caleb and i were in for a much needed break.
we had already planned a little getaway before our apartment fiasco,
and were debating whether or not to cancel our trip.
however, God's planning is much better than mine. He obviously knew we would need a getaway from our new box filled apartment and we decided to leave the mess & hit the road.
boy, were we in for a treat!
rain or shine. this trip was a blessing. we drove eight hours to charleston and of course, the first thing i did was find a spot to eat. after much research, we landed on poogan's poorch. it was down pouring when we arrived; however, this did not affect people's love for saturday brunch.
as we waited in the hallway of this yellow plantation-style home restaurant, i viewed the hall-of-fame for this restaurant. giada de laurentiis' signature particulary stood out to me, "bon appetite!"
yes, she was right.
caleb and i started our sourthern trip (in my opinion) the right way.
shrimp & grits for me and chicken & waffles for him.
i was in love. with first bite.
i must have been born in the wrong state. i can't believe i lived twenty four years without trying the savory sweetness of chicken & waffles or the bold chedder of chicken & grits.
if the rest of the day was a wash out. charleston already was worth the eight hour drive.
what they call rainbow row^^^
^^ look what i spotted. boy, do i love weddings :)
^^ secret garden?!?!
^^^ naturally, i loved this barn.
^^^ mom, you must have raised me in the wrong state.
^^^ a city market. charleston, you got me there.
thankfully, the day kept getting better.
what's better than a carriage ride on cobblestone roads with hot tea from a place called bananas and caviar.
until next time, charleston. you hold my heart.