After moving to Charleston in June 2012, David and Nadine were some of the first friends Clay and I met.
Over the course of three years, we’ve had a good friendship and done a lot together, from cookouts to concerts and board games nights to road races. We’ve also celebrated holidays like Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas together.
In three years, we’ve been through adventures in moving, house buying, and having kids. I threw Nadine a baby shower and went to the hospital when Alice was born. It snowed that day and that was the only day it has snowed since any of us have lived in this area.
Even though David and Nadine love Charleston, the Navy had other plans and they are headed out to San Diego, California. This week, the five of us got together for one last double date and Alice as a plus one.
For our dinner, we headed to Mellow Mushroom Summerville. We’ve shared quite a few dinners at Mellow Mushroom, and they don’t have any locations in California, so it was only right to go there.
Even though Mellow Mushroom is a chain, each location is a little different, and I was excited to visit the Summerville location. I love the décor because it’s very nature-y and a tree is “growing” inside the restaurant.
The best thing about Mellow Mushroom? They will make a half-and-half pizza out of their menu choices, as long as the pizza has the same sauce base.
Everyone left with boxes because the portions at Mellow are so huge, and the drive back was pretty nostalgic for Clay and I.
Seeing friends move away is difficult, but we’re sure that David and Nadine will be visiting Charleston (they own a home here) and Clay and I plan to visit the West Coast someday. Plus, we can secretly hope that they move back someday.
Thanks for the memories, guys. You will be missed.