Florida or Bust!

Family portrait on the Charleston Waterfront

Last Sunday was the day. The day we packed up all our remaining belongings and began our last morning as New York residents. We may have left a little later than we hoped, ok a LOT later, but we still managed to leave. In fact, our goal departure time of 1pm was missed by 7 hours.

Our first home together. Brooklyn, NY

The plus side of leaving so late on a Sunday night is that we managed to avoid all traffic in New York, Philly and DC! We made it to my sister’s place in DC in record time and were able to unload some of our packed van at my sisters. My sister started a fancy new role at her company which means she works nights so our next stop was over to her office for a quick visit. As you can see, she manages to look a little more alive at the ungodly hour we decided to get on the road again.

View out the windshield, somewhere in North Carolina

Our next stop was Charleston. We managed to snag a cheap hotel for the night so really got to enjoy our time there. Our friend Johnny was kind enough to show us around and show us a GREAT night at his restaurant – The Glass Onion. Our meal was full of countless plates of delicious soulful food. My favorite was a dish that wasn’t even on the menu – it was a ridiculous creation of crabmeat and polenta, toped with a friend egg – UNBELIEVABLE! Their menu changes daily and is dependent on whatever local ingredients they have in stock that day.

The next morning we went on a stroll around the town to get the pups good and tired before we started our last leg of our journey.

Getting ready to start our day!
The Whisk. One of the cutest coffee shops/bakeries I’ve come across. They make everything out in the open!
See the pastry chef in the background? She was making the most beautiful raspberry cake while we were there.
The entrance to the Market. I’ve never seen so many basket weavers. Apparently it is the state’s craft.
Beautiful walk at the waterfront

I’ve never seen dolphins so close to the shore before

If Jason and I ever end up back in the States, Charleston is at the top of our lists of places we could one day call home. We just loved everything about it.

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  1. “Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

    ― Mark Twain

  2. I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.
    Arthur Ashe