Greetings from the Carolinas!


We are in the midst of a family stay in Kiawah Island, and in that that includes our two and 1/2 year old granddaughter, things have been busy, busy, busy! But we are having a wonderful time, and I know it's going to be sadly quiet once she heads home, so we are embracing all the noise and activity of her while we can.

Here's a peek at what we've been up to since departing Metro-DC last Wednesday:

A new state for our list, #29!
Enjoyed a spooky Ghost Walk in Old Town Wilmington, NC.
It thundered and rained the entire walk, which made for even more spooky fun!

Our Wilmington VRBO was right across from this river walk, which made it so easy
to leave our car parked  and travel by foot and water taxi during our entire three night stay.

This turned out to be an unexpected highlight - a full top to bottom tour of the USS Battleship North Carolina. Traveling there and back by water taxi added to the fun!

We toured our first antebellum mansion while in North Carolina.

Then onto South Carolina, another first, #30 on our list. leaving just 20 more states to go!

Our first stop in South Carolina - Kiawah Island Resort, and this sign!!!

What brought us to Kiawah Island is this little cutie. As a family we enjoy getting together as often as we can, even with our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter newly settled on the east coast, and Kiawah Island Resort was driveable for them, plus full of activities for both grown ups and kiddos. 

The family that vaca's together stays together!
We're here for another few days, then the 'kids' all go home, and we move onto Charleston for some serious eats along with our sightseeing. I had been checking daily for last minute cancellations at Charleston's hottest restaurant, Husk, and something opened up yesterday that works perfectly into our stay there next week, so 'yeah' for diligence!

Make it a memorable day wherever you are!

Sunrise on Kiawah Island this morning.


  1. So cute, have fun, always great when family is around.

    1. So fun, yes. And so full of energy, and smiles and hugs, and yes, tantrums. The ying and yang of being two!

  2. Precious and fun family time! I've been to Myrtle Beach which has a fantastic boardwalk. Husk's menu looks great. Bravo to your restaurant research and diligence!

    1. The whole coastal area along the Carolinas is soo beautiful. We're much enjoying the change from what we're used to on the West Coast. And, oh yes, we'll be eating well in Charleston next week!


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