Woofstock & Wieners, a Festival for Fido!

Last weekend Aaron and I took advantage of some nice weather and attended Woofstock and Wieners, a Festival for Fido. The event was part of Charleston’s FestivALL and sponsored by the local animal shelter, Kanawha County Humane Association. I’m a huge animal lover, so naturally one of my big goals since moving to the area has been to get settled enough to started volunteering/donating to the shelter. All benefits from the event went directly to KCHA, so I was totally game. Saturday we loaded down my purse with our doggie supplies (water bottles, poop bags, and treats), jumped in the car, and headed down to Magic Island. There was a great turnout and it was really awesome to see unique breeds you’d never expect in WV. KCHA offered discounted clinic services, but our pups were up-to-date on all their shots! Microchip services were offered for $25 each, so we definitely […]

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Exploring Greensboro, NC

It’s no secret I’m in love with the Carolinas. I’m not sure exactly when it happened… Somewhere along the way of heading down the WV Turnpike, waiting for my ears to pop, holding my breath as we drove through the Virginia tunnels (always making my wish for a puppy), spotting Pilot Mountain, staring out at the Winston-Salem city skyline, and finally rolling down the window and breathing in that South Carolina salt water air I fell in love. A lot has changed since I was a child. I no longer wish to be a marine biologist. I’ll even eat my vegetables without a fight. But I my love for the Carolinas is still going strong. The Carolinas will always hold a special place in my heart and the past weekend was no exception. Aaron and I packed up a few Fridays ago to make my favorite road trip, this time […]

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Exploring Charleston, SC.

Can I just say I’m obsessed with Charleston? The town was gorgeous. Brick streets were beautifully preserved.  Buildings ranged from quaint and small to large and extravagant, all the while keeping their historic look in tact.  The people were everywhere, ranging in all ages. Each large chain shop was matched with a unique, local one close by. I was impressed by how fit and put together each person looked. Styles ranged from dressed to the nines, to casual, to workout, each looking undeniably presentable. The only thing not to love? Parking was a total nightmare (I’m talking $20 a day). If parking bothered the locals, you couldn’t tell. Residents of all ages were walking and biking everywhere. Biking was a common sight with bikes chained outside nearly every store permissible. The number of local restaurants was ridiculously overwhelming.  Every cuisine you could possibly imagine was available ranging from as dirt cheap […]

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