Enna and I just spent 4 days on Sullivan's Island with Alison & Bryan who are getting married this June. They flew us down on the family plane (a Piper Navajo) - Alison's stepfather Kirk is a pilot. The trip was amazing! It was only about a 4 hour flight and their beach house, originally built by Alison's grandfather in the 1940's, is beautiful. It was such a treat to be able to step out onto the warm sand in the morning with a hot drink and watch the sunrise. OK, not every morning... I didn't get out of bed till 12pm on the first day:)
Thank you Alison, Bryan, Kirk and Sallie for having us down. It was such a great way to get to know each other and become friends! We hope we get to visit again.
Enna and I also had the rare opportunity to witness the parents of one of our couples meeting for the first time. We laughed at how it would be like "Meet the Faukers" but the truth is they instantly hit it off and we had a great beach BBQ and played bocce all night with drinks in our hands. ;)
Here are Alison and Bryan with Mimi & Dickie and Sallie & Kirk enjoying the sunset on the beach.
Alison and Bryan
Sallie giving Alison a big hug and kiss.
Bocce. Team Mimi and Matt won by one point!
Summer and Gibson on the steps to the beach house.
Summer has lost her sight, but amazingly walks around the house and the beach without a problem.
Enna's favorite restaurant in Charleston is the Hominy Grill. It is impossible for her to not go there when we visit.
Bryan took us out for a tour of the area on his fishing boat.
This is how I got my sunburn. Luckily it's faded into a nice tan now.
Pelicans are so much fun to watch: they have this clumsy way of diving into the water.
We made a pit stop to deliver some lumber via boat.
Kirk working on the flight plan before take-off.
Kirk, Sallie, Enna and I just before our return flight.
The sun setting over Maryland.
Now we are back in Boston and the wedding season has kicked off. It was really an amazing time and a much needed break. Thank you Alison and Sallie for inviting us! We can't wait to see you again in about 5 weeks at the wedding!!