I'm back from my anniversary trip! We had an amazing time!
We went to Charleston, SC for the weekend which is where I actually lived until I got married. We stayed in a hotel downtown and spent the weekend dining, shopping, and going to the pool.
We stayed at the Hampton Inn in Charleston's historic district. We chose this hotel for the following reasons:
a) Location. It was within walking distance from everything we wanted to do. Downtown Charleston parking is really competitive so we wanted to be able to walk and not have to move the car.
b) Price. We wanted to save money so that we would be able to do more things downtown rather than blow our budget and have to spend the weekend in the room.
Well... we got what we paid for!
Enter room number 1. Yes. Number 1.
When we first got to the hotel and went to the lobby to check in, we noticed it was warm. And humid. On our way up to the room we passed some people in the hall talking about how hot it was. So when we got to our room and it was a little warm, we didn't think anything about it. So we suffered through the night. Chris and I slept with no covers at all and tried not to touch each other.
After a very hot shopping trip the next day, when we got back to the room, and it was hot I lost it. We called the front desk, and they sent someone to come look at the AC. Turns out it was broken. So they moved us to a different room and gave us a complimentary upgrade.
Enter room number 2.
This room was much bigger, and while it was cooler it was still warm. But we were grateful to be in a better situation than we were.
The next morning we were packing up getting ready to leave. I was looking underneath the bedskirt trying to find a clip that came out of my hair the night before.
And THIS is what I found.
Yea... please don't ever stay there! EVER!
The rest of our trip was great though! Luckily we hadn't planned to spend that much time in the room anyway :)
On Saturday we went to lunch at La Hacienda. We love our Mexican food!
Then we hit King Street to do some shopping. King Street is where all the boutiques and great shopping are in Charleston.
Simply beautiful. For those of you who don't know, this is where a lot of the movie The Notebook was filmed!
Saturday night we went and had dinner at Bubba Gump's! Chris and I have a collection of their glasses. Their glasses have the name of the location so we're trying to get as many as possible. So far we only have Charleston and Honolulu.
After we ate dinner we went back to the hotel and cut our year old wedding cake! And let me tell you, it was pretty darn good. Because I'm super cheesy and corny, I made us feed each other the first bite like we did on our wedding day :)
On Sunday, our actually anniversary, we headed home. But not before stopping for lunch at California Dreaming! It's one of my favorite restaurants. It's in an old civil war fort and has an amazing view of the water while you eat.
After lunch we went by my parent's house to pick up our furbabies and visit for awhile.
When we got home, I was really excited to see that the present I got Chris for our anniversary had come in the mail! I didn't order it as early as I should have. My present from Chris hasn't come yet, but it's ok since I was slack too :) I got him a set of personalized collar stays since he has to dress up for work. These are from Lisa Leonard Designs. We both loved them!
I'll show you what he got me when it gets here!