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!
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.
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!"