South Carolina Vacay Recap (Part 1)

I got myself together and finally downloaded my pics from our recently week+ trip to South Carolina.

On the morning of the 4th, MG and I got up at 3 am (oof!) and were in the car and on our way at 4am (double oof!)

We listened to a book on tape (The Invention of Wings) for the majority of the ride. MG was a trooper and drove the whole way through. We made it to South of the Border around 10am (for those of you not familiar, this is one of the tackiest places along the east coast, and i's advertised for miles and miles beforehand) and stopped to pick up some fireworks. Let me tell you, the clientele here are....interesting. Especially at 10am.
But, when in Rome  South of the Border...

We made really good time and arrived in Charleston at our friends' place (who were getting married a week later) around noon. After hanging for a little bit, we put on our swimsuits and headed to a 4th of July pool party.
It was the perfect way to unwind after a day of driving (and being up so early).

After a day in the sun and a cookout at the pool, we went back to our friends' apartment, took a nap and got showered and changed to go out for the 4th.

We headed to a house party in the heart of Charleston with some of the people we'd met earlier at the pool party. We also ran into some people we met last year during our trip to Charleston.
And it wouldn't be a selfie without a friend being creepy in the background :)

Later on we all headed to a nearby bar called Closed for Business, home of Das Boot....

The night didn't go on much longer after the Das Boot had been consumed, shockingly lol

The next morning we grabbed a delicious brunch in Charleston, said good bye temporarily to our friends, and went to pick up our other friends (MG's best friend and gf) from the airport and make our drive over to Kiawah Island.
Yes, that turtle decoration has some little swimmie undies on....:)
We checked into our SUPER cute cottage on the island and then went to load up on groceries...along with every other person who was getting there that day. After about an hour of torture, we made our way out with our weeks' worth of supplies:

By the time we got back to the cottage, our friends (from the other night) had already arrived to check out the place and hang for the night. That evening we had our first gator sighting in the water by our place!
 We had dinner together and all played Cards Against Humanity (hilarious!) and some other drinking games way late into the night.

We all went to sleep to get ready for the next day which included one of the best brunches I've ever had.
I'll recap the rest next week since I've got some confessions comin' atcha tomorrow!


  1. Looks like fun times! Now get to the gator part! Lol

  2. i would be the creeper friend in the background of the selfie just so we're clear :)

  3. I stopped at South of the Border on my way from Florida to North Carolina. And you are 100% correct....TACKY TACKY TACKY!! I was really confused by it why the heck are you even here and who in their right mind would build you?! lol

    Looks like a fun trip so far! :)

  4. Looks like a fun trip...Except for the gator part. Eeeep!


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