I'm sorry for posting this so late, but back on my spring break Jess and I traveled down to South Carolina to visit Aunt Cathy and Penny. And let me say we had a blast. We're ready to go back lol.
The trip down was as much of an adventure in itself. Jessica learned that I never eat in the car, and that rest stops need more of a warning. I swear the thing was hidden. Also this was Jess' first experience with the Giant Peach! I think it kind of scared her at first. Its really quite remarkable how dirty the thing looks and its just right off the highway. We finally arrived around 3 on Thursday. Once Aunt Cathy and Penny got home we began our weekend of spectacular meals! For our first night we had the Macorine Grill. Aunt Cathy and I found a deal where you got a salad, entree, and dessert for 10 bucks! After that we all headed back home and went on to sleep because the drive had worn us out.
For Friday, Jess and I slept late then finally got some break feast. Once lunch time came around I took her to one of my favorite places to eat, Atlanta Bread Company. We both had some amazing sandwhiches. And for dessert we grabbed a big danish and took it to Aunt Cathy at Furman. Since this was Jess' first time down there Aunt Cathy wanted to tour her around. We stopped by her office first and saw the server room. Yeaaaaaaaaaah its very big lol. After that she found us a golf cart and took us all around campus. I wish State could be more like Furman in having fountians and trees everywhere. I think the coolest part of the tour was when we walked into one building and i saw all these glass jars and snakes where in them! Finally Aunt Cathy showed us the rose garden, they weren't in bloom yet, but you could tell it was going to be really pretty.
After visiting Aunt Cathy we went to pick up Watchmen tickets for tonight's showing! Once everyone got home we all embarked on the adventure for Watchmen lol. For Jess and I it was an amazing movie. But the whole time I kept worrying if Penny and Aunt Cathy were going to like it. Espically the long akward scene lol. I swear it seem like it went on for 5 minutes. I just wanted to crawl out of my seat lol. Again we got home tired and headed on to bed.
Saturday was probably our busiest yet the best day. Jess' loves downtown areas of big cities, and Greenville has a huge downtown that the city has put money into restoring. It was a beautiful day too! We got down there and wanted to go eat at the Mellow Mushroom. To get there you we had to walk a bit. We walked through some of the best parks I've ever seen. They had waterfalls, rolling hills of grass, and tons and tons of puppies. Penny and Jess were having a puppy overload. We made it to Mellow Mushroom and it was really nice actually! I got a Cheese Calzone, while they got a special spinach pizza. It looked really good. Once we finished eating we traveled the downtown. I really don't think I can explain how cool this place was. Its somewhere you really need to visit. My favorite areas were the art area where you could walk in studios of artist and just watch them, and the old hotel that was completely marble lol. I loved too see all the old buildings. Jess went to a few shops, I think she really like the vintage clothing one. She bought a cool hat for winter and some new sunglasses that pwned all other sunglasses lol.
We stayed for a few hours shopping, getting milkshakes, and looking around till we decided to finally go. We stopped by Furman next to see the Japanese Garden and the actually building/shrine. The building was meant for a man who lived here for him and his family to be buried in. But he donated it to the school. They took it down in Japan and imported here and rebuilt the whole thing. It was a really cool building, and they were telling us they are planning on have the Japanese classes in it. I really like the garden too. I think i could have just sat there for the rest of the day lol. After touring the garden, it was time to make Jessica drive the Prisus! I don't think she wanted to but we got her too!!! She did an excellent job, but she doesn't know this yet....next time we're going to make her do it again ;-)
For dinner that night, I got to eat at P.F. Chengs for the first time. I had never had so much food in my life before. I think we could of just order one meal and we all eat off that. I tried the Mongolian Beef and really liked it. I also tried the the lettuce wraps. They were very good too. After dinner we stopped by Best Buy and Barnes and Noble and got a magazine with Rorschach! We were all really tired at this point, it was a long but exciting day.
Sunday was our leaving day, we got up and met Aunt Cathy and Penny at a special breakfeast place. Supposely they have some of the best pancakes in the world lol. And they do, I recommend the blueberry or sweet potatoe. After eating with them we started our travels home. That was our vacation in a nutshell lol.
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