Our latest date nights have involved touring model homes or riding around neighborhoods looking at homes we find for sale online. It’s a good way to scope out the local housing market and learn your way around the Charleston area (after getting lost a couple times).
We toured a model home in a nearby neighborhood the other day. We liked the neighborhood itself and some of the other floor plans, but the model home’s plan definitely wasn’t what we were looking for. What do you do when you’re stuck touring a model home- you take goofy pictures, of course!
I’ve noticed in the model homes we’ve visited, the master bedroom always has glasses of wine in bed- do homeowners really drink wine each night before bed? None of the apartments I looked at had wine in the master bedroom, and we don’t drink before bed. I guess it’s not for us lowly renters (or maybe the stress from buying and owning a home drives people to drink?).
Proof I don’t drink: I don’t actually know how to hold a wine glass.
While I was enjoying my fake wine, Clay made himself at home in one of the upstairs guest bedrooms.
I’m not even sure what was in the bowl beside Clay, but I guess I need to find out before we buy a home and invite any guests over, so I know what to serve them in bed.
Besides, who needs an unidentifiable bedtime snack? On the stove, I found the largest lobsters I’ve ever seen.
Housewarming party, anyone?
We also hit a new Mexican restaurant, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina. It opened a few weeks ago, and when I found the review and menu on Yelp, I immediately wanted to go. It seemed like a local, hometown, version of a Chipotle (same West Coast style Mexican food, which isn’t easy to find in the Lowcountry).
Mex 1 was so much better because it had seafood options as well. You could get tacos, salads, baja bowls, or quesadillas. Both of us opted for tacos, which you could mix and match because the price was for a single taco. They served us chips and salsa as soon as we walked in, and the salsa was delicious too.
Clay had the Baja Fish, Carnitas, and Carne Asada tacos.
I tried the Shroomers Taco and the Santos Shrimp taco. The waitress was super nice and even let me substitute for corn tortillas instead of wheat. The black bean salsa on the Santos Shrimp was delicious.
When I want to look like a technical writer or a nerdy librarian, I wear my glasses .
Both of us really liked how light the tacos were- he ate three tacos and I ate two, but neither of us left with a food-induced coma from tons of tomato sauce or cheese. I think we’ve found our new #1 Mexican restaurant now!