BBQ, Bathing Suits, Baseball, and Bikes: Memorial Day in Greenville

Happy Monday Tuesday everyone! It’s always tough getting back in the swing of things after a long weekend, so I wouldn’t exactly say I’m firing on all cylinders this morning. However, I did have a relaxing weekend with friends, and I’ve got more exciting things to come this month, so I’m not complaining. I am absolutely loving my new Android phone because it makes it so easy to take photos on the go and upload to my blog, so I actually took all the photos from this weekend with my phone. On Friday night, one of my best friends from high school, Katie, and her boyfriend, Josh, came to visit Cam and I in Greenville. They just moved from Michigan to Chattanooga, TN, which is only about four hours from us. On Saturday morning, we took them to walk around downtown Greenville to check out the Farmer’s Market, and of course the falls.

Katie & I 🙂
I love Greenville’s Farmer’s Market
Katie & Josh
Beautiful falls
Pretty sure I have a million pictures of the falls/bridge, but I can’t resist taking pictures when we bring people down there
The guys (and Lola)

This weekend, a new cupcake shop called The Chocolate Moose opened up in downtown Greenville, this place was super adorable and the cupcakes were delish!

Later on Saturday, we went over to my friend Amy’s house for a BBQ; this girl loves to plan a party, and you can check out all her ideas on her blog. There was a hot air balloon festival this weekend, so she carried that theme over into the party and everything looked super cute! She definitely has the gift of Southern hospitality!

Yummy yummy ribs (note the precious hot air ballon baskets)
Dessert table
I made cookies (chocolate chip and M&M) for the party, and she had a cute little ballon basket all set up and ready to go
She even made me a sign, so darling 🙂
She made this super cute rainbow cake, and had the stripes coordinate with the colors scheme of the party
Amy, Wendi, and I…I’m going to miss these friends when I leave SC 🙁

Saturday night, we went to a Greenville Drive baseball game with Katie and Josh which was a lot of fun. The Drive are the farm team for the Boston Red Sox and the stadium is like a mini Fenway Park.

Clearly I was interested in paying close attention to the game…ha.

 Sunday, we drove up to Caeser’s Head to show Katie and Josh some of the mountain views in South Carolina, and we went for a little swim near Table Rock.

My neon pink bathing suit cover-up is totally appropriate day wear…not.
Swimming underneath that waterfall was freezing, but fun!

Monday, Cam and I went downtown to check out the US Cycling Pro Championships that were being hosted in Greenville. I’m not a huge cycling enthusiast, but it was neat to see such a big event, and we got to see the riders do a few laps around downtown at the start of the race. It’s super hot in SC right now, so I don’t know how all those riders made it115 miles; I was dripping in sweat just walking around downtown!

Cam and Lola waiting for the riders to come by

There they go!

Other than that, this weekend was spent sleeping in, lounging by the pool, and catching up on some reading. I hope that everyone had a fantastic weekend, and here’s to a fabulous week!