Yes, I know.  It’s been a little quiet around here for the last 12 days.  I have a good excuse though, it involves 22 hours of driving, waves, sand, southern cooking, sea shells and family time.  LOTS of wonderful, family time.  Those all seem like good reasons to let the ol’ blog sit quiet for awhile.  At least I think so…

I had felt the tugging for awhile now, to make a trek to the ocean.  I wanted the timing to be right, for our boys to remember the first time they smelled the salty air and felt the waves crashing at their feet.  So a year ago we began talking about making it happen.  There was a lot of planning, studying maps, researching beaches and places to stay.  It became our project, but more than that it felt like this great gift we were creating for our children. The gift of seeing the world beyond the corn fields that grow in our backyard.

I have more pictures than I know what to do with.  Usually, I’m not much of an over-shooter, but this trip was an exception.  I photographed everything.  There were quite a few great moments from this trip, but by far the biggest highlight was the beach.  I’ll let the overload of pics tell the tale…

south carolina

south carolina

south carolina

south carolina

south carolina

south carolina

south carolina

6 Responses to Seeing Beyond the Corn Fields

  1. Looks like an amazing trip!!

  2. Alyssa says:

    WOW! That looks amazing!! Did you rent a house? How was the drive? Where did you stop along the way?

    • Alison says:

      Alyssa, the drive was 22 hours. The boys did great, I was so impressed with them. We stopped just outside of Nashville after driving the first day and then made it to Charleston the next. We rented a house just around the corner from the beach. Literally. In the mornings we would do some site seeing and after lunch head for the beach until supper.

  3. Heather says:

    What an amazing experience for your family, the boys are looking like that had an incrdible time at the Ocean!

    Love the photos – your white balance is amazing :)

    • Alison says:

      Thanks Heather. It was a great time. So many pictures, I think I could just about wallpaper a room with all of them!

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