For our one year anniversary and first official Babymoon, we visited Charleston, South Carolina! Neither Pete or I had ever been, so we figured it was a great place to indulge our love of american history, architecture, music and delicious food.
We stayed at an Airbnb one block off of Meeting street and two blocks off of King street - both are main strips with restaurants, shops, and museums. The home was a recently renovated "single house", a local type of house with a faux entrance that shields a front/side porch. That kind of thew us for a loop when I thought no one was answering the door upon our arrival! Luckily, I decided to try the know and realized it lead to the porch and not the interior of the house. They retained the original double sided fireplaces, wood beams, and some of the original wood floors!
It's truly a very walkable and bike friendly city; small enough to see all of the historic downtown in a few days like we had. We do have to admit, we were a bit shocked by the humidity and heat upon our arrival in October, which isn't typical but instead was due to the hurricanes. However, we have plenty of recommendations for you of places to see and at which to eat!
That's right folks, Jolene is going to be a BIG sister!
The bun in the oven is due April 18th, 2018. Our little party of three is adding a fourth! But will it be a boy or a girl?! We'll find out soon enough. Meanwhile, Jolene has had a blast giving the BIG news to the soon to be first time grandparents, aunties and uncles by strolling into living rooms and showing off her newly embroidered bandana (in the colors Maize and Blue, so she has something to wear during football season this fall in support of her favorite team, the Michigan Wolverines). She's even showed it of on video calls to the soon to be Grandpa Devereux and Great Grandma Nan!
Custom Embroidered Bandana available in many patterns and colors - The Cheeky Puppy
We spent the last weekend of September visiting family and friends in good ol' Detroit. Each time we go, we fall in love with it even more. It's great to see all of the changes happening, bringing in fine dining and shopping into a city that was left a skeleton for decades - but a beautiful skeleton with great Art Deco buildings and a work hard/play hard spirit that never appeared to have left.
Detroit Public Library
View from The Park Shelton towards the Detroit Institute of Arts and far beyond you see the RenCen.
We celebrated a few things in Detroit including my sister's birthday, a friend's birthday, and the Walk for the Michigan Humane Society, where my mom and Nikki raised over $1000 to help the shelters.
Places to visit in the city include MidTown, the Riverwalk, Kengisington Park (Metro Detroit), Detroit Institue of Arts (enjoy it's lovely park space too!) and the new Little Caesar's Arena.
One more piece of good news and happiness was brought to Michigan this trip.
More on that to come in the next post!
Welcome to Details & Highlights! My name is Marjorie and this is my little online journal. It began as our wedding website, which I then revamped and kept as a way to record our adventures and memories.
PLACES WE SHOP!