A Journal, with Pictures

Fourth of July 2016

by on Jul.13, 2016, under Family


The fam­i­ly tra­di­tion con­tin­ued with Joyce and I fly­ing to Hilton Head on June 30th, Jen­nifer, Alexan­dra and Mike dri­ving from Fort Laud­erdale and Hei­di, Brenn, Caitlin, Kin­sey and Gary arriv­ing from Savan­nah over the next two days. The first kids activ­i­ty was the Spring Island Sports Camp Fri­day, Sat­ur­day and Sun­day. The camp was most­ly in the morn­ing end­ing with the kids in the pool in the after­noon, which was good because it was HOT. The adults enjoyed a break from the kids and every­one gath­ered for din­ner at the cot­tage. Gary brought the boat over on Sun­day in prepa­ra­tion for the cruise Mon­day night.

Mon­day the fourth, we all par­tic­i­pat­ed in the Spring Island fes­tiv­i­ties. The kids were out ear­ly to dec­o­rate the hors­es for the parade. The parade seemed to be big­ger and more elab­o­rate this year with Tom Cameron again Grand Mar­shall. There were games, Brenn being a tug of war star, then a incred­i­bly bar­bque lunch, then more games and swim­ming for the kids. There was enter­tain­ment with the weath­er warm but what the fourth in the south is expect­ed to be. This is tru­ely what a small com­mu­ni­ty fourth of July celi­bra­tion should be.

In the evening we board­ed the Prado’s boat and cruised to Skull Creek for the fire­works after pic­nic din­ner on board. It turned out there was a delay but just as we start­ed to leave the dis­play went off. It was a late night but the kids were up in time for Camp Spring Island (Nature Camp) the next morn­ing. Anoth­er three days, with the kids busy with camp and the adults relax­ing, going to the pool, play­ing a lit­tle golf and catch­ing up on read­ing. At din­ner we got the camp report. Did you have fun? Yes. They were pret­ty tired with camp and swim­ming after­wards. On Wedes­day, Hei­di vol­un­teered to pick up the kids and the rest of the adults, cruised to Beau­fort for lunch a a local favorite on the riv­er, Plums.

Over­all it was a great fourth of July week at Chechessee Creek and Spring Island. Plen­ty for the kids to do and the adults got to do their thing with time for the whole fam­i­ly togeth­er. It was a very hap­py 4th of July for our family.

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