In a nutshell, that pretty much sums up my vacation. That and a LOT of Christmas shopping which began on my second day off. My first day of vacation I spent resting at home with Tessa watching movies including The Dark Knight Rises since it dropped on Blu-ray the day before and we were too tired to watch it that night.
On Friday, Tessa and I dropped the dogs off at the vet to be boarded for the weekend so we could spend it in Charleston. We left out after I got my oil changed and arrived at our hotel around mid-afternoon then I got us booked for a kickass ghost and graveyard tour for the evening. Once we got to downtown Chuck Town, we grabbed some dinner at Hyman's Seafood Restaurant and sat at the same table where Anthony Hopkins and Samuel L. Jackson once ate.
The next morning we got some free breakfast at the hotel (which included some bangin' make-it-yourself blueberry waffles) before heading back to downtown Charleston for a carriage tour and some shopping. While waiting on our carriage, we spotted none other than part-time Charleston resident Bill Murray! I didn't want to bother him since he was supposedly only there to pick up his son from a basketball game but I am now kicking myself for not at least shaking the man's hand. One moment of inconvenience for Mr. Murray would have been one moment I would remember for the rest of my life!
After the carriage tour of the town, we did some shopping up and down Market St. including the Old City Market itself. We even managed to eliminate a couple of names off of our Christmas list and even get a killer pic!
When we got back into town, we met up with Mimi and Cheryl for some fine dining....at MIMI'S! After dinner, we resumed the Harry Potter marathon we had begun before our mini trip.
We managed to finish the last of the Harry Potter films just in time to run to Best Buy and pick up a copy of Ted, the hilarious new comedy from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. Unfortunately, this was my last day of vacation but now it's Friday already! TGIF!!!!