kiawah to show Grandma the beautiful beaches and homes.
We had the best time with them here, and the weather was equally as fantastic!

9 comments:

KellPow said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend!

BLovedBoston said...

How fun that you got to show Mike's grandma around! I haven't been to a petting zoo in years, but I love them! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

It has to be so much fun getting to take family and friends around your city when they come into town! The tea plantation looks like so much fun!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Love when family comes to town, and we have an excuse to do all the fun touristy things. Now I'm totally craving ice cream <3
Green Fashionista

Missy said...

It is always so fun to be a tourist in your own city when friends and family visit! Glad y'all could cram in so much!

Julie said...

Fun weekend!!

Rebecca Jo said...

Dont you wish every weekend was like that - full of family, beautiful weather & fun adventure!

Jen said...

It's so fun taking guests around to do things like this. :) Looks like you all had a great time!

Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis said...

Always fun playing tourist in your own city and showing guests around even better when you live in a beautiful place like Charleston with so much to see and do!

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