Anthony Bourdain //  "Travel isn't always pretty. It isn't always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that's OK. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind."

I am a big fan of the road trip.  Road trips give you the opportunity to see other places, try new foods, and visit other areas of the country.  One of my favorite places to visit is Charleston, South Carolina.  This past weekend, my Goddaughter graduated High School and my family made a trip down for the weekend.  Some of the memories that made this weekend special were;

Shrimp and grits for breakfast.  Watching my mom beat my son at "flip cup".  The absolutely incredible burnt ends from @swigswinebbq. Playing corn hole in the blazing heat while we waited for a table for breakfast.  A few glasses of Mexican Cake from @WestbrookBrewingco. The ridiculous brisket @LewisBarbecue.  Sunday service at Seacoast Church in Mount Pleasant.  Our flight home even got cancelled, so we got to rent a mini van and drive home from Myrtle Beach.  Being able to share all of this with the people I love leaves a great big mark on my heart.

For me, a road trip with the people you love is always a journey that I jump at the opportunity to take.  I am not sure what I left behind, but I took a lot of memories home with me. 

- Jaime, Hayden and Hudson. Memorial Day, 2019, Battery Park, Charleston, SC.