As you all know, my parents sold their house, packed everything up, and moved their lives down to Charleston. That’s awesome for me because now when I drive home to visit, it’s only three hours instead of eighteen. It also gives me an excuse to visit Charleston more.
Early this morning, I drove down to visit them for a Thanksgiving weekend.
We took them to my favorite breakfast spot, Sweetwater Cafe on Market Street in Downtown Charleston. It’s right off of King’s Street. My mom ordered herself a big bowl of grits! I’m not a fan of them.
I ordered a farmer’s omelet with bacon, wheat toast, and fresh fruit.
Once I find a breakfast spot that I like, I stick to it.
After breakfast, we walked around downtown. I showed my parents the Market.
We went into a cute cafe, Carmella’s, to get cannolis and coffee. Actually, we needed to use the bathroom and felt bad, so we bought something.
They were delicious. I wanted to go there last time I was in Charleston but it was closed.
We visited the Pier and walked around all the fountains.
The weather was perfect and this is what winter should feel like. 60 degrees? I’ll take it.
You can hardly see it in the picture, but there is a navy ship in the background. My parents met on a Navy ship in Italy 30 years ago in Italy.
We stopped at Charleston Candy Kitchen for Gelato. Last time, I had the coconut flavor and it was unbelievable. This time I got the pistachio and it was pretty good! Not as good as the coconut though. I may have spoiled myself with so much Waxhaw Creamery pistachio almond ice cream that nothing can compare now.
After our gelato, we headed to the wine store and picked up some drinks to watch football. My mom made us some leftover Thanksgiving plates and we put ourselves into more food comas. I’m so tired that I’ll probably be in bed by eight tonight. I plan on waking up early for a good run!