Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Edisto Beach~we made it!

Well, 10 hours and 12 stops later we made it!  It should have taken about 7 hours to get here but with 2 kids that get car sick and a prego SIL we had to have a few extra stops.  I have to say this is the most laid back non-commercialized beach I have ever been to.  There are huge Cypress trees filled with Spanish Moss and Palm trees side by side.  There are a few glorified mom and pop restaurants around the beach, a few gift shops, a seafood market, church, fire and police stations, a Piggly Wiggly and that is about it.  The beach is FULL of shells, so much is some places you couldn't take your shoes off.  Sunday was a little cooler and rainy so we drove inland a couple of miles and went to a seafood market and picked up some shrimp and went to a dirt floor veggi/fruit market and picked up some veggies and a freshly homemade key lime pie, mmmmmm.  Yesterday we went to the beach and it almost felt like we had our own private island.  The kids played (Mason slept, something about the sound of the waves knocks him out every time) and J and Daron fished.  J caught a huge Horseshoe Crab and a Stingray.  Daron finally caught 3 fish.  We teased them and said maybe if we bought a loaf of bread and prayed real hard the Lord would multiply it.  Maybe by the end of the week they will have caught enough to have a fish fry, (not real sure how I feel about that).

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like the perfect vacation spot! Love your red-haired cuties!

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  2. Looks like fun reminds me of Melbourne beach, shells everywhere, gives the kids something to do while there. Glad your having a blast, no offense but that lil fish doesnt look very appetizing...Good luck with that! Can't wait til you all are back!

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  3. Your vacation sounds wonderful! Do you mind sharing where you stayed? I live close (in Savannah) and would love to take a trip there. Thanks! I enjoy your blog very much!

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  4. We rented a house on Myrtle St. in Edisto Beach. It was one street back from the beach so it was an easy walk. There aren't any hotels there, only houses and a Wyndham Resort which are condos and they are on the intercoastal waterway side of the island. There is also a 5 mile bike trail that is very nice if you are into biking. If you want to relax this is the place to go!

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  5. Great pictures. Edisto isn't for everyone, but most who make it have the same feelings you have --- quiet, peaceful, family atmosphere. It's our family go-to place now with our extended family coming from England, Arizona, Indiana, and Chicago meeting for at least 1-2 weeks per year. For those looking for a place to stay - search on VRBO.com and there are 100 places that rent -our house if vrbo site 134660. There are multiple options on price and location.

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