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Best Family 4th of July Ever

by on Jul.20, 2014, under Family

The Williamson, Mont­gomery and Pra­do fam­i­lies get togeth­er for the fourth of July every year at Spring Island, this year was spe­cial. For one thing there was the sports camp Sun­day and Mon­day, in which Brenn and Alexan­dra par­tic­i­pat­ed. Mike, Jen­nifer and Alexan­dra drove up from Fort Laud­erdale on Sat­ur­day and picked up Brenn on their way to the Chechessee cot­tage. Joyce and I flew in from Day­ton to Hilton Head. We had sev­er­al projects in Hilton Head so we went back and forth until Wednes­day. Kin­sey and Caitlin joined Brenn and Alexan­dra for Camp Spring Island (nature camp) on Tues­day and stayed in a house on Callawassie Island. Gary brought his boat from Savan­nah on Wednes­day. Besides din­ner and social­iz­ing our first all fam­i­ly activ­i­ty was a boat trip from Chechessee over to Hilton Head Island and back. It was great fun with beau­ti­ful scenery, a giant school of dol­phins past by the boat while we observed and in gen­er­al every­one had a good time.

Captain Gary

Cap­tain Gary





Deck hand Mike

Deck hand Mike








Joyce and I enjoyed a round of golf at Chechessee on Thurs­day and the every­one met a the Spring Island pool which was the gath­er­ing spot. So the fam­i­ly hung out togeth­er, enjoyed the great weath­er and all of the ameni­ties of Spring Island.

Caitlin and Grandma

Caitlin and Grandma

Alexandra and Grandpa

Alexan­dra and Grandpa

Alexandra and Grandma

Alexan­dra and Grandma








The big day is the fourth of July, with a dec­o­rat­ing hors­es, bikes and golf carts, a parade, a big pic­nic lunch, and after lunch tons of activ­i­ties. This year the big hit, was a water slide, boun­cy house, and dunk tank, that occu­pied the kids for hours after lunch. It was a per­fect day that every­one enjoyed.

Brenn decorating

Brenn dec­o­rat­ing

Decorating horses

Dec­o­rat­ing horses

Parade begins

Parade begins

Decorated golf cart

Dec­o­rat­ed golf cart

Kids of all ages

Kids of all ages

Prado kids in parade

Pra­do kids in parade

Alexandra in the parade

Alexan­dra in the parade








One of the things that makes Spring Island so spe­cial is the staff and this event was no excep­tion with the mag­nif­i­cent staff doing a fab­u­lous job. The lunch was spec­tac­u­lar, the ser­vice great and noth­ing was over­looked in mak­ing it a great day for everyone.

Magnificent servers

Mag­nif­i­cent servers

Brenn burger

Brenn burg­er

Fourth picnic

Fourth pic­nic

Kinsey's desert

Kin­sey’s desert

Jen relax's

Jen relax’s

Brenn is full

Brenn is full

Fourth cake

Fourth cake








Water Fun!

Water Fun!

Dunk tank

Dunk tank








In the evening, we packed a pic­nic din­ner and head­ed to Hilton Head to watch the fire­works from the water in Skull Creek. We saw a great sun set them a spec­tac­u­lar fire­works display.

Sunset on the fourth

Sun­set on the fourth





Fireworks finale

Fire­works finale








Every­one agreed this was the best fam­i­ly fourth of July ever.

Family Fourth of July

Fam­i­ly Fourth of July

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