Yesterday we had a wonderful time exploring the streets of a place dear to our hearts, Charleston, SC! During our early dating years Terry and I made frequent day trips. At the time we only lived 2 hours away, so it was easy to get in the car & go. Here we are in Charleston 6+ years ago at 18 & 16…
Now we are more like 3 hours away, so we haven’t made the trip in a while. When I found our friend Chris had never been, I felt like it was the perfect opportunity to go!
We left around ten and got in town ready for some lunch. I had done a little Googling to find us a fun place, and after seeing where Guy Fieri visited for his show, Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives, I settled on the Early Bird Diner.
It was a super cozy/artsy diner on the outskirt of downtown Charleston. The seating was spacious, but intimate enough to have good conversation. I struggled over what to get, because everything looked so good. (They had great breakfast options too!)
I ultimately decided on the veggie burger with pepper jack cheese and all the fixings plus fried green tomatoes as my side.
This was probably the best veggie burger patty I’ve ever had. It was soft and hearty, and the flavor was so good and didn’t have one specific flavor like “black bean” or “mushroom”. I asked the waitress what it was made out of and she told me it was a mix of black beans and black eyed peas plus other vegetables. Now I want to make my own with black eyed peas!
After sufficiently filling our bellies we took the streets of Charleston for some sight seeing and window shopping.
The weather was a bit nippy, but being in the sun was wonderful.
Charleston is a really cool town because it has a great mix of historic buildings/monuments, eclectic stores to walk through, and a super long market where local vendors sell their merchandise.
The picture above is me by the same fountain I got this picture at a few years ago-
It is always nice to be close to the coast- the water was so peaceful. It’s like an immediate sense of calmness overcomes me when I’m standing in front of it.
I am super grateful I got the day off from school to just be. Also glad to have married an adventurous soul like mine.
Where is your peaceful place?
Have you been to Charleston before?