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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

My Trip to South Carolina

I shared last week that I was traveling to South Carolina for some work related training. The trip was good, but I hate to fly! Taking off and landing and always hard for me. There is lots of praying going on during those times.

During my flight there I had a two hour layover in Atlanta. I decided to stop and have some lunch at a nice restaurant and enjoy reading my magazine.

This grilled tuna with swiss was amazing!!!

This was the restaurant inside the airport where I ate that amazing sandwich at!

Once I got to South Carolina I got settled and then headed out to take a walk. 

I decided to have a nice quiet dinner at Longhorn. It was wonderful and I ended up trying this.
It was called the Napa Chicken with artichokes, tomatoes and broccoli. Sensational!

Once I got back to my room, I got settled and begin to focus on my training. It was excellent and I learned a lot during the course. 

Another fantastic thing that I was able to do was have a meet and greet with one of my blog readers. She and I have become very good friends since I started the blog in 2014. We now communicate on a regular basis and it was so nice to be able to meet her in person. We had a nice dinner and she sent me home with these wonderful Royal Albert tea cups and spoons! I will truly cherish this and hope that her and I will continue to grow our beautiful friendship!

One evening I was able to visit a beautiful furniture store called Whit-Ash Furniture. They had some wonderful pieces so I took some pictures of some of my favorite items.

I love the shape of this table and the color. This is very similar to what we are having made. My husband asked his friend back in January to make our table. I mentioned this on my blog back in January about my dining room inspiration. See the post here if you missed it. 

The furniture store was great! The staff was nice and the service was terrific! I ended up purchasing this blue and white vase. Whoo knew that I would find this here!

Okay, that was a bad joke! But I do love this vase. It looks great in my black cupboard. 

I ended the week with dinner at the Blue Marlin. I ordered the teriyaki salmon with mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach. It was yummy!

I really enjoyed my trip but I am happy to be home in my own bed! It is something about sleeping in your own bed. I do hope that you enjoyed this post and if you are ever in South Carolina let me know if you find any blue and white ginger jars!  Seriously, they are so hard to find here in my city! 

(photos via Mrs. Shockley)


  1. Hello Mrs. Shockley! I am so happy that we had a chance to meet. I couldnt stop talking about you to my family! It looks like you found some great places while you were visiting South Carolina. I must try that meal the next time I visit Longhorn, it looks so good! I cant wait until we can meet again. I have found a friend in you!

    1. Yes, ma'am! I did the same thing! My daughter asked if I had a good time and I told her yes! It was a great meet up and hopefully soon we will be able to do it again! I know that I have found a friend also!