Category Archives: vacation

chasing the moon

sept 2014 we went to the beach for a long weekend.  it was nice to get away.

we played the tag game (we killed it – but i don’t know where the finished one is for photo proof).  we made a detour and went through columbia, sc so that we could eat qdoba.  it was amazing and worth the side trip!

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we stayed where we stayed when i was in high school and a group of us (me, andy, erik, Katie, ron) went over spring break.  it was a fun reminder of the past.


as the sun went down we chased the moon all the way to the beach.  it was huge!  i spent much longer than i would like to admit trying to get pictures of it.

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not too bad for taking pictures while driving down the road.  when we got to our hotel the moon was beautiful over the ocean.


we went to bed with a full moon and woke up to a beautiful morning and coffee!

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we got to see a wedding while we were there.  andy made me leave before the second one started!

we went to some of our favorite places to eat while we were there.

burro loco.


drunken jacks.  where we sat and watched goat island until our table was ready.

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we tried out the pirates voyage.  it was very cute.  we loved looking at the animals before the show and the pre show.

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we went shopping, we saw fish and andy wanted a unicorn head.  we also went and played putt putt.

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it was a wonderful end to the crazy summer.

blackwelder beach trip 2014

this post is about a year late…but here it is anyways.

we joined andy’s family at the beach again last summer and got to spend some time away from work and with family.

the drive down was long (it always is) but the views were beautiful and then we hit a ton of rain!

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we went dolphin sight seeing.  most of my pictures are of dark specks in the ocean but there are a few that turned out.  ellen was less than impressed but she had a great nap.

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cj told us that she saw three pirates.  we didn’t see them, but she saw them.  i think they were nice pirates because she waved once and then that was it.  they showed us some “trash” that the shrimp boats get and that included a baby shark and andy and cj where thrilled.

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we had fun at the beach playing in the ocean and in the sand and before we know it beach trip 2015 will be here for more sun and sand!