The week of 4th of July we went to Kiawah Island with some good friends. The parents of our friend Justin were kind and generous enough to offer up their beach house to all 9 of us. We have been a few times before, but they recently remodeled it so it seemed like a whole different house and it was just gorgeous! Very beachy (of course) and cottage-like but also modern and simple/clean feeling. Eric and I were there from Sat. to Wed. and we had a wonderful time!
We played lots of cornhole... Eric and I have a homemade Clemson cornhole set made by him and Keith and painted by my talented friend Brooke.
We looked at all the sand scuptures that kids had made. The 2nd picture of toy story was pretty cool.
We grilled out for 4th of July and went to watch fireworks on the beach decked out in red white and blue.
People took turns cooking during the trip and we ate some great meals. This was chickpea chicken by Carla and Chris.
We relaxed at the pool and watched the Bachelorette - complete with ice cream and chocolate wine. Go Chris L!
A man accidentally hooked a sting ray with his fishing line. We went to see it while they were trying to figure out how to get the hook out. I made Eric take the picture... I don't take ANY chances with sting rays since I was stung by one in high school and it hurt prrrretty bad. Like awful. Seriously. The sting ray shuffle is essential to me when entering and exiting the ocean.
We read a lot (I finished the 3rd bride quartet book by nora roberts - it was great!) and enjoyed the sunshine.
The hubby and I :)
We went into Charleston for yummy seafood and walked around some city shops and the park.
We rode the bikes some too. On the morning of our last day, Eric and I rode to one end of the island to collect some shells. We found some AWESOME starfish and conchs but since they were still alive Eric said I couldn't take those... boo. I did find some other smaller shells.
We also happened upon a crab - I had no idea they had such beady eyes and scurry rather quickly.
We had a very relaxing extended 4th of July holiday with friends. The weather was good... a bit hot which is normal for SC but no rain the whole time and some breezes too! It was definitely hard to leave, it was a much needed vacation. I love the beach and would go there much more often if it was closer. Kiawah Island is a great place to go if you have never been altho nothing compares to the sandy white Florida beaches that I grew up with only an hour away. Oh beach, I hope I see you again soon! Hope everyone had just as nice a holiday as we did!