Thursday, July 31, 2014


Last full day at the beach. 


The weather was pretty horrible - overcast all morning turning to stinging, pelting rain by midday turning to a torrential monsoon-like downpour for over 3 hours this afternoon. Cuh-razy weather. 

We built a magnificent sand castle this morning with first, second and third lines of defense. I don't have a before photo, but after the monsoon rains, the castle was still standing, although it was a little worse for the wear.  Solid construction on that baby. 

We spent a lazy afternoon reading and napping during the downpour, which produced some of these types of landscapes:

When it finally cleared, a few of us took a nice final walk on the beach and a few of us swam in the pool. 


More beach, more boogie-boarding, more sun. 

Today was also the annual crabbing trip. We only caught enough for light appetizers but there's nothing better than eating crabs that were swimming in the ocean an hour earlier.  Oh, and there's nothing better than seeing dolphins playing in the river just feet away from where you're crabbing. 

My cousin Julie, aka the crab whisperer. 

Crabbing selfie #1

Crabbing selfie #2

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Another beautiful day with lots of family and friend time. 
We ended the day with a hot dog pool party. We've got a lot of kids between us!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


The horrible, tornadic, windy, hail-producing storm never materialized so we enjoyed a beautiful and full day on the beach and at the pool. 


A day full of boogie boarding, ocean kayaking, sand castle-building goodness. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014


With the exception of a little noontime rain, it was a beautiful day on Folly. 

Friday, July 25, 2014


Today is the start of our family beach week. We got to Folly Beach around 3, just in time to experience this crazy storm!

My favorite photo is the panoramic below. The clouds just marched forward to finally cover the ocean. 

Here's hoping that the clouds clear and we have a mostly rain-free week.