Monday, June 6, 2011

South Carolina Vay-Cay

We took a few days off in May to go to the Harlos family reunion at Pawleys Island, South Carolina, held in commemoration of my Pop-Pop's 85th birthday.

Happy Birthday, Pop-Pop! Real Southern Red Velvet + Lemon Cake. Yum!

We (all 18 of us!) stayed at this beautiful beach house, courtesy of Pop-Pop. It was so nice! Andy and I got to sleep on the back porch, facing the ocean. We could hear the waves gently lulling us to sleep, and feel the ocean breeze (when we were lucky).

Our agenda was PACKED:

First and foremost, of course, was beach time . . .

. . . then, getting ahead on those Summer Reading Lists . . .

. . . hammocking . . .

. . . and, of course, a good Harlos Family discussion. Pop-Pop likes to pontificate, and we all like to indulge him in that. We always try to talk about issues of great controversy, like gays in the Church, UFOs and other paranormal activities, and the like. The way it divides our family somehow brings us together . . . or something . . .

It was good to see Dadnmom, too. We were so spoiled when they were just a few miles down the road, and we could have Sunday dinners with them every week! We did get to enjoy our final SC meal with them, at the Charleston airport. Who do you think I take after?

Yes, it was a wonderful trip. Family, the beach, good food, and definitely good times!!


  1. Looks like a really great time!! (Only a little bit jealous...)