CREED II an Inspirational Sports Movie #CreedII

Guest post by Boulder Mt. Man

One of our favorite sports inspirational movies is Facing the Giants. It is a great family movie. We love it because it makes you cry and laugh. It is based on a true story, which always makes for a more inspiring story. 

The reason it's such a favorite is the against all odds spirit of the movie. It is about a struggling high school football coach who is really at the end of his rope. He doesn't know what to do, he is having another losing season and in danger of losing his job. 

Part of the reason our family likes it is because a big part of the plot is this coach turning his life over to God, and how his faith becomes a big part of the comeback for his high school football team. 
Through a lot of trial and error, challenging the team to be all they can be and to grow in their own faith, they turn the season around. To the point that they play for the state championship against a team, there should be no way they can win. Again, against all odds, they end up winning the championship game and go on to be the team to beat in years to come.

In this movie there is a lot of don't give up, stand for what is right. Faith and family come first, etc. It seems as if it is similar to Creed II in many respects. Our boys are very excited to see this movie, as they know it's going to be a very inspirational sports movie with a lot happening behind the scenes of the big fights...below is a synopsis of this new, exciting movie...Sylvester Stallone still at it! Can't wait to see him in action as a coach this time, not the boxer! 

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family's past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what's worth fighting for, and discover that nothing's more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can't escape your history.  

The film releases in theaters on Wednesday, November 21.  #CreedII

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Do you enjoy inspirational sports movies?

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Creed II.  All opinions are our own. 

Fleet Landing Charleston's Best Waterfront Dining

We have a love of Charleston, seafood and Fleet Landing. It's true! Plus, Fleet Landing is Charleston's best seafood and waterfront dining! 

Charleston's Best Waterfront Dining and "Official Winner of the Unofficial Title of Best Shrimp & Grits" thanks to the readers of CHSToday!
Some years ago, we loved discovering Fleet Landing and ever since, we make it a part of our visits to the Holy City. Fleet is a wonderful locale right off of City Market in downtown Charleston. 

On our recent visit, I got to work with them and to share with you here my own Restaurant Review of our own opinions. All authentic. As soon as we parked the car, our sons started playing corn hole out front! So these teen parents took a selfie to commemorate! 

It was a beautiful night! Look at our handsomes with the gorgeous sunset. This is from our table. We love dining al fresco. We were happy to be seated on the water with the ornate U.S. Customs building and the city of Charleston in the skyline. 

We meant it when we said the restaurant is on the water! Here's the view! We were just about to challenge our teens to a game of corn hole and our name was called already! It's awesome at Fleet because they seat a lot of people between the indoor seating options and the outdoor. 

The fried flounder was amazing. It was a lightly fried white fish, a nice mild flavor. The fried shrimp, of course, is always great. Our son really enjoyed the fries, he says they are some of his favorite. 

We loved sitting on the deck and enjoying the water nad sail boats as they passed by! The sunset was gorgeous and relaxing. It was a perfect night reminiscent of Summertime! 

While you eat delicious seafood, you will see all of the water activity! It's so fun! 

We all agreed that some Peel N' Eat Shrimp were in order for an appetizer. Charleston fresh seafood perfection. We felt like we were home! 

Our server recommended Fleet Landing Stuffed Hush Puppies - filled with veloute of Lobster, Rock Shrimp, Leeks, and Corn over an incredible Creole (my love language!) Tomato Sauce. Basically, just go to Charleston to get this! How creative is that! The flavor was so delicious, fresh and unique! We all four loved these. 

Crab and Shrimp Stuffed Hush Puppies @ Fleet Landing, Charleston

My husband and I love seared scallops! He chose these delectable Seared Scallops! They were perfection. The flavor was amazingly rich, and the sides were a very nice compliment to the main meal.

I was thrilled with the fresh caught Red Snapper with an incredible Pimento Cheese Grits with Grilled  Green Beans! Pretty much, mention Pimento Cheese and I'm in! We're in! 
I'd love to just drive down to Charleston now and repeat this meal! I hope you get to try it soon. 

One of our sons ordered the Fried Shimp plate, a favorite of his.  

Our server, Landon, was awesome. He was very knowledgeable about the entire menu and was very helpful. You could tell he really enjoyed serving and interacting with us and his other tables. 

It was such a lovely night, we needed to wrap up the wonderful evening with another round of cornhole. 

This was our table and setting! We loved it! Indoors at Fleet Landing is beautiful and lively, however, we love the deck! 

It was a fabulous evening! We highly recommend you enjoy seafood dining at Fleet Landing Charleston soon! 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fleet Landing. This has been a favorite dining spot of our family for some time. All opinions are our own. 

Hotel Indigo Mt. Pleasant Boutique Hotel Luxury

Hotel Indigo Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

The Hotel Indigo Mt. Pleasant is conveniently is located in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Charleston, and only a bridge away from historic downtown, the newly opened boutique hotel offers modern conveniences in an inspiring atmosphere. Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant is a place that inspires exploration with ties to its surrounding neighborhood. With fabulous new amenities including a resort-style pool area, updated fitness facility with private yoga rooms and upscale guest rooms. Remember to check out the incredible new restaurant Eliza's at Hotel Indigo. 

Hotel Indigo Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 

Hotel Indigo Mt. Pleasant is rich in warmth, love and resort amenities waiting to welcome you to this resort boutique hotel in the Charleston area. We were delighted to work with Hotel Indigo on our recent Fall Break to this upscale hotel. All opinions are my family and mine. We are enthusiastic to share with your family travel. We love sharing how we do it: great places like Hotel Indigo and what we love best.

Personally speaking, Hotel Indigo cares.  The staff made us feel like coming home. We left Raleigh in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. So we felt like we made it to the finish line checking into the luxurious Hotel Indigo. And we had!

Our rooms were elegant, relaxing and so comfortable. We loved the personal southern touch of the welcome from the Hotel Indigo staff. If we had any need - or wish! - they were there to answer meeting our needs.

Our King Master suite was spacious and had everything we needed. The bed was so very comfortable. That's the best. Being away from home and very comfortable makes the trip! I love the modern decor. Like this beautiful headboard, makes me want to start a new DIY!

Here you can see the cute pink desk on the right and the television station. There is a sitting char across the room. And a sofa love seat for visiting. 

Here is a great view of the cute furniture for the desk station that is very tech up-to-date! That's so important with travel!

The coffee lovers that we are, we were thrilled to have Keurig's and supplies in our rooms. 
There's just something beautiful about waking up on vacation to coffee in bed! Good coffee! 
And even hot tea in the evening. Our family loves this ritual of having a nice herbal tea before bedtime. 

Our restroom was spacious and had awesome Aveda toiletries. Again, feeling right at home here! 

About the hotel, the artwork was beautiful and inspirational. We this one that is reminiscent

of the low country of Charleston with the fishing boats. 

Look at this cute chandelier and table in the lobby! Every area of the hotel is so inviting and welcoming. 

Now, our family is so outdoorsy! We love the beach and it's proximity to the Hotel Indigo. And we LOVED their luxury resort swimming pool! They had us with the lounge chairs and palm trees! Look how awesome this is! 

You can see it was a huge hit with our teenagers! :) They fit right in for late night hangouts! Since our sons are both certified lifeguards, we loved it even more. Mainly, it was chill time for them! And a little tech time. :) #LifeIsGood

Here is the peaceful setting at the pool, the verandas made it multipurpose. It is a great area to work.
I'd work here! Talk about a great office space.  
Food is served from Eliza's poolside if you order. We had pizza by the pool one night after watching the sunset at the beach. It was the cap to a perfect evening! 

Hotel Indigo is a great place for conferences, meetings, and reunions. 
There are areas throughout the hotel that are comfortable for seating and visiting. 

Whatever you wish and all in an inspiring atmosphere like this one which is a personal favorite! Love this yellow sofa and sitting area. 

The conference rooms inspire thinking and are sharp and crisp. Well lit. Meetings tailored to your needs. 

We loved the comfortable work chairs and the marble tables. 

On to the fitness center! I love a good hotel fitness center when traveling. This one had great equipment and lots of space! Granted, our weather was perfect and we walked all over Charleston and spent time on the water and at the beach so there was little time for a fitness center indoors. However, we were thrilled to know it was available. In fact, the boys went in for some weight lifting intermittently while at the pool.

 I loved the stretching area overlooking the pool! :) I couldn't resist lightening the pool here! It's a beautiful and serene view. 

Here, you see the extra space in the center which is so nice. And a water cooler to stay hydrated while working out. 

Super cute furniture and comfortable makes for a relaxing and chic stay! 

We even had my favorite blue chairs.... we had one in our room with a view! So I could enjoy watching the boys at the pool from our room! :) 

We even got a cute couples photo in one of our favorite spots! 

Carolina Mama Boulder Mt. Man Fall 2018
Mt. Pleasant, SC 

Decor like this is so awesome! This longitude and latitude of Charleston, SC and Sullivan's Island, SC! Of course, both are just minutes from the hotel so love this! 

Now, let's talk about food! Oh, my goodness, we were so thrilled to hear about Eliza's Kitchen! This restaurant new to the Charleston restaurant scene is incredible. Certainly, a best-kept secret as itis up and coming. We met the Food and Beverage Director John.

John surprised us at our suite with a delivery of an amazing Charcuterie Board! Look at this! Perfection after we settled in and got ready for dinner in Charleston. This was delicious! 

The boys loved their room welcome! It was a tailgate party in their room. So fun! Warriors basketball and their tailgate set up. :) 

Then, breakfast at Eliza's was fabulous! We loved the proximity of eating a great meal right in the hotel! These are made-to-order omelettes! We will share more about Eliza's breakfasts

and dinners in a separate post. Look forward to it! 

We loved it! We just scrambled to the Omelette station! Fruit station, Pastries and more. First things first, we have coffee! And cranberry juice. 

One of the boys said, "sadly, we are leaving." I just love that we have such a splendid time that he felt sad to leave all the fun in Charleston and the spoiling at Hotel Indigo. 

He also had a sore knee and the manager at the front went and got him an ice bag for his knee! They will accommodate you with anything you need. We were made to feel very special. Then, they got to talk about a Lecrae concert! :) 

Bye-bye fabulous swimming pool! 

Pet lovers are welcome! You will love that Hotel Indigo accommodates pets! They more than accommodate for them, they have their own pet park ground on the property complete with baggies and share. Your pets can run and enjoy on the green grass! 

Poolside is inviting day and night! 

One more reminder of this paradise at Hotel Indigo Mt. Pleasant. Here is one of the boys relaxing under the cabanas at the pool on a gorgeous sunny day with palm trees. Life is good. 

Remember to check out this locale - book your stay at  Hotel Indigo Mt. Pleasant - for your Thanksgiving and Holiday travel to Charleston! You'll be glad you did! Let me know if you have any questions! We hope you get to visit. 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Hotel Indigo Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. All opinions are my own.