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Monday, July 4, 2011

Unforgettable Summer Vacation :)

I spent this past week on the amazing and wonderful Isle Of Palms, SC with my whole family! It was great to see my parents, my brother, his two daughters, my sister and her boyfriend. We rented a condo right on the beach. I have never had more fun in my whole life!


I drove down from NY. On the way I passed through Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. The scenery was spectacular! This is in West Virginia…


Also in West Virginia. This is the New River Gorge bridge. It is the longest arch bridge in the Western hemisphere!


The view from the back porch of our condo- it was so wonderful!


The U.S. 17 bridge in Charleston, SC. What a lovely bridge!


The U.S.S. Yorktown in Charleston.


No trip to the Charleston area would be complete without a visit to Fort Sumter! It was very small. I guess I imagined it was much bigger. Such a tiny place to have been the beginning of such an important event in our country’s history!


Part of the original tabby wall at Fort Sumter.


Most of our time, however, was spent here. In the lovely warm Atlantic ocean! This is my dad (otherwise known as PopPop) and my nieces playing in the waves.

All in all I drove 1,993 miles. I drove the 16 hours down there in one shot but on the way home I stopped in Clarksburg, WV for the night. I was tired and there were bad storms all over the place.

It was a wonderful, wonderful vacation! I can hardly wait to do it again next summer!