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We are officially back home after a 10 day vacation!  I thought I’d share a few pictures I took around NC, Isle of Palms, and Charleston.  We had an absolute blast and ate LOTS of good food!  First stop was Winston-Salem for a mini reunion with my dad’s side of the family.  My uncle ordered shrimp from a fresh Alaska market that were two to a pound and had them waiting for us when we arrived…like I said we ate well!

Here’s the four siblings, so special when they get together.  They live in New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.  2017-08-08_0007.jpg2017-08-08_0008.jpg
2017-08-08_0009.jpgHal got a new puppy while we were all together, here’s Bella!
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2017-08-08_0010.jpgOn Sunday we drove to Isle of Palms and this was our first stop- authentic Tacos on Sullivan’s Island!  Thanks Crowe family for pretending I was one of yours this night.
2017-08-08_0045.jpgThe next day we went with our family friends into Charleston.  First stop- Holy City Brewery.  They have an AMAZING selection of beer.  We got flights and appetizers here.
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2017-08-08_0013.jpgNext stop was dinner- we trusted our waitress at the brewery and went to a restaurant called Hominy.  It was probably our favorite meal all week.  REAL southern cooking- stewed okra, tomato pudding, and even a window outside into the bar so you can drink while you wait, amazing!
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2017-08-08_0015.jpgNext, we drove downtown Charleston and saw the Pineapple fountain at night.
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2017-08-08_0019.jpgBack to the beach we went, the next night was pizza at the Crowe’s, fishing on the beach, and our first Jenga war.
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2017-08-08_0024.jpgThe next day was cloudy so we drove into Charleston and explored rainbow row, I had a blast taking these pictures!  Unfortunately, the shoot I was going to do got rained out..so sad!
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2017-08-08_0037.jpgThe next night we went to the Boathouse for dinner and enjoyed eating seafood right on the water.  2017-08-08_0005.jpg
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2017-08-08_0044.jpgThis was probably my favorite restaurant we ate at- it’s called Fuel.  It is a repurposed gas station turned bar and restaurant- very cool vibe.
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2017-08-08_0058.jpgI read five novels over vacation- it was amazing.  I have lots of recommendations for people.  I read Behind Closed Doors, The Couple Next Door, and The Break Down- those are all scary page turn thrillers.  Behind Closed Doors was WEIRD but I couldn’t put it down.  The Couple Next Door was SO good, and The Break Down made me scared to sleep alone last night.  Next, I read Becky’s book called Make Your Bed.  It was a speech from Admiral McRaven- very inspirational and quick read.  The last book I read was a new teen bestseller called One of Us is Lying- Also very good page turner that I can recommend to my kiddos this year.
2017-08-08_0046.jpgThanks Crowe Family for making our vaca one of our best ones yet!
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Thanks for stopping by- next up will be JC an Shanna’s wedding- can’t wait to share!

-Ashley