This was a pretty epic summer vacation. Probably deserves a few posts. But you get what you get and don't pitch a fit.
The Beach (Fripp Island, South Carolina)
We camped for a day and a half, and then Cait's family+ joined us for a week in a beach house. The water was great, the food fantastic, and the company plentiful.
|Eating at our campsite|
|Snakes in the nature center|
|Big kids table at dinner|
|Frequent retreats to read by myself|
|Some lizard in another nature center|
Cait's family's house (Columbia, South Carolina)
|Cait purged old memorablia by taking photos and then trashing. How her life could have been different.|
|So many games of Monopoly. So many.|
|Lulah at the pool|
|Firefighter Lulah at the Children's Museum|
|Giant chess at the Children's Museum. I am obviously dominating the center in this game.|
|New Yoda watch|
|Turtle at the zoo|
|Petting ponies at the zoo|
|Lulah and Bear really bonded this trip|
Wild Goose Music Festival, Hot Springs, North Carolina
This was a music festival that I got in for free to be part of a seminary student leadership group. We were kind of worn out and not feeling very Christiany, so it wasn't quite as fun as we had hoped, but we still had a really good time.
|We made lots of friends|
|Brian McLaren was one of the few speakers I recognized. Here he is telling fishing stories to the kids.|
|Kids love fires|
|View on a morning run|
|Floating in the beautiful river|
Stop off at Kaitlyn and Byrd's house, Atlanta, Georgia
On the ride back, we stopped in to see some friends in Atlanta. Really great conversation and drinks.