Saturday, October 1, 2011

Day 2- Moncks Corner, SC

Day 2 was fun too!

First we went to the Pink Oleander which is a little vintage shop in Moncks Corner. I had seen their website and my mom knew about them too. So we stopped in there and had fun - just looking around, seeing all the things my grandma used to have and trying on fun hats. My mom always wants me to do that!

Pretty hat! It's black- hard to see.

Then we were off to lunch! Mom said she had heard about a diner called Howard's ... and she wanted to go. I thought it might be new, but NOPE, it had been there 50 YEARS !!!  The owner still works there, she's 74 and she bakes all the delicious pies.

I had the veggie plate. You know I live with the veggie hater AND they had speckled butter beans on the menu, so the choice was made for me. It was DELICIOUS and I chased it down with the coconut custard pie.

Then we headed home, all stuffed and ... ready for a nap. But then we stopped at a place called the Treasure Barn and I got my BIRD DISH which I love. It was $4 and all I had was a 20, so Brian had to buy it for me, but I LOVED it and I WANTED it so bad!!! ... and it made it home in one piece and now lives on my coffee table.

Then finally that evening ... we were back at the Alpine and as much as I should have ordered something different - just cause I don't live there. I didn't. I got the patty melt again - I am in love with it.

But this time, I went with the pine chips!!!

I happily snarfed down my food, looked at the Alabama elephant and went home. Successful day!