... is really flying by! I apologize for not posting for a while we have been really busy. We just got back from our first long distance camping trip. Me and Jason celebrated our 10 year anniversary at the beach. We left on the 12th and returned the 20th. We went to Edisto Island in South Carolina, it was BEAUTIFUL. They say its South Carolinas little secret and I'll tell you why that is because there is nothing there. Which was great but when I say nothing I mean there is the campground and there is beach houses surrounded by the beach and the marsh....Weird combo I know! And well thats about it, you had a very small Piggly Wiggly, a gas station and a few mom and pop seafood places to eat oh and they did have a pizza place but it cost us $40 for a medium pizza and some chicken for the kids...OUTRAGEOUS! There was no fast food and no Wal-mart.....accckkkk! Just kidding but still we where expecting a little more. The closest fast food and bigger grocery stores was an hour away in Charleston. And that is no exaggeration you literally drove 1 hour of nothing but bridges and Marsh and roads called Toogoodoo(actual street name) to get to a town.
The Marsh was beautiful it reminded me so much of New Orleans brought back some memories from my childhood of my first trip down there. Lots of plantation homes and those Spanish Moss trees where gorgeous! Our campground was set on the Marsh side which suited me fine because we had the Spanish Moss hanging over us and we had a very private large site. Whereas the sites set right on the beach had no trees and no privacy. Our site said to be 1/2 mile to the beach so not far at all. All sites where booked though and it was a perfect time to be down there the weather was perfect and the shell beach really held up to its name. There where tons and tons of shells and Caleb had a ball looking for them. Actually we didnt even get him near the water the first walk to the beach he was going nuts finding shells. And Cameran that girl ran straight for the water she laughed and giggled at the waves knocking her over. I've got some amazing photos!!!! It might take me awhile to get them all up but I'll put up a few to give you a taste :) I think I took 2,000 pictures while there.
We left on Thursday and drove half way and stayed at a campground in Georgia it was called High Falls it was really nice. Friday morning we got up early and drove the rest of the way to our destination. We took the kids down to the beach but it was high tide so we couldnt get in the waves where to big. SO Saturday we took them down for a little while then took a bike ride to see the island and just hung out around the campground. Sunday...Fathers Day we just relaxed and spent the day with their daddy at the beach, cant get any better than that!
We did the beach every other day it was such a mess getting everyone cleaned up from all the sandy bottoms. So we took 2 different trips down to Charleston. On Monday, the 1st trip we took the kids to the Aquarium in Charleston then drove over to do a tour of the Yorktown Navy boat, that was a really neat experience but it took 3 hours to tour just half that boat and the Submarine(kids loved it). But you can imagine after 3 hours of up and down those small stairs and touring the huge flight deck we where exhausted. So after leaving there we drove downtown Charleston and ate at Bubba Gumps....YUMMY! It was a great day. Tuesday we took another bike ride beside the Marsh and that trail also took you to a small museum that tells you about the island and animals of the beach and marsh. Then we headed back out to the beach for the rest of the evening. Wednesday we went back to Charleston and toured the magnolia Plantations and Gardens and all I can say is that it was breath taking and made for another great day.
Thursday was our relaxing day we spent the day on the beach till sunset swimming and then walked the beach looking for shells we found some beautiful ones! Some rolling right up at our feet straight from the ocean. It was such a wonderful trip, we packed up and left on Friday and the kids did fantastic riding the 9 hour trip. We miss the beach already the kids had such a wonderful time!