Saying Good-bye to Folly Beach and Hominy Grill – Day 10 Part 2

After we said goodbye to the beach house, we returned the keys to the house.  While we were in downtown Folly, we hunted for a new Folly Beach shirt for me.  Even though I already had a Folly Beach shirt that had been bought in 1999 during my first trip to the beach, I desired an updated one.  We finally found one that had a sea turtle on it.

I made one more stop in downtown Folly at the coffee shop before our long 20-minute drive to downtown Charleston.

Earlier in the week, we decided that our last stop in Charleston was going to be at Hominy Grill, one of our favorite restaurants in Charleston.

The Wee One decided he wanted to try the yogurt and granola which totally surprised me.  He ate most of the yogurt and granola.

All the Imaginative One wanted was French fries.  He is so picky about what he eats.

Hubby had eggs with chicken while I had a veggie omelet with potatoes.

After we were finished with our brunch, it was time to hit the road for the first leg of our trip home.  On the next blog post, I’ll share our adventure on the way home.

Have a magical day!
Traci

Saying Good-bye to the Beach and Beach House Tour – Day 10 Part 1

Today I’m sharing multiple videos.  

One of the videos is us saying goodbye to the beach and 2 are tours of the house.  One is multiple videos that I combined together to create one video while the other is a video of the photographs I took of the house.  We were in the middle of getting ready to leave so there is going to be piles of linens laying around and the beds are going to be unmade.  When we got to the beach, they were finishing cleaning up so I did not get a video of the beach house while it was neat.  

Join me next week for the video of us saying goodbye to Folly Beach and then our final breakfast in Charleston.  We ate at Hominy Grill once again.

Have a magical day!
Traci

Last Night on the Beach – Day 9 Part 7

Words cannot express the last night on the beach.  We walked around on the sand.  Looked for shark’s teeth and shells.  Stood in the surf for one last time.  Reminisced about the trip.  

All week I kept mentioning about the number of pelicans I saw that week.  As you will notice in the video, I took a lot of photos of those pelicans.

Enjoy our video of our last night on the beach.

Join me next week for the video of us saying goodbye to the beach and the tour of the house.

Have a magical day!
Traci

Sullivan’s Island – Day 9 Part 6

After we were done visiting Fort Moultrie, we briefly explored Sullivan’s Island. I wish we would have spent more time exploring the island. I’ll have to put it on my to do list for the next time we visit Folly Beach.

While we were there, we went to the Co-Op to get lunch. I got the strawberry pecan salad which the Wee One also loved.

We also walked down the street to a pizzeria, homemade ice cream shop, and coffee shop. I got some delicious iced coffee while the Imaginative One got some mint ice cream. Yum for both of us.

The coolest part of the island was the street signs. They were these white thick poles with the name of the streets engraved on the poles. (There is an example of these poles on the video.)

Enjoy the video of our brief time on Sullivan’s Island.


Join me next week for our last night on the beach!

Have a magical day!
Traci

Fort Moultrie Part 2 – Day 9 Part 5

Click here and here for more information about the tour of the fort.

This video covers 1794 until the Revolutionary War era. We also walked around the park next to the fort. We were able to see Fort Sumter from the harbor which was cool.

I hope you enjoy this video.


Join me next week for a tour of Sullivan’s Island where Fort Moultrie is located.

Have a magical day!
Traci

Fort Moultrie Tour Part 1 – Day 9 Part 4

The rain stopped while we were in the museum. So, although it was wet outside, we were able to enjoy checking out the fort.

The fort tour begins with the World War II era and continues onto the Revolutionary War era. Today’s video only covers until 1794.

Click here and here for more information about the tour of the fort.

We enjoyed walking where the cannons were located. Since they were higher than the rest of the fort, the views from the cannons was remarkable. I also loved the fact the cannons had wheels and were able to be moved around easily.

I hope you enjoy this video.


Join me next week for the remainder of the tour of Fort Moultrie and the park next to the fort.

Have a magical day!
Traci

An Impulsive Road Trip

The other day I went to a Mother-Son brunch.  We were asked to list 3 things we did before we had kids.

I forgot to put I took impulsive road trips.  One memorable one was with Tanya on March 30 to April 1, 2002.

I had forgotten when I took the trip until today.

On March 30, I called Tanya and told her to pack her stuff.  I was going to pick her up in an hour.  There was no destination in sight.  It was just us enjoying time together.

We drove to just on I-70 until just past the Illinois border.  Then we stopped for the night.

The next morning was Easter morning.  She was given the choice.  Either we could continue west to St. Louis or we could go north towards Chicago.

She choose going north.  We ended up in Chicago.

Things we did while in Chicago were visiting the Navy Pier.  We found some free parking with a shuttle that took us to the Navy Pier.

We also drove on Lake Shore Drive before continuing to head north towards Wisconsin.

I can remember stopping at a travel station and getting us dinner there.  One memory that sticks out is eating a salad from Burger King.  Don’t know why I remember that little detail.

Once we got to Wisconsin, we stayed in a town called Kenosha.  Since it was Easter, we stopped at their K-Mart and bought our Easter candy.

If you ever watched That 70s Show, they would visit Kenosha in several episodes.

After we woke up the next morning, we drove back home.

It was a nice little impulsive road trip that will forever stay in my mind.  The road trip was a great bonding time for Tanya and I.

10 years later, I would once again visit Kenosha.  This time with Hubby on our second kid free trip.  It’s an interesting little town.

14 years later, I would meet my current pastor.  He’s from Kenosha and was surprised that I had been there.

No photos exist of that road trip.  Just ones in my mind.

The feature photo is from my visit in 2012.

Have a magical day,
Traci