Saturday, September 6, 2008


As promised, here's a peek into our vacation. Hubs and I haven't taken a vaca by ourselves since our honeymoon almost 3 years ago. This was a much needed break since we are both getting ready to be super busy with work. We started the trip with golf for Mike, and a 7 1/2 hour conference call for me. Yes. You read that right. Long day, but that night we were able to go to Shannon and Brandon's house (friends who live right by where we stayed) to watch the Gamecocks play their season opener and have dinner. The next day was "our alone day".

We ate lunch at the beach club.

We were viewing the beach from lunch and wasn't sure if the weather was going to hold out, but... turned out great and we did some reading on the beach.
We had an incredibly romantic dinner that night. If you go to Pawleys Island, you must try a Pawleys institution called Frank's. Unbeliveable!!!
After our alone day, we pretty much spent the rest of the weekend with Shannon, Brandon and their little boy Hunter.
We invited all of them to the beach where we were staying. Hunter loves the beach!!
Next year we will have a new addition to play with. Elizabeth will arrive within the next month. I loved this pic of Shannon and Hunter. Shannon stripped him down to take off his swim diaper before we left the beach. He loved being naked and ran around the beach showing off. I doubt if he'll be very happy about this pic in a few years.
Of course I had to bring some surcies for baby Elizabeth.
Hunter loves to dance, and has amazing rhythm. We ate outside at a restaurant on the water that had a band. He was entertaining the whole crowd. He was "raising the roof" and doing other fun dance moves. He even had several women dance with him, myself included. It was too cute!!
He has a new love- ice cream!! I don't blame him!!
The next day we went out on their boat. The girls love a boat ride!! To the left is a tiny island that only has goats on it.
We docked the boat on a beach, had a picnic lunch and spent the rest of the day like this.
Hunter liked sitting in my float.
This was the first time that they brought the gate for him. I think they wished that they had done this all summer. Otherwise that boy is on the move!!
He finally crashed out for a nap on top of his Mommy.
After swimming, the girls got back on the boat and crashed out too.

They are happiest when the boat is moving.
Along the way we spotted a couple of houses that I wouldn't mind living in.

I would take this boat too!!
The only thing that we forgot to do was take our annual pic with Shannon and Brandon. I guess we'll have to look back on Summer 2006...
...and summer 2007.
Unfortunately, the vaca had to end. On our way home we stopped at Burger King. It was too dark to get a good pic, but this was so blog-worthy. There were at least 20 cats camped out in the parking lot at BK. I guess they were waiting on dumpster time??
The girls were so wiped out after their time at the beach. They passed out as soon as they got in the car and didn't bother to lift their heads all the way home. The end. Unfortunately. When I go to the beach I never want it to end!!

post signature


Cheri said...

That looks like an awesome vacation.
What a beautiful place!
I wouldn't mind some of those houses either.

Mari said...

It looks like a beuatiful place to vacation, especially in the house you got to stay in! I'll take some of those houses too.

Paisley said...

Wow... it's really enjoying. I too have best time with my family on family vacation trips.

LeslieW. said...

That looks fantastic!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

You sure know how to make a girl jealous! :) Those cats are pretty SMART!