Sand In My Shoes

May 2, 2008

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.


Conched Out

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 :)


Cocktail Hour

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 :)

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 mel May 2, 2008 at 9:57 pm

Just got home and checked the blog…wow i missed a lot of comments today! haha!
Kath, everything looks great today!! all of your food looks amazing and I’m glad you and Matt had a great time!! You deserve it!! Have fun tomorrow- my whole fam lives in Charlolette- so beautiful!!


2 Alyssa May 2, 2008 at 10:04 pm

mmmm dinner looks delicious! Enjoy your last moments on the beach! I absolutely LOVE ocean/island/fish decor and am extremely jealous of your beach time, but hey, you deserve it! My room is completely decked out in a fish/underwater theme, very relaxing indeed.


3 Yaz May 2, 2008 at 10:07 pm

Hey Kath, soak up the sun for the rest on your last day at the beach.

You and Matt look so relaxed… you gotta love vacations they’re the best.


4 CourtneyS May 2, 2008 at 10:16 pm

You all look fabulous and relaxed…enjoy your weekend and thanks for posting all the pictures. Dinner looks wonderful!


5 Andrea May 2, 2008 at 10:20 pm

i loveeeeee all the cute pics of you two. it makes me want a boyfriend so badly haha.

ps kath- your abs are amazing!!


6 VeggieGirl May 2, 2008 at 10:36 pm

Wowowowow!!! It’s definitely safe to say that your time on Folly Beach was nothing less than spectacular – so glad that you had such a lovely vacation! Have a safe trip back home!


7 Clara May 2, 2008 at 11:10 pm

Everything looks so amazing! And you guys look so happy! What an awesome vacation – good for you!

Veggiegirl – I have to say that I love how you completely avoid the negative comments in blogs and always have something so sweet to say. Love your blog as well :)


8 Kelly T May 2, 2008 at 11:20 pm

i think its commendable you guys still cooked while on vacation. When I go away, with friends or whatever, we either eat out or just snack the whole time.

i havent had brie in ages. brie with TLC honey seasme crackers are the best.


9 Romina May 2, 2008 at 11:21 pm

Your grilled feast looks delicious!


10 tiedtogetherwithasmile May 2, 2008 at 11:37 pm

All of the food looks so yummy!! I hope you’re having a wonderful trip!


11 creatingadiva May 2, 2008 at 11:47 pm

hi kath! All your pics and food looks so fab…I was away from my comp all day and apparently I missed a lot of comments!…I’m glad you had a great time (looks like it from your pics)your beachy pics look so beautiful…i’ll vicariously vacation through you until the official start of summer (i.e. being done with classes!) :)


12 BC May 3, 2008 at 12:01 am

this makes me sad that I live in an apartment and have no room anywhere for a grill :( haha.


13 omg! May 3, 2008 at 12:23 am

kath, ive decided that youre a dork.

don’t your friends think its odd that you stop to take pictures of everything you eat in restaurants? does your husband think its weird that you take pictures of the same bowl of oatmeal every single day? and the same half of banana with some kind of nut butter smeared all over it every mornng? and the same handful of raisins and nuts every time you have a snack? because he might think how rigid you are is cute after the first year of marriage but he will be thinking otherwise in five years when you stop to shoot your boob every time you whip it out to breastfeed.. this blog is so unbelieveably weird.


14 Squanto May 3, 2008 at 12:52 am



15 hk May 3, 2008 at 7:05 am

What another FUN night!! It’s so great you’ve been able to spend such a nice weekend with friends…at the beach!! Love seeing all of your cute pictures, have fun in Charlston!!


16 Cat May 3, 2008 at 7:10 am

Glad you had perfect weather at Folly!! I haven’t eaten at Conch Cafe in ages but I remember those conch fritters….so good! Have a fun day in Charleston…you should catch a Sunday brunch. There are soo many good places I could recommend.


17 Katers May 3, 2008 at 7:23 am

Oh my goodness, that shot of veggies on the grill is my dream! All the veggies look absolutely amazing. Have a great rest of the weekend!


18 mel May 3, 2008 at 7:42 am

kath, I think you should edit out OMG’s comments before she posts them…it would make the blog much more enjoyable without a hater commenting. thats not criticism that helps, its just plain annoying! Enjoy your day kath and everyone!!


19 Anne P May 3, 2008 at 7:54 am

aw what a fabulous vacation!! glad you had such a great time, i love seeing all the fun things you are up to :) it’s gorgeous here today, finally (been rainy ALL week) so i’m off to enjoy it! have fun in charleston!!


20 oatmeal May 3, 2008 at 7:58 am

The seafood nachos looks so yummy! I love seafood~
And you guys had grilled veg again! So jealous–I wish I had a grill :(


21 Alyssa May 3, 2008 at 8:30 am

I agree with Clara, you’re awesome! I am going to follow your lead 😛


22 Cara May 3, 2008 at 9:04 am

I really love this blog and I hate bringing up old subjects but sometimes I feel like you have to put what you “splurged” on to justify it yourself in your own head. Like “I took a BIG bite of my husband’s food….or saying you held back on nachos bc you had more coming” which was what…a SALAD?? it’s vacation and you exercised WAY more than any normal person does much less ate healthier!


23 Cassie May 3, 2008 at 10:03 am

You look like you are having a blast!!!! Sooo jealous… That rosemary brie melt looks devine!


24 JessieP May 3, 2008 at 10:17 am

Seriously people, let it go. Whats the point of all the negativity? Find something better to do with your Saturday then criticize someone you don’t even know. Good Grief!


25 Jennachica May 3, 2008 at 11:21 am

I just wish I had that self-restraint! When I went to Mexico for a week in February it was literally nacho, enchilada and cake-fest 2008! PLUS I ran the first day and said ‘screw it’ for the rest of the week ahah. Definitely not taking a crack at Kath here, just giving my personal vacation-mantra ahah. Put on a few pounds but it was gone within the week when I returned to my usual regime. My work schedule only really permits one or two one-week vacations a year, so I darn well make the best of it!


26 Kelly T May 3, 2008 at 7:05 pm

i just noticed you are wearing momo’s in the picture with your friend.

Im glad im not the only person that wears slippers outside. I also wear them to the store and in the rain, but still.


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