In the spirit of a beautiful summer day, Nadine and I ventured to downtown Charleston on Thursday for some fun. With the breeze and great temps, it was a beautiful evening to walk around and see what was going on. I love going downtown because you always find something new or fun that you didn’t notice the last time you were there, and it’s neat to people watch.
We hit Sweet CeCe’s for some frozen yogurt; it’s one of those self-service frozen yogurt places. The frozen yogurt was pretty good because frozen yogurt is like pizza and even when it’s not the best, it’s still pretty good. I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit again, but I’ll offer some other suggestions. If you visit Charleston, there are MUCH better desserts on Market Street- like Kaminsky’s or Kilwin’s– and much better frozen yogurt joints downtown- like FreshBerry.
All of the yogurts and toppings came out really fast, the bar had hardly any fruit toppings, and the fruit that was there looked like something off the day-old discounted rack. So, I settled for mostly chocolate and candy toppings. Diabetus in a bowl.
The shop itself was pretty cozy and nicely decorated, and I have to admire them for sharing their frozen yogurt with the community. Participate in a summer reading program? You get a coupon for a free frozen yogurt. Give blood? You get a coupon for a free frozen yogurt. Notice a trend here… I had a coupon from a race packet at the Mom’s Run 5K.
We enjoyed our yogurt and moved right along to our next sugar high at It’s Sugar, which is beside the Moon Pie General Store on South Market Street. It’s Sugar is one of those ridiculous tourist-trap candy stores where you go to buy a party-sized rice krispy treat, the world’s largest Twizzler, or hard marshmallows you don’t have to pick out of cereal.
It’s pretty new to Charleston, but I’ve visited their stores in Grand Cayman and Myrtle Beach. The one here happens to have a big display of Nerds memorabilia, which I love because I’m a nerd and I’m married to a nerd.
Yes, talk nerdy to us- and yay for random strangers who were willing to take our picture outside the store. By the way, if you spot someone with a super nice, photographer quality SLR camera, always ask them for a picture. Not only will you get a great picture, but you can feel reasonably confident they won’t run off with your $100 point-and-shoot camera.
After paying a few bucks to free my car from the confines of the garage, we headed back to my place to lay low and test out the new furniture Clay and I bought new furniture earlier this week.
You really can’t beat buying secondhand furniture from a neighbor who’s downsizing and willing to deliver the furniture with his truck- considering I drive a 2-door Accord and Clay drives a 4-door Civic. We bought two recliners and a cute little table to go between them, and we also got a new kitchen table and wicker chairs.
The leather recliners are pretty amazing and you can fall asleep in them. Clay put them in his office and all we need now is a TV or something to go up there so we can lay in the chairs for football season in a couple months. Go Gamecocks!
I hope everyone’s doing well and enjoying their weekend! I’m running 13 miles with friend and fellow blogger David, DoomBuggy Runner, who’s participating in a virtual race for Diabetes (how ironic that his FroYo loving friend is joining him for this particular virtual race…). I’m also planning to catch up with some friends and spend some quality time with Clay, who’s doing a bike ride for charity on Saturday morning.
Catch up with you guys later .