Ahoy there! We did a little bit of everything the same today: beach time, bike riding, reading, walking, drinking, and of course, eating!
I snacked on a few carrots and kashis around noon to tide me until we left for lunch around 1:30.
We went to the Conch Cafe for lunch – a nice 20 minute walk into town and back. It was your classic beachy lunch spot with fried seafood, salads and fruity drinks. The husband and I shared a Rum Punch (I had about 1/3) that was made with coconut, mango, and all kinds of fun flavors.
We ordered the Seafood Nachos for the table -
My portion (I could have eaten loads more but I resisted because I had more coming). The jalapeños were the best part! Add about 4 more chips to this plate for nibbles.
I ordered a salad with avocado, tomato and cuc and a citrus vinaigrette.
And shared conch fritters with the husband. I had 2.5 of them. They were yummy – like seafood hushpuppies!
He got a yellowfin tuna taco. I had a big bite and a small handful of his chips too. Lots of sharing!
Happy eaters -
After lunch we did some shopping (nothing good but beach souvineers) went for a 45-minute bike ride to find the island lighthouse.
Then we hit the beach one last time
Meredith and I had one-too-many wine and cheese parties in college (……with just the two of us lots of the time!). So it’s no wonder we were both a little overweight upon graduation. She’s also lost 30 pounds since!! Tonight……… we reminisced.
With brie, apples and pretzels – and of course wine
And a brie-rosemary bread melt (threw it on the grill)
And we polished off last night’s Chardonnay while we prepped for dinner and cranked up the grill
Tonight’s dinner was a grilled feast:
- Zucchini + squash seasoned with thyme + salt
- Portabello mushrooms brushed with olive oil
- Fresh asparagus
- Basil pesto-marinated chicken skewers (with store-bought pesto)
- Beef skewers (seasoned with Worcestershire + garlic salt)
- BBQ + Teriyaki Chicken Wings (in homemade marinades)
And Cabernet Franc from Virginia (brought by Meredith), which went perfectly with the grilled dinner
My dinner plate included:
- A chicken skewer
- 2 (+ 1) pieces of beef
- A few squash skewers
- A handful of asparagus
- A portabello
It was fantastic!!!
I also had a bite of each of the chicken wing flavors, but I’m just not a wing eater.
We had a fabulous vacation at Folly Beach! Tomorrow we’re checking out of our house (Meredith and Scott have been here all week) and will be spending the day in Charleston before heading back to Charlotte.
Hope you all have fun weekends