There is one thing that I give thanks to everyday and that is my family. With a little one on the way, I am grateful for a supportive and loving bunch of people. I am very fortunate to have family members that love to laugh and have a good time. This past week was the best example of how life is during the July 4th holiday. Before the big day of July 4th, we had plenty of prep work to do for the beach. One of the fondest memories is eating snacks siting in the sand on the beach after playing hard in the waves. With me being an organizer, we made our trip to the grocery store and stored up on all kinds of goodies including watermelon and boiled peanuts. My family has grown up eating watermelon and boiled peanuts on the beach so this was a normal snack for all of us. My husband does a great job boiling and salting the peanuts perfectly to taste!
July 4th came and even though the weather was fickle we enjoyed the day. We went to DeBordieu Beach in Georgetown, SC and it was beautiful. The water was clear all week and weekend! However, at one point and time, we were all huddled under the tent dogging the rain storms that came and went multiple times throughout half of the day on the fourth. DeBordieu is such a great place that seems like it is a different world inside the gates. People drive around on golf carts and capture beautiful scenic views of marsh, beach and abundant wildlife.
My cousin Ayden loves to surf and she caught a few good waves. She even tried to teach another little cousin how to surf as well. They were both exhausted by days end but non the less they had fun! With catching waves, comes being hungry. We tried the new restaurant in Pawleys Island,
J Peters Grill & Bar. It was delicious! They have great salads and amazing specials during Happy Hour. I would highly recommend trying them whether you are on vacation or looking at homes to purchase with me in the area! The beach is truly a magical place to visit or live and even more magical with family. I love you all that came to spend time with Brian and I. I hope everyone enjoyed this year's 4th of July and made lasting memories to remember forever.
I absolutely love the creek life in Pawleys Island! I am a beach girl but since my husband and I moved here two years ago, I have fallen in love with the creeks around the beach. When we first came, we knew we wanted a boat. Brian, my husband grew up on a lake so he always had a boat. Lucky for me, he would soon become my captain as I ventured out on the boat with him. I am still in the process of learning the ropes of maneuvering a boat. We asked around for months while shopping for boats about what kind we needed. The consensus was, 16 ft john boat. Almost everyone we knew with boats had at least one 16 ft. john boat. So, one day the perfect boat fell into our laps for a great deal and has allowed us many special moments and memories since this purchase. Our boat is not huge, glamorous, or has smells of roses, but its perfect for our family of three, soon to be four, which includes, Brian, myself, Wally our dog, and soon to be baby girl Harper.
With weather temperatures being fair year round, we are able to experience water activities even through the colder months. My most recent excitement has been finding my first live sand dollar on the shoreline of North Inlet in Georgetown, SC. At first I thought it was a jelly fish because it was a purple color. When I bent down and poked the back of it, I noticed that it was in fact a huge sand dollar! I immediately picked up to examine. The tentacles on the bottom moved just like a star fish tentacles. It was so neat to finally find one, and even better that it was alive! After taking a few pictures and calming down, I gave it my best wishes and put back into the water. My husband and I were astounded at finding one and will never forget that moment.
If you are ever able to take a walk around the creeks of coastal SC, you are more than likely to find a few treasures. One of the best parts of living near water is the wildlife. Please take care of what you find and if it is alive, let it continue to live for others to find. Maybe next time you are in the creek, you will be as lucky as me and find a sand dollar as well!
It's warming up outside and people are out planning for beautiful flowers, plants, and greenery to have in their yards. I was able to do just the same this weekend. Brian, my husband, had family in town and we took them to True Blue Nursery to walk around. True Blue has acres of trees, plants, flowers and much more that will accommodate those wanting to include landscaping at their home or business. If you are a bird lover, they also have a building there dedicated to those who love to bird watch and feed birds. For those who love to be outdoors and have a green thumb, this is the perfect place to visit in Pawleys Island. Even if you are on vacation it is truly a special place to walk around and enjoy the fresh air and beauty of God's creations.
Brian and I were looking for one more tree to plant in our back yard. We settled on a plum tree because I love plums and they are also pretty trees once fully bloomed. My in-laws also had good luck in finding something while being there as well. They purchased a lemon and lime tree. This will be great for refreshing drinks in the summer! True Blue has something for everyone. They are located on Hwy 17 in Pawleys Island. If headed south they will be on your left, you can't miss it! Take a day and enjoy a walk around True Blue because it truly is a neat place to visit or buy items that you would want for your home.
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Georgetown county has some of the best food I have ever had! Today I went to lunch with a few colleagues to one of my favorite spots in Georgetown, SC. Rollin Local is directly on Front Street in Historic Georgetown. There is plenty of room to seat outside or inside at a table or even at the bar. Their food ranges from Sushi, to hibachi, to Friday's special of a $5 burger with fries. Typically I go either Thursday or Friday for their specials. Today, along with other Thursdays was their sushi special. You can get 2 causal rolls for $10 or 2 speciality rolls for $18! I splurged today and got the two speciality rolls, one of which was the Crab Meat Dynamite Roll. If you like sushi, it is a must try!
The restaurant is nice and quaint with a cool atmosphere. If you are a local you may remember it being the old Rice Paddy restaurant. Rumor has is that they are opening up a new location in Pawleys Island. I can't wait! If you haven't had a chance to try Rollin Local yet, you should put it on your to do list for your next stop downtown Georgetown, SC or soon when the new Pawleys Island location opens.
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