It’s become an annual Yockey family tradition to gather as many of my dad’s kids and grand kids as we can in a big house close to a beach. This year we got a house on Sullivan’s Island in Charleston. So sad my little sister Nathalie, brother-in-law Edgar, and niece Bella couldn’t be there this year 😦 And I’m still kicking myself for planning such a short trip for myself! But the little time I had there with them, I will treasure forever.
Matt and I decided to make a road trip out of it and leave Friday night for Savannah. We rented a car and drove about half way to Ocala and stopped for dinner at Amrit Palace for a feast of Indian food:
We were tired and silly at this point:
We spent the night in Savannah and explored just a little in the morning before heading to Charleston:
We stopped about half way somewhere in the middle of Georgia for lunch at a hole in the wall with delicious blue crab stew and low country boil:
We arrived in Charsleton late Saturday afternoon and went out for some of the best wings at Home Team:
After a good night’s sleep, I was up early for a stroll on the beach:
And a little basketball before brunch:
Brunch at Salt at Station 22 :
Then the rest of the crew started to arrive in the afternoon:
Sunday evening, we walked down to Mamacita’s Mexican restaurant:
Then a chilly walk on the beach back:
Monday we walked on the beach in the morning and hung out at the pool and played most of the day:
Then we cooked up a delicious lunch. I’m still thinking about my brother Matthew’s pineapple grilled chicken:
Later we got cleaned up and went into downtown Charleston for dinner and a carriage ride. Fun dinner at DeSano Pizza Bakery:
Ice cream for dessert:
A trip to Charleston wouldn’t be complete without a ghost tour. We did the old jail ghost tour.
Look at all these orbs:
And that weird green light:
Spooky place, that’s for sure. We heard a heavy door slam twice and some banging on the pipes.
It was a full day and I hit the hay hard after this.
Tuesday we headed back downtown to the market then back to Home Team for more wings for lunch before Matt and I had to say our goodbyes. So very sad to leave 😦
Then we boarded our tiny little plane where I luckily passed out before take off and didn’t wake up until we landed. I didn’t even know we were in the air:
During our layover in Miami, a quick bite to eat:
And a yummy guava pastry:
And Matt treated me to a massage then we lounged in the massage chairs until our flight left, it was heavenly:
And just like that, our vacation was over 😦 Next year, I promise I won’t cut my time short!
I’ve been working almost every day since I’ve been back. Soon I’ll write a house update and post more pictures. It’s getting there 🙂 I’ll be back soon 🙂