Saturday, August 28, 2010

Our Vacation

I'm back, and with a lot of awesome pictures might I add. Tybee Island was all I anticipated and so much more. This will definitely be a trip that will forever be looked back upon with fondest of memories. It was absolutely perfect in every way.

We rented this lovely cottage. It was so perfect for our family.

Then, the beach of course. The view was absolutely breathtaking! We spent a lot of our time here. Salt water was something new for me. I kept finding myself choking on the foul taste that would be on my lips. However, getting used to the water didn't take me too long. I found myself not wanting to leave the water... We had so much fun. I have to admit before I left for this trip I found myself fretting and worrying about SHARKS. Yes, I am absolutely terrified of sharks. I could just imagine myself swimming then..Da dum Da dum Da dum Da dum...he would grab my leg and pull me under. Or perhaps he would take a bite into my side and then just leave me to suffer. Of course I wouldn't have the strength to cry out loudly for help. My dad wouldn't hear me struggle because his ears would be to clogged up with salt water, my mom's eyes would be closed off course as she was soaking up the every last ray of the sun, Nicole would be too infatuated with her next Charles Martin book to come to my aid, and Lauren... well she would think I was waving to her and simply wave back. However once I got well acquainted with the sea I realized that sharks were the least of my worries...

Instead I became well acquainted with the jelly fish. I got stung at three different times. I don't know what it was but I think the jelly fish liked me...a lot! I got stung twice on my ankle. Then came the third time- I got stung several times all around my leg. Yes, sharks really were the least of my worries...

My family was able to take a boat ride to Little Tybee. Along the way we were greeted by many dolphins. The ride to Little Tybee was beautiful!

But Little Tybee was Amazing!

And guess what my sisters and I found... Sand dollars!! Six of them to be exact. However, only four of them are with us today :( Nicole's flip flop killed one, and the long and dangerous voyage back to Indiana took the life of another. :( Nevertheless, I am so glad to have a sand dollar of my very own!

With much regret I have to say we have zero pictures of the boat ride back home. MAlign Centery sister decided, with the best interest of her camera in mind, not to take pictures on the journey to shore. We were greeted with ...what do I call it...storm doesn't quite give you the picture I want you to imagine. We arrived back on shore wet to say the least.

I could not fully describe our trip to you without mentioning the food. You see we are Northern City Girls. I like shrimp- well...that is popcorn shrimp. Did you know shrimp have legs???

You see this fake smile Nicole is giving you. Ya, she honestly didn't enjoy that shrimp she is pretending to eat. My mom, Nicole, and I all agreed that shrimp should definitely be de-legged and de-veined and preferable breaded before it is acceptable to be eaten.
So, this guy along with my little sister ate all our food, which was fine with us.
From then on at all those Seafood Restaurants my mom Nicole and I ordered food kinda like this:
Parasailing was definitely one of the biggest highlights of the vacation for most of us... (my mom opted out of this one. I don't know why but I think the thought of being on the other side of flying a kite must of scared her... She must of had a bad experiencing flying a kite as a child.)
Getting ready
Align Center
Lauren and Dad
Big Smiles
Another highlight of the trip enjoyed by all, was cruising around Hilton Head and Savannah.

Tybee Island- a vacation that I will never forget, whether it be the jellyfish, great food ;), storms, or parasailing. However, what I think I will will remember more than the pain of a jelly fish sting is the love of my family


  1. Wow! I am so happy that you guys had such a great time!! Even though I have heard about most everything in this post...the pictures sure do bring it to life!!! Everything looks so beautiful!! So happy that you all had such a memorable vacation!

  2. You summed up most of our vacation very well; think I will direct everyone on my blog to yours! ;) It was a great vacation, wasn't it? And you are right on about those shrimp with little curled up legs...eek! I will definitely stick with Indiana shrimp. :)

  3. Wonderful post and beautiful pictures! We love hearing how much guest to the island love their trip! We are so glad you enjoyed the food, fell in love with the ocean, and thoroughly enjoyed Tybee Island. Thank you for choosing to vacation in our little corner of paradise!

    Melissa with Mermaid Cottages

  4. Wow - that looks really neat!! Glad you guys had such a wonderful time!

  5. Very funny about the shrimp! I was laughing about Nicole's "before vacation" post, then your "after vacation" post regarding the food! Great pictures of your family...those will be such special memories once you all marry and move on!

  6. GOOD FOR YOU! I'm very jealous ;)

    Common Cents

  7. Thanks for sharing all the great pics and stories! Family vacations are the best! You will never forget all the fun memories you made!

  8. Hi Brooke :-) I use Google Alerts. If you haven't heard about it, it's pretty cool. You add tag words to your list and when ever those words show up on the internet (in web pages or blogs) you get an email alert! It's really neat! It's a great way to find cool blogs like yours, or connect with sites or people that you might not have been able to find on your own just searching!
    Thank you again for choosing to visit Tybee, and for sharing your beautiful pictures! Come back soon!