Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sandy Toes

Charleston, South Carolina
Mack had a business trip planned to Charleston, so we decided to tag along and sneak in a few days at the beach.  We have been lucky enough to visit Charleston every year for the past 5 years or so.  A good friend owns a couple of condos about 2 miles outside of downtown.  It is the perfect location for shopping, restaurants, and the beach.  We didn't have perfect beach weather, but we still managed to enjoy the ocean.
Charlie loved the beach this year.  Last year he enjoyed it until sand ended up on his face or in his mouth.  At that point, he had a major breakdown.  This year, he didn't care where sand ended up.  In fact, we may never get rid of all the sand!
Annie loved it, too.  She jumped waves and sat in the sand to let the waves run over her legs.  She spent a good amount of time looking for the perfect shell.
Max was in heaven.  He spent all but about 10 minutes in the ocean on his boogie board.  I have to admit, he was pretty good at it.
Again, we may never get rid of all the sand.  I seem to be finding it everywhere.
I wish the weather had cooperated more, be we did have a great time.  We had some wonderful food, did a little shopping, and were just plain lazy.  In that regard, it was definitely a true vacation!

10 comments:

  1. Your pictures are always so great! Bet it was a great time.

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  2. How fun! I'm still laughing about getting rid of all of the sand! Looks like your kiddos had a great time!

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  3. It's funny to think you guys are halfway around the world enjoying the beach at the moment! Glad you got to sneak in a getaway :)

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  4. i've only been once to charleston, but i remember it well - so pretty!! would love to go back someday!! great pics, lorri, looks like lots of fun!!

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  5. Oh my gosh, your pictures are FANTASTIC!!! Your kids are just gorgeous. I love Charleston! Isn't time at the beach with your loved ones simply a gift for the soul? I just love the beach, wish we lived closer to one.

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  6. I have never been to Charleston but am dying to go!

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  7. Just to share with you folks, i have a new post today on Amish Stories from the Terre Hill days even that was just held in Lancaster Pennsylvania. It was a very hot day but i was able to get i think a few good images from this event. The town is populated with a mix of Amish and old order Mennonites which only adds to its charm. They even have what has become famous in Terre Hill their "outhouse race". The town sits on a hill so it overlooks Lancaster farmland in almost all directions. This is one of my favorite towns to visit because its free from commercialism, so if you are looking for a really all American kind of town with the added bonus of seeing its Amish and Mennonite residents at work and play, then this town is for you. Thanks folks. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  8. love these pictures! Glad your family had a good (relaxing) time away. love you!

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  9. Is it just me, or did Annie grow 5 inches this summer. That girl has some LONG legs! Your beautiful children look like they were having a blast. We are still finding sand in all sorts of crevices, especially since Charlie was under the impression we were at a nude beach!! xo, Tess

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