Friday, July 30, 2010

happy friday


Monday, July 26, 2010

our last day at surfside...

we have been going to this beach
for several years

our days have always been spent
combing the beach for shells

this year
not so much

all week we would walk the beach


not a shell could you find

we found shells & treasures on

but no shells at surfside
until the last day

then low and behold

shells,shells and more shells!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Pawley's Island.....home to the Gray Man

pawley's island is a regular stop

while visiting south carolina

legend has it

prior to a storm

many have seen the ghost

known as

"gray man"

it is said

he is warning of an upcoming storm
we have never seen him

and for this

we are


we did encounter a quick storm

we waited it out in the jeep

ate peanut butter & jelly sandwiches

read the local paper



the rain passed

we headed back to the beach

and enjoyed the rest of the day

all in all

it was another beautiful day

shared with those we love


Friday, July 23, 2010

Brookgreen Gardens~


while in surfside,
we take 17 to Murrells Inlet to return to
one of our favorite vacation stops
it is one of the most beautiful places
i have ever been

it's so difficult to capture the beauty
of this wonderland
the eye


Monday, July 19, 2010

it''s a beach thing....

 we just returned from the beach...

it was a great week even though it began with

jeep trouble

we are 15 minutes from our destination

when the hubs noticed smoke billowing

from the driver side wheel

we pulled into a station


sure enough


 lots and lots of smoke

 was indeed coming from our wheel

fearing a fire would follow the smoke

i went inside to ask for a fire extinguisher

only to be told,


can't let you use it

it can't be taken outside of the building

long story short,

the smoke subsided

AAA was called,

said  jeep was now on a hook

on her way to be repaired

3 1/2 hours and $560 later

our vacation continued

the upside to this story is

no one was hurt
repairs could be made (although costly)

the remainder of our trip

went well

wonderful actually!

we spent a day at sullivans island

where finding sand dollars and starfish were the norm

we enjoyed lunch with the locals

there were soooooo many starfish
too many to count!

they were placed back on the sand bar
after their photo shoot

what a goof ball this kid is!

all in all, it was a most wonderful day

spent in a beautiful place

with people we love


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

summer + flea market find + a bottle of wine =

fun with a bestie!

a trip to our local flea market was the ticket
last saturday

i wasn't even out of the parking lot
before i spied these two glasses
for the bargain price of $2
for both glasses!

my bestie linda thought
it would be the perfect opportunity to try them out
being that we had a
 new sparkling wine

they were a perfect match

besties...they always know how to celebrate a good find


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday America!