THT- Isle of Palms Vacation – Part I -
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THT- Isle of Palms Vacation – Part I

 

Who isn’t ready for a summer vacation? We had a great time at our rental house celebrating my mom’s 80th birthday.

 

The whole family enjoyed Charleston as we stayed at our Isle of Palms rental, each of us siblings going out and about doing different activities

We were 5 minutes from an entry to the beach and we fully took advantage going for 8 am to the beach, as each day there was a heat advisory. My husband and I made it early to the beach to beat the heat! Funny that the last day was the coolest. We did make the most of our trip with early mornings to the beach and then activities scheduled throughout the week.

The first night there we celebrated my mom’s birthday at one of our favorite restaurants, High Cotton, in Charleston. This place is classy! When I was looking for the bathroom, one of the waiters, quite the gentleman, offered his arm, to escort me to the ladies room! Now, that’s service! Their food is amazing, and the sommelier came to our table to describe some of the wine choices. I am a red wine lover, but in this heat, I love a flavorful Chardonay. The recommendation was the perfect pairing with their mouth-watering crab cakes. I could eat seafood every day!

The house was wonderful with an indoor screened porch where we could sit and converse, have a bit of wine, and enjoy the cooler air. I didn’t go into the pool, as the beach and ocean became my playground for the week. We went to the beach bright and early and I love, I say LOVE boogie boarding. I will be 80 myself and be out there, trying to jump the waves! I caught quite a few that landed me sailing to the shore. The feeling is so fun! When we do go back, I am tempted to take surfing lessons, as I can balance on a paddleboard.

Speaking of, my husband and I went to the waterway and had a morning of kayaking and paddleboarding, where we could view each of the stunning beach houses lining the shore.  I love to have a different view and really enjoy water sports.

Another day, we went on a wilderness guided kayak tour, and we got a tandem kayak. Taking breaks as the guide would explain the birds and other wildlife in the area. I thought it was funny that the show, “Outer Banks” was filmed in this part of the Isle of Palms, and not the outer banks. We did not experience alligators, but rather jumping dulphins and flying fish. We must have seen 5 dolphins on this kayak excursion. I love learning the history of the place as well as seeing the wildlife. I find it very calming.

I will share part II of our trip soon on the blog, but wanted to give you a bit of a taste of our vacation. h

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Have you ever been to Charleston or the Isle of Palms? What is your favorite area? 

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7 Comments
  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 06:34h, 14 July Reply

    The kayaking sounds fun! I’ve tried it a couple of times on holiday, I love watching for wildlife!

    Emma xxx
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  • Leslie Susan Clingan
    Posted at 22:34h, 06 July Reply

    Oh, my gosh….talk about southern charm, your mother’s favorite Charleston restaurant oozes it! My goodness. I am sure the food was as excellent as the service and attention to detail.

    Look at you guys doing all the kayaking. I have never tried it but would like to. What great exercise. And to see dolphins and hear bits of history on your excursion. It’s nice that while you guys stayed together, you all did your own activities at times. I am hopeful we can do that when we go to the beach with my daughters. Sometimes it is good to have a few hours apart so we can be happily together again.

    So glad you had a great time. Looking forward to reading Part 2.

  • Marsha Banks
    Posted at 14:53h, 03 July Reply

    Your vacation sounds wonderful so far! I’m so glad you all gathered for your mom’s birthday! My oldest granddaughter was born in Charleston so I’m very familiar with the area. I loved going downtown and just meandering down King Street as well as the market. Of course, we had to buy pralines! Charleston is a beautiful place. I can’t wait for the rest of the story, and thanks for the link up!

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  • Kinga
    Posted at 09:40h, 03 July Reply

    Look great 😀

  • Gail
    Posted at 01:40h, 03 July Reply

    Your holiday sounds wonderful- the kayaking, the dolphins, the beach! Not to mention being with your family x

  • mireille
    Posted at 10:22h, 02 July Reply

    I love the Charleston area. It is pretty hot in the summer so my favorite time to go is in the fall. We have one little weekend away planned for the end of the month before school starts. It gives us a little something to look forward before the busyness of life starts again.
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  • Jennifer
    Posted at 05:12h, 02 July Reply

    Looks amazing!

    Jennifer
    Curated by Jennifer

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