Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial weekend...

We were able to get away for the long Memorial weekend. Plus we have our 5 year anniversary coming up, so we wanted to do something special. We go to go to Charleston, SC. It was just perfect! And so beautiful! It is such an old historical town.

We started each morning with a buffet breakfast at our hotel.  On the very top floor was a nice restaurant with an amazing view!

Saturday we headed downtown to the aquarium.  (we got a package with our room stay that included tickets!)  I love going to aquariums... here are the boys in the "rainforest"...

Colin was alert and watching everything while we were there.  It was really cute.  This aquarium had a lot of open tanks... and one section had pelicans and other birds out.  If you know me, you know I am NOT a bird fan... so it was a little scary for me!  haha 
Alligators and turtles:

There was an awesome huge tank that had many different types of fish... and one big shark!

We went to lunch after this, then decided to walk around downtown.  Charleston is sooo pretty!  There is a sidewalk along the water, and then there is this cute walkway beside that, it's in the shade.

It was a nice long walk... and the weather was so great!  Here I am with my boy!

There is a lot of cobblestone walks downtown.  I was nervous having the stroller, but there were sidewalks that we could use.  As you can see Garet enjoyed off roading with Colin:

We walked down to the Battery, and by this point Colin was sound asleep!  I was in awe of all the gorgeous houses!  They were so pretty!  I was so tempted to knock on the doors and ask to look inside!  I just love houses/floor plans!

I loved this one with the flag...

There are still real cannons everywhere.  

When we got back to the hotel we changed and headed to the pool for a bit!  Colin LOVED it!  He was kicking like a pro!  And boy does he like to splash!  His little hat was soaked!

Sunday we loaded up and headed to Folly Beach!  It was so nice!  Hot, but nice.  The beach was so big, so even though there were lots of people, it didn't seem too crowded.  And there was so much shoreline!  We got a big tent a few weeks ago, and I'm so glad we did!  I couldn't imagine Colin out in that sun!

Randomly we found out that one of Garet's good friends, Amber, was also in town visiting a girl they went to high school with!  So she found us on the beach.

We went back to the pool that afternoon, then had a wonderful dinner downtown.  There is so much to see and do - we crammed in as much as we could!

Monday we headed back home.  It was Memorial Day so we all wore our red, white, and blue!

I've always gotten very emotional on Memorial Day.  I am just overwhelmed with all the men and women who are serving our country.  Every Sunday before Memorial Day our church recognized everyone that has served, and is serving and every Sunday I am in tears with emotion. 
This Memorial Day is even different.  I now have a brother that is serving our country.  I am so proud of him!  So, it is even more emotional, to say the least!

Happy Memorial Day!

3 comments:

Lacey said...

Looks like fun! I've only been to Charleston once on our 8th grade trip and I'm realllly wanting to go back!! Looks beautiful!

P.S. I love houses and floorplans too! Haha!

Anonymous said...

Awww, honey...it looks like ya'll had a fantastic weekend..I love love your pictures, and yes, became emotional as well..love you and can't wait to see y'all. I told Suzi you were coming!
xoxo

Missy said...

Oh I love Charleston! It's gorgeous!
We drove right past your new home this weekend, on our way to Wilmington. When I saw the Whiteville sign, I remembered that's where yall moved to. Hope everything is going good for yall in the new city.