- Buttered ourselves in sunscreen.
- Short bike ride to the beach.
- Set up chairs, ocean-side.
- Walked along the shore.
- Discovered a new sea creature (after all these years? Something NEW to me??)
- Read some more.
- Packed up, back to the condo for a LATE lunch.
- STORMY weather (glad we brought our stuff back…had it been up to me, we would’ve left it and it would’ve been soaked).
- Bike ride after the rain. First to the ocean, then inland to the Kiawah River.
- Boys disgusted their sister because they mistook the Kiawah River for a public toilet.
- Saw several deer families, including velvet-antlered bucks.
- FIRST ALLIGATOR SIGHTING! WAHOO! About four-feet long!
- Met "Thomas", a teenager who had just caught a big ol’ honkin’ spot-tailed bass. He had to fight the alligator to get it up on the dock. Thomas won. B I G. The gator sulked off, defeated and humiliated.
- Coming home, saw Bambi and his mother again. Fawns with white spots are the CUTEST! Will actually take a camera with me on future bike rides; that will assure NO wildlife ventures out, the same way forgetting an umbrella brings the rain ;).
- Yummy dinner featuring local produce–when I declared I could eat my weight in [Silver Queen] corn, my oldest son challenged me. Do I really wanna prove him wrong during the week I’m wearing a bathing suit?
- We’re doin’ something we’ve never done before–a study in Romans with the kids. Already, questions are arising and we barely coasted through chapter 1. Should be interesting….
Sounds like the perfect vacation day. Good luck with the Romans study.
Since you have bikes, and since you’ve gone to Kiawah 15 years in a row, you probably already know about the wonderful shelling opportunities there. One of our best days at Kiawah–EVER–was riding all the way out past the Ocean course to the very end of the crescent. You’ll find the best sand dollars and shells in the world. It’s amazing. But you probably already know this, so SHHH, don’t tell anyone else! 🙂
I’d be freaking about the alligator, tho’.
Robin, next time adopt me so that I can go, okay? You sound as if you’re having a blast.
Sounds like an awesome vacation Robin! Our pastor is going through Romans in Sunday morning services (It’s taken years to get through to Romans 14!!) — I am so loving this book of the Bible, as every week, I am learning so much new — check out http://www.firstfreesf.org/messages-newsletters.php — for some of his messages I think they only go as far back as a year so on the site they go back to Romans 9 or so I believe.
Sounds like a great time indeed! Hope to see more pics when you get home, maybe some of those alligators. 🙂
fun fun!! alligators and romans, there must be a message there 😉
This whole vaca recap is causing me to stumble with jealousy. Thanks for leading me into sin, sister. You’ll be answerin for that one on the Day of Judgment.