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Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina











Taking off from our regularly scheduled posts to tell you about a recent trip we took to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. (on 11/17 you can read a life update & all about my November "OwlCrate" unboxing on my other blog "Hike2Forty and beyond") The planned: head to Rice, Texas to pick up our "Casita" 17 Independence Deluxe & enjoy the sights going & coming home. (I'll show ya pics of our "Cozy Casa" soon.) Let me say, I know I have said it before & I will probably say it again soon enough... that when we travel we seem to bring rain with us every where we go, so if you are out there & you want rain give me a call asap!! I am open for booking & a small fee needs to be included. thanks. We took rain to Texas & I hope they were happy about it, We were not happy but we made the best of it. Here's the rain schedule, rained every single day (maybe not constantly but pretty darn close.) but the 1/2 day when we 1st got to Hunting Island, stayed 1 night left in the AM, the 2 days we spent in Big Bend, Texas. We even have had rain when we arrived back at home in VA. WHAT???! You begin to wonder what the sun looks like? I mean come on??! Are we in Ireland or what? A rain forest?

On the way home... worried/concerned about all the recent flooding in South Carolina, wondering if the state park would be there when we arrived? Let me tell ya even though South Carolina is considered the "low country", it stuck it out & has very little damage. Every time we stay at this park we always reserve a spot, it's just always booked up, it's just that great, book a spot months in advance, promise you will LOVE IT!

-- Normally there are a few big tree laying down on the beach as you walk to the lighthouse, but after the recent storms there were tons more trees & limbs. The mosquitoes were nuts!!! If you stayed near the water where all the winds were you were ok. I guess mosquitoes can not fly in wind?

-- 1 is seagull. 1 crane lower below in another pic. Are those wrens, whatever those beach birds are called, darn they can run fast, fly away too quick, I am not fast enough, I try to be super quiet & sneaky, it still doesn't work? nuts, you photography gurus are too cool for me, do you wear camouflage or what?

-- See the sand spider?

-- You may have noticed the picture of me making footprints in the sand (yep, that is 1 of my favorite poems), I had to hoist my pant legs up to walk through the water & the hubby forgot to tell me he took this picture, silly man, & yes, I do stop shaving my legs at the end of October until spring time when I wear skirts or shorts again, don't like it, lump it. HA. ha!! Shaving is overrated any ways, you give up the silly stuff when you are camping. This chick doesn't take life too seriously, I mean come on??! Why worry about it??! Have you ever tried to shave in a campground shower, when you are paying for the shower water? Now if only I could go braless, nope, not going to happen ...I guess I am not that cool. Still to darn shy. I will wear white after labor day, but some thing you just got to put your foot down. I can go without makeup or washing my hair. Ok, ok, I know ..."E" - nough said.

-- Yes, you can walk to the lighthouse from the campground, there's a fee to enter but not the surrounding grounds.


We have stayed in this state park over 5 times, "Hunting Island State Park", South Carolina, one of the greatest state parks in the US that we have ever stayed in. The views are breathtaking & the sounds of the surf are priceless. If I could wake up to that sounds daily I think I would be in heaven. Wait then I would miss my mountains. You can have surf in the mountains, right? Please enjoy the video of the day we were there, the AM taping at the end, we both woke up super early the next morning, hoping for an awesome sunrise, sadly it was cloudy & grey (& yes it did rain, but we are part duck so it's cool, NO WORRIES.) ... but ALL DAYS ARE GOOD WHEN YOU SPEND THEM ON A BEACH, right??!

To all you folks, who read all these bits of info. THANK YOU! We had a lovely 11th wedding anniversary trip, thank you for all the comments, thank you for all the sweet messages, THANK YOU for always stopping by. I love your friendships so so much. Beth ( :


I just found this old video from Hunting Island State Park... maybe 3 or 4 years ago. & there is a sunrise in the AM, unlike this above visit. Please Enjoy! ( :

linking up to: "Good Fences" with Theresa & "Saturday's Critters" with Eileen.

Comments

TexWisGirl said…
glad you had a good anniversary. even with rain on your trip. love the driftwood photos!
Linda Kay said…
Very beautiful and restful this morning. Got a chuckle out of your walk on the beach. It is mesmerizing to walk in the sand on the beach. Have a special week, my friend.
William Kendall said…
Beautiful shots, Beth!
Wow that looks like a beautiful place! And I love that footprints photo! Have a great day, Beth.
Missy George said…
Happy 11th..a little late...Super pictures..Love the driftwood and the lighthouse..
Ruth Hiebert said…
Beautiful shots,even with an overcast sky. The waves are fascinating to this prairie girl.
Happy Anniversary! Glad you had a great time! xx
genie said…
All of these pictures are super but the one with the driftwood is awesome. OK, gal. We need to plan this escapade before I die of old age. Let’s do somewhere different and I don’t care if we even spend the night. I will bring my hat I am knitting for MYSELF, and will get a good measurement of your head. Have a good week. Bud is off again this weekend to another race. He never stops.
Stephanie said…
Gorgeous shots! Belated Anniversary wishes to you and your hubby!
Tanya Breese said…
happy anniversary!! what a wonderful way to spend it beth! great shots!
don said…
A remarkable series of fine pictures. Very well done.
Hi Beth I hope you are well. I've popped over from Amy at Love made our home and I'm your Christmas card person. If you could send me your address & I will get your card posted to you. awholeplotoflove@gmail.com a belated happy anniversary xx
eileeninmd said…
Sorry about the rain! Happy Anniversary! It sounds like you still had a fun trip!
EG CameraGirl said…
Oh, I would love to be walking barefoot on warm sand!
Debbie said…
happy anniversary beth, the hubs and i celebrated 37 this year!!!

i enjoyed all of your images but walking barefoot on the beach was my favorite. you just can't beat it!!!

Happy anniversary. I love the beach shots and good fences
Ida said…
Well Beth we've got plenty of "rain" here already so I guess we won't be needing your talent of bringing rain along with you.

Sure was a lovely place to spend your anniversary (in spite of the rain.) Loved the Lighthouse and the driftwood, the foot prints in the sand and all the cool little shore birds.
eileeninmd said…
Hello Beth, just wanted to stop back and thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I enjoyed your birds, crab and spider? Have a happy weekend!
jandi said…
Happy anniversary! Lovely shots!
Christine said…
Really enjoyed your photos & fun post! I'm with you re shaving! I love strolling along the beach too!ahhh summer memories!
Thanks for your comment earlier on my post!
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Lea said…
A lovely series of photos!
edenhills said…
Glad you didn't let the rain totally ruin the trip. Love the shot of the footprints!
NatureFootstep said…
Hi Beth. You share some great images of a gorgeous beach. Love the image with the beached trees and the birds of course. :)

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