4.01.2015

Views & Brews Part I

Greenville, SC

It's rare that I just do a pure recap of our trips, but I feel like this is a special occasion since I went to visit Cassie, a fellow blogger, and her husband, Peter, in Greenville, South Carolina! Cassie and I have been friends for a few years now, and the last time I went to Greenville was for her wedding in 2013. It was less than a 24 hour trip, so this time we did Greenville (and the surrounding area) the right way!

Before I got to Greenville Cassie and I talked about me writing a Sights and Seats post about my favorite place in Greenville. Sadly, we totally spaced on taking photos of the million things we ate. So instead, I am recapping our "views and brews" while visiting in two separate parts in order to keep with our intended theme. Today we are focusing on "views."

We arrived late on Wednesday night, so the festivities didn't start until Thursday.

Thursday morning I woke up early for a quick run and then we headed out for brunch at Tandem Creperie and Coffehouse in Traveler's Rest. After eating far too much (more on that in the next post) we headed up into the mountains towards Asheville, NC.

Once we enjoyed the AMAZING drive to the top, we stopped an overlook to explore a bit. It was COMPLETELY foggy so we couldn't see much of the landscape, but we had fun exploring and taking photos anyways.






After leaving the lookout, we headed out to Looking Glass Falls where we got to see a waterfall. It was so beautiful and the sun even came out for us!

Looking Glass Falls

The waterfall was the last "view" on Thursday. That is, if you don't count the amazing drive home through the mountains.

On Friday, we got off to a slow start and enjoyed some wonderful french toast with local honey. Then, we headed downtown and explored a bit. We had to check out The Liberty Bridge and surrounding area because it's just beautiful. Even though it was supposed to rain most of the day, the rain held out for us and we were able to walk around a bit more downtown.

Downtown Greenville, SC


Thankfully, Cassie shares the same obsession with Mexican food that I do, so other views of the day included some awesome Mexican food for lunch before heading to Methodical Coffee (more on this later too). As if we hadn't already had enough food, we then went and got gelato at Luna Rosa. So tasty.

Friday night, we met up with some of Cassie and Peter's friends for dinner at Trappe Door where I had the most AMAZING duck. I think this was my favorite meal the entire weekend. Since we can't seem to not eat for more than 2 hours, we headed to Coffee Underground where we had coffee and dessert. Including the most amazing cheescake and strawberry cake.

Saturday morning I headed out for a long run, where I proceeded to get lost. Thankfully, I got lots of different views of Greenville, including some of the super nice neighborhoods and some of the strip clubs. Woot woot. My 8 mile run turned into 9. OOPS. After this failure, Cassie and I headed off to Southern Culture to have brunch with Kaitlin. They had a bloody mary bar, so it was basically the best brunch. Sadly, I'm now realizing we didn't even get a photo together.


After brunch, we went to play board games at Local Cue (more on this later). Cassie kicked our butts at Life (the game, y'all). Oh yeah, and we ate more. Then, we headed off to church. It was so nice to see where Cassie and Peter went to church and to worship together. The night ended with a late meal and an early bed time since we had to leave the next morning.

As you can see, we saw a lot of different "views," even if most of them were inside eating establishments. I'm not even ashamed.

Come back Friday for Part II on "brews!"

post signature

37 comments :

  1. That waterfall is amazing! And that tree behind the last picture of you and your husband? SO cool, reminds me of something out of a Disney movie or something lol. I have to draw the line at the Bloody Mary though, we refer to them as Caesar's here in Canada and for the life of my I can not acquire a taste for them, yucky.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This sounds like the best trip ever! My sister lives in Highlands, NC which is about an hour from Ashville and the waterfalls there are breathtaking; reminds me of your pictures! Can't wait to read more!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love this post!!! Can't wait to see tomorrow :)
    Reading this made me want to rewind time and enjoy all the views (and the food) all over again!
    Once again, I vote for you moving to Charleston NOW!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the waterfall picture...and can I PLEASE have a Bloody Mary?! Sounds SO good right now! I love all your pictures and can't wait to read the brews part.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm reconsidering our friendship right now....

    ReplyDelete
  6. Small world! It was really a great trip!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I know, I want to come back!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I never say no to a bloody mary.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip to Greenville! It's one of my favorite cities, and I miss living there. Luckily many of my friends are still there, so I get back to visit often.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Beautiful photos! Looks like a fun place to visit!

    ReplyDelete
  11. You were so close to me!!! I'm only a 1.5 hour drive from GVL. Call me next time - I'd love to come up and say hello!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. You're lucky! We will definitely be going back again :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I want to go!!!!!!!! That looks SO pretty! I love a good hike too!

    ReplyDelete
  14. It was so perfect! You'd love it I'm sure

    ReplyDelete
  15. The place looks amazing and it sounds like you made the most out of it! I love the waterfall but the misty, foggy views are kind of fantastic.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Aren't they? We had so much fun taking photos in the fog!

    ReplyDelete
  17. This looks like a gorgeous place! I think my favorite was the tree with all the roots just because it's not something you see all the time. Plus the fog added a wonderful dimension to the views and pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  18. This sounds and looks beautiful, especially that blog mary there, holy moly! Also, that tree root, wow! I'm glad to hear you had a fabulous trip which should always include lots of food!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. That's the truth. I'm sure I gained 5 pounds.

    ReplyDelete
  20. those falls look amazing!! I'm telling you, if you ever come to GA I know of tons of falls and hiking trails we can go to! SO FUN! PS: mexican will be included. I'm so glad y'all had a great time! :) Love all of the pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Beautiful! Sounds like a great trip!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Fun! That waterfall is so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  23. So good to know. I'll add it to my growing list haha

    ReplyDelete
  24. so much fun!!! i live in Greenville so i love recognizing where you are in every picture! we just tried Tandem for the first time on Wednesday and it was SO good!! :) glad you enjoyed Greenville!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Small world! Thanks for the comment!

    ReplyDelete
  26. How fun! What great photos! I love that you and Cassie are so close :) What a great trip!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love it too, it's so fun having friends all around the country!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I really want to make a trip to Greenville. My cousins go to Furman and I've only heard good things. It's about five hours away, so it's totally doable for a long weekend. We ate at Local Honey in Chattanooga -- so good!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Ooooh. You should definitely go! I have heard nothing but treat things about Local Honey!

    ReplyDelete
  30. This trip looked like so much fun! I can't stop staring at the bacon in the drink. Like, what?? LOL!

    ReplyDelete

I would love to hear from you! I try to respond to all comments.