Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Anniversary Weekend

This picture of my nephew Sullivan doesn’t have much to do with this post, but it was so cute, I wanted to post it anyway.

This past weekend we traveled to Greenville to visit Sarah & Scott, as well as my newly-married sister and brother-in-law, Lisa & Stephen. (See Doing the Charleston post below.) We had loads of fun on Friday night eating steak and shrimp, accompanied by Casillero del Diablo Merlot. After dinner we played a French card game, Mille Bornes, which was really fun to learn and play. For lunch on Saturday we headed over to Lisa & Stephen’s, got the tour of their new apartment, ate some homemade fried rice (compliments of Stephen), and played more card games. Saturday evening, Rich and I had the opportunity to go out by ourselves for our 3 year anniversary while Scott & Sarah watched Anna Ruth for us. We walked around downtown Greenville to work up an appetite just in time to arrive at Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria. Rich loves that place mainly for the great selection of beers on tap (which has recently gotten even better since the alcohol cap in South Carolina has been lifted), but also for the yummy pizza. We got white pizza, and it did not disappoint. After finishing our meal, we walked over to Coffee Underground where we got some very sweet milkshakes and enjoyed the ambience of the underground. When we got home, we stayed up much too late watching The Office Season 1, while enjoying more good beers and a wide array of chocolates. We were glad to be able to go to Greenville, since we won’t have many more half-day Fridays to facilitate making the weekend trip now that Rich is changing jobs.


Carol said...

Hey, I didn't know y'all were in Greenville! I'm so jealous... although we had fun in Statesville, but still. I really wish Suffolk was a little closer to you guys, but I'm watching the ticket prices so I can make a trip down there. Not that we would be able to go somewhere as cool as Barleys... that place is great! I still remember going there the summer I came up to visit you, Rich, when you were working in Greenville. I'm glad you had such a good time for your anniversary too... Congratulations!

Olivia said...

We'd love it if you'd come!

Memaw Hamlin said...

Hope to hear more about the new job. Sounds like a special weekend. Congratulations on another year of much love!!!

rich said...


Great to hear from you. I was reminiscing with Liv about our (yours and my) time at Barleys and in Greenville in general when we were there. Barleys is even better now that the alcohol cap was removed in SC. I have great memories with you. Also, I took Liv by the old townhouse that I lived in... and it was torn down and being replaced by huge condos. Very dissappointing. We are definitely looking forward to your visit (Northwest or Southwest).


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