Thursday, October 27, 2011

South Carolina October

There really is nothing like Autumn, especially in the East. After hanging around Lexington a few days after LJ and TB's wedding (Thanks Krebs fam for putting up with the lone pregnant woman after all the festivities!), I took off to Anderson, South Carolina to party it up with my momma, sister, Perryn, and my aunt Karen who came for a visit. If I hadn't been in such a hurry to see my family I would have stopped along the drive from Lexington to Anderson to snap a few shots of the beautiful colors in the mountains--truly stunning.

On Thursday evening, Mom, Karen and I went to an event that Sarah's work puts on each year. She works at a home decor shop called Twigs in Greenville. It's an adorably unaffordable (at least for the unestablished, still in college, starting a family type) shop that makes me wish I were more creative. We had a delicious dinner and learned a trick or two about decorating! It really was a blast.

Momma and Aunt Karen enjoying the delicious turkey and cream cheese wraps!

Sarah teaching us how to decorate Christmas trees.

Sweet bow day I'll own that much ribbon.
Friday we travelled an hour and a half to reach beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. If you've never been, please make it one of your stops. It's full of fun galleries and delicious restaurants. Despite the craft fair weekend crowds, we had a great time checking out the shops. I even learned some great tips from checking out so many art galleries!

Lunch at Mayfel's: Momma and Me
Beautiful Grove Arcade with fun shops.

Sarah and P

Chocolate Fetish: Walls of Chocolate goodness...does it get anybetter?

Chocolate Fetish: Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtles...mmmm.

Chocolate Fetish.
Because of the crowds in Asheville, we ended up driving back to Greenville for dinner and after a pretty crazy wait at The Lazy Goat, went to High Cotton for a late dinner instead. It was scrumptious.

On Saturday, a day we had planned to travel to Asheville again, we decided to hit up Greenville instead due to all the traffic in Asheville. If you've never been to Greenville, SC, I beg you to go there. It's a beautiful city that has a niche for everyone. Karen, Mom and I strolled around downtown checking out the art galleries, ate lunch at Falls Park, moseyed through a few shops and finished up with a stellar dessert dinner at Smoke on the Water.
Mom and Karen hanging around downtown.

A studio we went day, one day.

The block where all the studios and galleries were. I want.
Falls Park, Greenville

Falls Park, Greenvilee

Liberty Bridge: It swayed!

It was so beautifully green, the leaves had just started to turn there.

Falls Park, Greenville

Dinner at Smoke on the Water

My Meal: Blueberry cobbler the size of my face. Totally finished it (with a little bit of help).

Such a quaint town.
After all the walking and window shopping, we were all pretty worn out. Sunday was a relaxing day of lounging and reading finished with a fabulous dinner at Sarah and Perryn's (thanks Perryn for a great dinner!). Emily Baggett (O'Sullivan) even came from an hour a way to visit! It was so great to see her!
Em and Em: Friends since infancy
The next morning Karen headed out early to Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Mom and I started our trek back to Lexington. It was a fabulous weekend. Thanks to everyone who made it so much fun!

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