Greg didn't finish his day til almost midnight on Saturday night, so I hung out in Charlotte most of the day on Saturday. I actually tried a short run Saturday morning, and my knee/leg didn't seem to like it too much :( I'm still not sure what I'm going to do about my knee.
I met some friends for lunch at The Philospher's Stone, which is DOG FRIENDLY, so Clyde got to come too! We had a nice late lunch outside and chatted for a good while. Clyde and my friend Chloe's dog, Lacey played around.
Chloe holding Clyde.
My friend Gibson with his scary mustache he grew for a "mustachio bashio" he was attending later that night.
Me and Sarah. She was being a little goofy... :)Once back at the hacienda, I packed up the car, and Clyde and I hit the road for Charleston around 6pm.
The trip was a longish 4+ hours. It's very pretty and scenic, but very mountainous and the roads are really hilly and wind-y, so it's a lot of concentration on that drive!
I arrived at Greg's nest around 10:30ish and Greg got in around midnight to find Clyde and I all settled in. It was quite cozy to have the whole family in that tiny studio for the weekend!
Here's Clyde trying out the Murphy Bed!Sunday morning we got up and had some oatmeal and coffee at the apartment. Greg had his trip in the middle of the day, so I dropped him at the airport at around 11:30am, then Clyde and I headed into downtown Charleston to scope it out.
(the capitol building through my bug stained windshield!)I found a good spot to park, and Clyde and I took a little walk around the city. The area we were in was actually pretty cute. There were a bunch of restaurants and bars and some little parks and the streets were tree-lined.
I also had a handful of my hubby's dry roasted peanuts...
I then went back to the airport to get Greg.
We changed and headed back to downtown Charleston for the 4th festivities and fireworks. We found a nice spot of grass to park out chairs at, and enjoyed the people watching and listening to the orchestra play.
Monday morning we got up and stuck a plan we had to hit up Panera for breakfast and pick up a sandwich for our picnic at the Kanawha State Forest. We got to Panera a little late though (hey, I'm on vacation, we slept in!) and had to settle for bagels and coffee for breakfast.
Clyde sat in a suitcase so I wouldn't forget him...
All in all, it was a pretty fun little weekend get away. Charleston wasn't the most exciting place I've ever been, but I was really happy to be able to spend almost the whole weekend with Greg and Clyde and I know it meant a lot to him that I came there to be with him and hang out. Plus, now I have a visual on where he is when he calls me from his home away from home :).