Saturday, November 14, 2009

Southern Comfort

I had a great time in South Carolina. The flight down was perfect. The weather was perfect. The company was perfect. The entertainment was perfect. The amount and quality of food I ate was amazing. An all around good vacation.
I got up at 3:30 in the morning last Saturday to head to the airport in Bloomington. I can't tell you the last time I was up and out the door that early. I was in SC by 11:00 a.m.! Nicole and I stayed in Charleston on Saturday night...right downtown. We ate at a couple of really good restaurants. Saturday nights meal was awesome. I even ordered ribs! And if you know me at all, you know I don't eat things on bones. These were amazing! Sunday, we took a horse tour around the downtown area and learned a lot of history. We walked forever and saw some amazing homes. We browsed through the market, got some pralines, went to Sullivan's Island and walked on the beach, and then took off for the Columbia area. I spent the next two days with Nic's family and we did some shopping, had some more great food (all I know is that we need a Firehouse Subs & a Five Guys burger place here), and went out with some of Nicole's friends that I'd heard so much about. Tuesday, the only rainy day, sent me packing back to Illinois. Good old Ida caused some disruption in my flight plans.
I was supposed to stay overnight in Atlanta.
All by myself.
To catch a plane the next morning.
Not me. I don't do that kind of stuff.
So, I forked out some pretty big bucks and found a flight back to Bloomington.
The problem?
My keys to the car were in my suitcase.
I checked my bag.
It all worked out in the end. I only had to inconvenience a few people. Zac dug around for an extra key. My dad drove it to Bloomington and left it in my car. I drove home and turned around Wednesday morning to go back and get my luggage. Ugh.
Luckily, I was completely refreshed from my vacation that I was able to handle all of these unforeseen circumstances!
I'll go back in a heartbeat...only I may drive next time!


The Hawkinson Gang said...

South Carolina and the people living there didn't want you to leave! Come back soon, I loved having you here!

Heather said...

SC is beautiful....glad you had a great time. I rather enjoy my solo retreats...and I actually have another one coming up. It helps clear the mind, I think....

Sarah and Kieran said...

sounds like FUN! :)
there is a Five Guys in Chicago if you are up in the city.....and that sub place is awesome!

Claire said...

Glad it all ended well!


Judy said...

Okay, now you're making me nervous about flying. We were going to try to fly out for Thanksgiving (Ryan's driving b/c of the Notre Dame the kids and I were just going to fly). But flying is never simple, although 14 hour car rides aren't so simple either.

I'm so glad you got to have some time with Nicole! Good friends can bring such healing!