Monday, July 2, 2007

Back From the Beach

Alright. I'm back. And I'm so sad. I think I've been in denial a bit. I've tried to pretend that I'm still at the beach. But there's just something about Winder, GA that doesn't really lend itself to a beach state of mind. Seriously. That was one of the best vacations we've ever had. Now, I am scheming to figure out ways to be on a permanent vacation on Isle of Palms! If you've never been to Isle of Palms, SC then you owe it to yourself to go. It's about 30 minutes from Charleston. Typically, I am a Gulf girl. But the beach where we were staying was incredible. Very warm water. High afternoon waves. Sandy white beaches. Very family friendly, and not touristy at all. I could honestly make this a yearly beach destination. It'd been two years since our last beach trip. Hopefully it won't be so long the next time we go.

We went with a bunch of old friends. It was great catching up and meeting the newest additions. Going with a group of friends and splitting the cost is definitely the way to go. Very affordable and a great way to go on vacation and not feel guilty about it afterwards.

My kids were great. Really the hardest aspect of the trip was the travel to and fro. But they absolutely loved everything about the beach. Definitely a requirement for a Buckland!

Most of all, I am so impressed with my husband. He has such amazing patience with the kids. More than I do, I'm afraid. These were my friends that we were vacationing with, and he fit right in and was such a trooper the whole time. The best part of the whole trip was getting to spend so much time with him and my sweet kids. And the best part about coming home was knowing that I get to keep them and bring them home with me!


Erin said...

I'm so glad you did a beach blog. Been looking for it. I love all the photos!


Angela said...

Yeah, I wanted to post it sooner. You really should pester the other gals to send some of their pics. They have some group photos that I've been trying to get a hold of. I wanted to post one of those. I know Shannon's crazy busy. But maybe there will be more pics coming soon!

Shannon said...

You know you Bucklands blessed that beach with Ren and little Bucklands' presence on it every early am, with Ren's fearless attack of the waves, you and Isabel's surf angels and Jo Jo's laughter! Thanks for sharing all these things with our family.
we love you--
Shannon, Ronnie, Nora and Cavan

Kristen said...

Ange, we're about to go to the beach with Ryan's parents. Any tips or thoughts? How did Oliver do?