We arrived in Charleston on Thursday in the late afternoon. The drive was largely uneventful. The boys were squirrelly after 8+ hours on the road, so we marched them up the Copper River Bridge before heading to dinner, the pool, and then bed.
Friday morning, I got up at 6:30 and started running by 7. I did a 6 mile run that involved going all the way over the bridge and then running back. Nearly 50% of the run was uphill, but I still managed to stay under 10 minute miles. It was a pretty intense run, but the views were amazing and I had a huge feeling of accomplishment when I was done.
After the run, we hopped on a boat and visited Fort Sumter. Shoo totally did not get the importance of the place, but he seemed to have a good time anyways.
Next we headed over to the USS Yorktown for a tour. The boys had a great time climbing around and checking out the place.
We even got to eat lunch in the mess hall. The food was, well, pretty much what you would expect from a mess hall. I’ll give them points for authenticity.
We ended our busy day by heading over to the rehearsal dinner at Beer Geek’s dad’s place. The boys loved the view from the backyard.
The next morning we headed into Charleston for a bit before the wedding. We had a nice time and the boys got some wiggles out. Then it was time for the wedding. The boys did really great, even though the wedding was a Catholic Mass and was pretty long. After the wedding, it was time to PARTAY!
The gorgeous bride and handsome groom started the fun off with some dances and then the toasts.
Then we all got to get down. Jones wasn’t sure what to make of “Baby Got Back”, but Beer Geek’s sister, niece, and I had a good time (I’m in the black dress).
Jones took advantage of being one of only three kids at the reception and got pretty much every pretty girl there to dance with him. He and Shoo danced so much that at 8pm, Shoo laid down on the stage and went to sleep. My mom took the boys back to the hotel and Beer Geek and I partied on. The next day I was unable to run. Not because I was hung over, but because my feet and ankles were completely swollen from dancing in high heels. LOL
Sunday we mostly just chilled with Beer Geek’s family, but he wouldn’t be the geek he is if we hadn’t done at least one tour. We went over and checked out Fort Moultry for a bit.Jones thought it would be pretty cool to bomb Fort Sumter.
All in all, it was an awesome trip, despite not running much. We did a lot of walking and dancing, so I didn’t feel like I was losing too much in the way of fitness. Today I ran an awesome 8 mile run. It took me 1:16:45. While not my best time ever for that length, it was definitely one of my better runs. I was afraid I was going to have trouble getting back in the groove, but hopefully today’s run was just the beginning of a couple weeks of good runs. I have only two more weeks until I start to taper. Ack!