Isle of Palms

I think we’d all agree that the highlight of our vacation was the morning we spent at the beach. After much research, I chose the Isle of Palms as our beach destination, because it looked like it had a good shoreline for playing in the sand, and because there is a county park with bathrooms and showers right there. It was a great choice!


I can’t even describe how I felt finally looking out across the ocean. It was so beautiful, and just what you’d expect, right down to the beachfront homes and, of course, the palm trees!

The children loved everything about their beach day…playing in the sand, looking for seashells (Bunny’s favorite activity), and getting in the water. Moose loved trying to race the waves back to the shore!


I’m not sure that anyone loved it more than Chickadee, who sat at the edge of the water, and dissolved into giggles every time a wave crashed into her!


I had a list of things I had to do while we were at the beach, and I accomplished them all!

  • Write our name in the sand.
  • Look for seashells.
  • Help the children build a sand castle.
  • Do a cartwheel on the beach. (Don’t laugh…despite my age and outward appearance, I can still turn a damn fine cartwheel!)
  • Wave dive.
  • Taste, smell, see, hear, and touch the ocean!


We walked around Ocean Blvd. for a bit while we were trying to dry off…we even got to see surfboards!

I still can’t believe I’ve finally been to the ocean…and now I can’t wait to go back!

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