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South Carolina blog! Well, it's mostly about the food = )

Monday, April 29, 2013

Seriously, if you don't want to see some really good food, I suggest you LOOK AWAY!

I'll give you a little info on the trip because I had a really great time. I am so blessed to have been able to take this trip with my dad too.

We left at 4am Wednesday morning and, including pit stops, it took about 13.5 hrs to get to Bluffton, SC, which I didn't think was bad at all. We got down there and my Aunt (dad's sister) took us to a great Mexican restaurant, Mi Tierra. My dad hates all food that isn't steak and potatoes, sooo... yah! Fortunately they also made pizza so that's what he had, weird right?!? I forgot to take a picture of any of it, but believe me, it was amazing!

Thursday it was 85 degrees and GORGEOUS! So we spent most of the day in Savannah, GA on River Street. So much fun! It's a street on the river with a ton of little shops and restaurants. We got to take the ferry across the river which was really nice and we didn't have to worry about the extremely limited parking. For lunch, we ate at "Huey's", which was home cooked Louisiana cuisine.

We were in the restaurant and the entire one side, was french style doors that opened to the street, it was really nice.

this was the pasta jambalaya that I had, mmmm...

this was my aunt's muffaletta with red beans and rice

My dad had a blacked chicken sandwich which he said was delicious. Then for dessert, we all had a bineight... yah, I don't know how to spell it, but it was the best misspelled dessert I've ever had!

*edit* a wonderful sparkfriend told me how to spell it - BEIGNET!

Friday we went to Beaufort, SC and went on a horse and buggy ride around the city. Our tour guide was fantastic and he gave a lot of great information. After we got back to town we went to "The Mellow Mushroom" for dinner. It was bar food in a really cool atmosphere. They had pizza, wings, etc, but the pizza was delicious! You all know how I feel about pizza. I ordered the house special which had 3 kinds of cheese, 3 kinds of meat, tomatoes, mushrooms of course, black olives, peppers and onions. I only ate half of the pizza, huge victory for me! It was a "personal" sized pizza, but it was still probably 10 inches across.

mmmm... pizza....

On Friday nights, my aunt's church opens it's doors to the Jewish community so they can have service. That night, they were also having a Holocaust Memorial service. It was very interesting, I've never been to a Jewish service. A lot of it was in Yiddish, but the pamphlets were written in Hebrew and English. I tried to follow along the best I could. It was a very touching memorial.

Saturday we went to Penn Center School. This was a school that was started by a plantation owners wife who wanted to educate slaves. It was a museum dedicated to the students of this school and the woman who ran it. There were a lot of photos, and really interesting artifacts. Then we went to see the remains of different buildings that had burnt down during the war.

For dinner, we went and had some REAL southern barbecue at "Jim and Nicks." Apparently, in the south, macaroni and cheese is a vegetable. I'm pretty sure my daughter feels the same way, lol!

This is a "fat tire" beer. It's every where down there and they're SO yummy! That little muffin type goodie, is sweet, and cheddary and garlicky all at the same time. So good!

this is my pulled pork, fries and YEP, mac and cheese!

Dad had ribs, and what he called, the best baked beans he's had at any restaurant.

To end our 5 day food fest, I mean, vacation, ahem... we ended the meal with chocolate pie. This was not like any chocolate pie I'd ever had. The chocolate was so thick and rich is was like fudge. The topping may look like whip cream, but it was no where near it. It was a wonderful way to end food fest, UGH, I mean vacation ; )

We left Sunday morning, around 5:45am. I had a fantastic time and of course it all ended too quickly. While I was there, I didn't care about the calories, I didn't care about the consequences of eating what I did. I just had a very memorable vacation with my dad. Which just so happened to include some fantastic food, so who am I to say no?!?
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  • SUMMER2203
    first of all, i am living vicariously through your food haha. second of all, later in life, you are not going to cherish that one vacation you had with your dad where you were obsessing about calories...youa re goign to cherish the one where you had a great, care free time. sometimes the best times with loved ones involve just letting go and enjoying yourself. good for you:)
    1756 days ago
    That is wonderful you had a great time. The pics look mouth watering thank you for sharing
    1757 days ago
    Glad you enjoyed your trip!
    1757 days ago
    Wish I would have been there. You deserve to celebrate by trying all those foods. You have accomplished so much and have had a roller coaster ride journey. Really proud of you. I hope to have some success after my knee surgeries. It will be nice to have little less.pain. If I can do have of what you have done I will be thrilled. I know I won't look as awesome as I am old as Katy says. Love us keep going mom
    1757 days ago
  • AME4IT
    Your food fest looks delicious - I remember all of the delicious, comfort food I had in Charleston when I visited over New Years. Few foods beat southern comfort.

    I'm so glad you had a great time with your dad. You'll treasure the memories for a lifetime.
    1757 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    I'm glad you enjoyed your trip. Spending time with family is priceless! emoticon
    1757 days ago
  • GABY1948
    The food looks amazing! I am so glad I wasn't there, I know I would have WAY overeaten! Thanks for sharing!
    1757 days ago
    Yes, here in the South, macaroni and cheese IS a vegetable. Lovely, isn't it?? Our family spent some time in Beaufort and in Savannah last summer. It is just beautiful in that part of the South.
    Next time you are down this way, check out Charleston. Of course, anywhere in the South is fabulous. Glad you had such a good time. Ya'll come back now, ya hear?
    1757 days ago
    Wow that looks and sounds awesome! I have never been to to SC but everyone says its slower, nicer, more relaxed. And now it sounds like they have amazing food too huh?!

    Glad you had such a great time and thanks for sharing!
    1757 days ago
  • STAY39
    Glad you had a great time! Food looks awesome- especially that pizza! And fries! I had forgotten what those look like! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1757 days ago
    Looks like you had a marvelous time and had some really yummy food! Good for you for relaxing and having a fun time making memories with your family. Everything in moderation, and you exercised that by not eating the whole pizza ;-)

    Tomorrow- back to the grind emoticon emoticon
    1758 days ago
    I'm so glad you had a great food fest, I mean vacation. Sounds like you and Mr. B had a great time!! Food looks wonderful!! But... tomorrow - GAME ON!!! You ready?
    1758 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    Looks like a great trip with some great food! Glad you got to do it with your Dad too! Good for you for not worrying about calories during the trip and being able to enjoy your vacation!

    We have a Mellow Mushroom and Fat Tire beer here and both are very good!

    Glad you were able to have so much fun and to make some great memories with your Dad!
    1758 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Sounds like You had a Memorable Vacation with Your Dad and Family. The Food looks Great and Very Yummy. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Great Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!
    1758 days ago
    I'm always happy when I see people enjoying their vacation and their vacation's meals guilt-free! A healthy lifestyle is all about enjoying life. And fantastic food is a part of life. We'll have time to get back to balance and moderation when the vacation is over.
    I enjoyed your blog. I hope all your vacations are as enjoyable and memorable as this one.
    1758 days ago
    Oh Holly who could say no to calories, I mean food, like that?

    Glad you had a memorable vacation with your dad.

    And now it's back to the real world. Back to the mindful eating and exercise. You can do it.

    1758 days ago
    The food does look awesome looks like you had an AMAZING Time!!!
    1758 days ago
    Ummmm YUM!! Looks like you had a great time!
    1758 days ago
    Sounds like everything a vacation should be...full of memories!!!
    1758 days ago
    Sounds like a wonderful vacation!!
    1758 days ago
    I'm glad you had fun in my home state! I live in Myrtle Beach. There is a Jim and Nicks not too far away from me - I have to try it now. And yes...macaroni is a vegetable here...this is part of my problem! Good ol' Southern cookin'. Everything is deep fried and covered in grease. And I LOVE IT. lol
    1758 days ago
    The food looks yummy!! Glad you had a great time & got to spend a memorable time with your Dad. emoticon
    1758 days ago
  • DAWNESS0404
    It all looks yummy! And yes, macaroni and cheese is a vegetable to us Southerners!! lol Looks like you all had a great time!
    1758 days ago
    We've been thinking about going to Savannah for our honeymoon! We have a mutual acquaintance from Savannah and he thinks we'd love it.
    The food all looks amazing. I'm glad you relaxed and enjoyed it.
    It's beignet btw LOL@ the best mispelled dessert I ever had!!!
    1758 days ago
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