This one time, in July, we road tripped to South Carolina. With a toddler.
(Part 1 is here if you missed it!)
After a really awesome trip from VA, during which Bug slept almost the whole time, we arrived in Santee, SC. We picked up our rental keys from a really… um, rustic… BBQ joint. I wish took a picture of it, there is no great way to accurately describe it!
Our rental was gorgeous but I forgot to take pictures of it. Sigh. I did take pictures of our view though.
Mimi, Pappy, Aunt Lana, Aunt Mandy, and Aunt Mandy’s boyfriend Drew met us at our rental for dinner that night after we settled in. It was such a blessing we all ended up there this summer at the same time to see Pappy! After Bug went to bed and the rest of the family left, Jeff and I relaxed on the porch. Until we were attacked by ginormous mosquitos of course (gotta love the South)!
The road our rental was on used to be a main 2-lane highway road. When 95 was put in next to it, they retired the road as well as the bridge it was connected to, across Lake Marion into Santee. Now it’s a pedestrian walk way, so we took Bug there for his usual morning stroll.
Later that night we celebrated the Leo birthdays of Aunt Lana, Daddy Bug, and Pappy, at Pappy’s cabin across & further up the lake.
Aunt Lana and Mimi came over for a morning swim with Bug and I. Later that afternoon, our friends Adam, Tiffany, and Brayton Culbertson visited us! We met Adam and Tiffany on our honeymoons to Mexico. ❤ We happened to reunite exactly 4 years later (our anniversaries are 1 day apart), this time with baby boys in tow. 🙂
That night a crazy thunderstorm rolled in but we had a great time because the Culbertsons stayed with us overnight in the second bedroom. And since they’re parents of a young child, there was no pressure to stay up super late. Love this family! We plan to get together again in another 4 years 🙂
We had a chill day, just the 3 of us McCoaches. So chill I’m having a difficult time remembering what all we did…
Later that night Mimi, Pappy, and Aunt Lana came over for a quick visit. It was nice to see Pappy one more time! We sure do miss him. 😦
Our rental ended at noon and so we left after lunch, around Bug’s lunch time, since we learned he travels best then. We left to stay with the Barbone family!
Come back for part 3 tomorrow!