Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Charleston

I have been meaning to write this post but a little thing called vertigo got in the way. My sweet boyfriend got me Rascal Flatts tickets as one of my birthday presents. On top of that, the concert was in Charleston...so we got to have a fun weekend getaway!
On our way out of town, stopped to get cheap gas and a fountain coke zero so I knew this was going to be a good trip! We made it to Charleston (thanks to my new GPS from Mike), checked into the hotel and then of course did some shopping.
Mike picked a great place for dinner...Old Village Post House. AMAZING!!!


After dinner, we headed to the concert. One of our favorite past times is "people watching" and man was this the perfect place. Jessica Simpson was the opening act and I decided singing just wasn't her thing. She just didn't do a very good job and was very uncomfortable on stage..maybe I'm being too hard on her but oh well.
But the Rascal Flatts made up for her poor performance. They did an awesome job and its the best one of their concerts I have seen.
Keeping with my true grandma fashion, we left the concert and headed back to the hotel to get some sleep :)

Sunday, we went to Seacoast Church and it was such a fun experience. I have been wanting to attend a service there for a while now but haven't been able to. The Pastor didn't let us down and had a great sermon on Heaven. (the church was huge and amazing might I add)
My relatives live right down the street from the church, so we met them at their house then headed to downtown Charleston for brunch.
Mike got to meet Andy, Kara and 2 of their 3 kids (Meredith and Colin). Jay is a freshman at Wake so he couldn't join us. We had a fabulous brunch/lunch complete with mimosas and bloody marys!
After we said our goodbye's, Mike and I got on the road and headed back to Charlotte.
It really was the perfect birthday present!

5 comments:

Lora said...

I hope Mike liked the concert too! I am surprised Jessica didn't perform well, I like her country CD :)

Emily G. said...

Bloody Marys - gross!!! Sounds like you guys had a great trip though!

Lynn said...

Wow, I am SO jealous for many reasons: You went to Charleston. You saw one of my favorite groups, Rascal Flatts. You ate at a fabulous Charleston restaurant. AND you went to one of the best churches and listened to one of the most inspiring pastors!! Awesome!! Man, I miss that place!

Lynsey and Brian said...

1- Glad you are feeling better!
2- Brian and I went to the Rascal Flatts show in Winston. And I'm with you on Jessica Simpson. Perhaps it is live performing that isn't her thing.
3- I love Charleston! So jealous you went.
4- Ran into Vicki and Whitney at Target! Whitney and I are going to have drinks one night. Wish you were here to join us.

Lauren said...

Sounds like you had an awesome time BFF! And some great planning by the boyfriend :)