Friday - Mom, Gram, and I got much-needed pedicures (much-needed for me, anyway!) at Top Nails in Mount Pleasant and then we enjoyed some time on the deck at Red’s at Shem Creek.
Saturday - Gram & Pop, Mom & Dad, and Scott & I all checked out Park Circle’s St. Patty’s Day parade and block party. It was HOT out and my sunscreen didn’t really help a sister out. Oh well! This event was BUSY! Luckily, parking [30 minutes prior to the parade's start] was not a problem. Impressive! The food and drink choices were okay, the music was great, and the people-watching was FANfriggenTASTIC! And “what about the parade,” you ask? That parade was over in about 5 minutes. Kinda lame – sorry, it’s the truth.
Shout out to Charleston Animal Society’s adorable parade car!
Park Circle’s got NOTHING on Hoosick Falls in the parade department. [Dude, Hooty has a website...who knew?!]
We stayed for a few hours, then we came home and I napped for 2. Scott and I hit up Coleman Public House for dinner. Scott got his typical fav burger. I, sadly, cannot have the best.burger.ever during pregnancy (due to the goat cheese) so I finally tried their mac & cheese. OH CHEESUS…it.was.amazing. No wonder my friend Liz gets it to turn-that-frown-upside-down (and why it won “Best Coma-Inducing Skillet of Cheesy Goodness” in Charleston City Paper’s Best of Charleston 2012!!!).
A skillet of pure heaven
Sunday - I sabotaged church-going due to my chronic lateness and the paving on 526 (Scott hated me for a straight hour). Instead, we took advantage of the Customer Appreciation Day (aka – FREE admission) with Charleston County Parks and finally checked out Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park. How beautiful! We held hands, said some prayers, and sang some church songs terribly out of tune. I didn’t really make it up to Scott until I persuaded him do this (along with a non-negotiable “weeeeeeeeee!”).
Mad at me, no longer – how could he be?!
I loved this place!
What’s awesome is that the normal park fee is $1 per person. I am embarrassed that it took us a $2 discount to finally get our butts there!!! We WILL be back!
Next, we hit up THE BEACH at Isle of Palms before all of the storm clouds moved in. [Minus the $7 parking fee, thankyouverymuch. Consider us - TWICE appreciated.] It was gor-geous.
I hope everyone has been soaking up this beautiful weather!
WHAT A GREAT WEEKEND!!!
p.s. Question of the day: Do I allow myself to get sucked into this season’s Dancing with the Stars? We are HUGE Gavin DeGraw fans!!!
Beach Count: 68!
High Temperature: 82°