I decided to go away for awhile and I set my sites on Charleston, S.C. As many of you know, Charleston is beautiful and expensive. It is a solid place to go to eat well, enjoy the beach, and reflect on life. I found myself doing all three with great ease. I'm unsure when I plan to return, but it will be sooner rather than later. Read More to Continue.
I left Charlotte in the early morning hours on Friday and arrived in Charleston around 10am. My first stop was for some food at the Hominy Grill. This place is a bit of a tourist trap but has it has a right to be. I got a chicken biscuit, some grits, and iced tea. I wasn't in the best of moods going in because it took me for fucking ever to park. Charleston really isn't a fun place to drive around while looking for a place to put your ride. I eventually found a meter spot and walked a few blocks. My mood improved greatly as I consumed my meal, and I thank the staff for their hospitality. I decided to see the sites for a bit before heading into the Southend Brewery. The inside of this joint is pretty impressive. If you haven't seen it, you should. I went with a pretty random choice when it came to my drink selection, a Pina Colada. It was cold, and delicious. I had three. At $8 a pop, they better damn well have been good. I wasn't all to pleased with having a $24 bar tab after three drinks, but then again, I was treating myself. From the Southend Brewery, I went to the hotel. The Mills House to be more specific. Not a bad joint...and has a great patio on the rooftop. I could probably sit out there all night drinking beers and listening to the sounds of bustling Charleston on a Friday night. I didn't stay however. I took a drive out to Folly Beach for some rays. After paying $10 just off Ashley Rd. to park, I walked toward the ocean and found a relatively uncrowded spot to post up. Not being one to travel with a bunch of beach shit, I spent $25 to rent a chair and umbrella. Seems steep because it is. Shit. Anyways, the ocean was inviting enough so I went in and let the warm water wash over my pale skin. There is something about the vastness of the ocean that greatly appeals to me. I returned to my expensive-ass chair and passed out for a few hours. I woke up after the tide surrendered to beach and I made my way back to the car. At this point, the sun had defeated me and I was ready to call it a night. The following day I spent mainly boozing. I visited Brick, Tommy Condons, and Mad River. All three were different but alright in my book. I was a little confused by the fact that they kick everyone out at 1:30am instead of 2am, but I guess that is just the S.C. way. Overall I had a great time down in Charleston and would happily return. If you're looking to escape for awhile, I recommend going there.