Bald (ing) Rock

Ah yes... After approximately 1.5 weeks of being at home, we got cabin fever and ran away to the mountains of North Carolina for part of the day. I was getting anxious to see mountains before our trip to Wyoming later this week, so it seemed as good a time as any to get out and get some fresh air. 

It was raining as we drove up to the top of the mountain. An excellent time to sit in the car and take a nap! ;) 

But, the rain moved on, leaving gloomy, foggy skies and lots of misty rising from the rocks and hills.

After Bald Rock, we drove up the rest of the mountain to Caesar's Head. Gorgeous views, as always.  

Little day trips like this are always such a blast. It gives Aaron and I a good chance to just talk and relax without the distraction of phones. The added benefit of course is seeing what scenes lie just beyond our doorstep. 

Charleston in the Fall

Charleston in the fall is one of the greatest Southern locals to chose from. My husband's family and I l spent one day exploring the city and showing off what beauties Charleston and Mount Pleasant has to offer.

We did some new stuff, but it was a total hit. Of course, we ended up missing some vital parts of the city but by the end of day, we just wanted to sit somewhere comfortable and sleep.

We started the day off on the ferry to Fort Sumter. While we'd never been there, I'm pleased to mark that location off our bucket list, but I don't think it was the best use of money/time. Overly expensive and after thirty minutes, we were getting a little bored. Don't get me wrong, it has a fascinating history, but there is only so much to see on the tiny, little sand bar the fort was built on.

I love this bridge. I'm hoping to to run the Cooper River Bridge run this next April and finally run across it. Ambitious? VERY!

 Boats next to the Yorktown.

Approaching the fort. See how tiny the sandbar is? 

Low tide. 

Hitting up the boardwalk for a post-lunch walk. Lunch at Vicerys and it was quite good. Not stellar, but good. 


Incoming shrimp boat. I'm always reminded of Forest Gump when I see these. 

Not pictured: 

Shopping on King Street. 

Ice cream from Ben and Jerry's. 

The Market. 

The five Starbucks we visited. 

Lunch at Vickerys.

Places we missed: 

The Battery.

Hymans (a tradition. I've hit it up nearly every trip to Charleston.) 

The Pineapple Fountain.