Wednesday evening, I headed to the cities to have dinner with old friends and new. Sushi is a favorite of mine - and Miss Betsy makes some of the best. After having my share - it was off to bed for all of us...some had work in the morning and I had a plane to catch early.
I arrived in Charlotte, NC and was greeted by a sleeping young man (preschool can be hard) and Joe's sister at the airport. We ventured to their house to get packed and head out to South Carolina.
Joe and I would make an annual trip to the Carolinas each year. We loved spending time with family - and the beach was always a favorite of ours. As we drove to Charleston / Folly Beach, my mind began to reflect on all the times we had, all the trips, all the memories...
I never know how I will respond to things - sometimes I lose it a little bit and have a tough time, other times I feel a sense of accomplishment, times I feel comfort. The closer and closer we got - I felt complete comfort. When I final made it to the beach, I felt complete peace.
A friend of mine had drawn my attention to a website called - www.dearphotograph.com. It is a website where people take old photos, return to the photo, and then take a picture of the picture...(Check it out) Sometimes I need to make a mission out of things that can be tough. I thought it would be tough to return to the beach...so my mission was - take a run out to the lighthouse and recapture one of my favorite memories.
The beach is my peace.
It was an amazing weekend, filled with great company, amazing food and beautiful weather. Thank you to the Daley, McManus and Ramaker Families for sharing the weekend with me.
Words don't always do adventures justice...so to the pictures -
This past week, I was invited to the Winona Senior High School to receive this...