|This was NOT taken with my phone :). |
I snapped this last year.
Saturday had only a small agenda: Folly Beach and shopping! I wanted to show mom one of my favorite spots in the world, a beach on the barrier islands off the coast with one way in and one way out. I've been to beaches all over the US, and even a half dozen in the Mediterranean, but there's something about Folly Beach that enchants me. We didn't stay long - it was July 4th weekend after all, and I believe everyone within a 1200 mile radius was in Folly that day :).
So we had a little walk, I showed her around, and we had lunch at the Lost Dog Cafe - a MUST visit if you're down there. (I think the last time the dude and I were in Folly for a long weekend, we went there 3 times!:) Excellent brunch and stellar sandwiches. Oh, and there are dogs everywhere! Well, pictures of them, that is. It is dog friendly though, so bring your pooch and sit on the patio if you've got one.
After a quick trip to the slow-paced life, we were recharged and ready to hit the outlet mall. I'm usually so unenthused with outlet malls lately, but Charleston's was actually pretty good! We shopped 'til we dropped, which was a lovely way for mom & daughter to catch up. She got her new Coach and I got new workout gear! Dinner was at Mellow Mushroom downtown on King. There's nothing like a good pizza to replenish body and soul!
|Does it get much better than this???|
Sullivan's Island light - it's a triangle! It's so accessible, you almost miss it. It is surrounded by a fence though, so I'm not sure what it takes to go inside. But, we were happy just to marvel at it from below. And of course, about 2 football fields past it, is the beach! I guess I'm a pretty terrible tour guide for Charleston, because I know nothing about this lighthouse. Something military related?? I could look it up and spout off some facts, but we all know Google :). Here's a fact for ya - it's awesome!
After that, home sweet home :).
Currently listening to: Friendly Fires