After watching the US beat Russia in Olympic hockey (and seeing Pittsburgh Penguins players representing!) we finally headed to brunch on Saturday. Hominy Grill definitely lived up to it's reputation, even though we had a 40 minute wait. I ordered the Charleston Nasty which is a fried chicken breast on a biscuit with sausage gravy. Oh yeah, and a Bloody Mary. Yum!
We opted to walk around King Street to kill some time while waiting for brunch, and I managed to get my husband to approve my purchase of the J. Crew snood I've been swooning over and a pretty gold polka dot makeup bag from Forever 21. Actually I'm not sure my husband had that much say in the matter...
On Sunday we used a Groupon for a visit to Patriot's Point to see the USS Yorktown, the giant aircraft carrier sitting across from the Charleston Harbor. My husband and I are geeks in that we love seeing that sort of thing, but after checking out the aircraft carrier, we just did a quick walkthrough of the USS Laffey, a destroyer docked next to the USS Yorktown.
I thought I'd feel too claustrophobic to go into the submarine, so we skipped that and headed home to be lazy the rest of the night.
If you like this sort of thing, I would definitely recommend checking out Patriot's Point while in the Charleston area. It's really interesting seeing everything up close, see how huge that aircraft carrier actually is, learn the history of it all, and earn a deeper appreciation for those who serve our country. That being said, I'm glad we got half off admission. Everything kind of started looking the same once we got to the destroyer.
I hope you all had a great weekend! If you're one of the lucky ones with a day off today, I'm jealous.