Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Fun Famly Time in South Carolina

Our original plans this Spring and Summer were to head west.  That got postponed so that we could attend two weddings!  My niece, Ciara, was getting married in SC in April; Dan’s nice, Emma, is getting married in PA in September.

So....we left Cedar Key on April 24th and headed to the Charleston, SC area with an overnight stopover in Georgia.  We were VERY lucky to get a site for week at Buck Hall Recreation Area in McClellansville.  We have stayed here before but it is a very popular campground and hard to snag a reservation.  

It was quite the chaotic week but so much fun!  Shortly after we arrived, my sisters Cathy (Mother of the Bride) and Barbara picked me up at the campground and we were off and running!  We had a few pre-wedding errands to run and spent some time at the nail salon getting pedicures and manicures.

It was fun sister time and we all got matching nails!

That evening, we had a cookout and campfire at the campground.

Acting silly

Bruce, Cathy and Barbara

Bruce and Dan talking about "guy" stuff

Sisters are special!
Fun times with my sisters!
Women who behave rarely make history!!

Love the views at Buck Hall!

The next day, we enjoyed a girl’s lunch in honor of the bride.   Ciara, Barbara, Cathy, and I enjoyed a delightful lunch at a local restaurant in Summerville.
Pillowcase for the Mrs.  (The "Mr" pillowcase is there somewhere!)

Ciara on the phone with her Nana - she loved her gift!
Me, Barbara, Ciara and Cathy 
The day before the wedding, the bridge and groom (Bryan) had their rehearsal at their wedding venue.  It is a gorgeous setting.


Some of the wedding party

Their rehearsal dinner was at a restaurant in Shem Creek called “Tavern and Table”.

Barbara, Me, Bruce, Cathy
Dad and Mom

Dad and Mom
The food was amazing….the restaurant focuses on small “plates” that are shareable.  We sampled crab and artichoke dip, two kinds of flat breads, pan roasted brussel sprouts with parmesan and these yummies…
Fruits and Cheese - I think my Dad ate MOST of the blackberries!!

Boiled Shrimp

Instead of toasts at the wedding, Ciara and Bryan encouraged anyone who wanted to share stories to do so at that time.
Bryan and Ciara thanked everyone for being there and for their support.

Bryan's Grandfather thinks the world of Ciara.
It was a lovely evening.

The next day, despite a little rain right before the ceremony, Ciara and Bryan’s wedding day was perfect!

During the ceremony

The wedding party

Proud Mom (Cathy) and proud grandparents with the bride and groom

Love this picture!

Their wedding treats were served from this RV!

The reception was a lot of fun with good food, drinks, music and dancing!

Art, Bruce, and Dan - these 3 remind me of "Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil!!"
Mom, Cathy, and Dad

Art, Hank the dog, and Barbara

Dan and I

Dad and I - he LOVED the band!

Mom and I

Girls just wanna have fun!  Cathy, Me, and Barbara

Mom and 3 of her girls
Lovely couple!!

All too soon, it was time to continue our travels north.  We headed to our very own "Korky's Campground" for a month long stay to see my kids, hang out with friends, and take care of those annual doctor appointments.  Stay tuned!


  1. Weddings can be such a special time for both families to get to know each other.
    Dump picture?

  2. What a great family gathering!!! Love the photos of you and all your family:o))

    Sorry we couldn't get to see you this time around:o(

    Have a great time with the kids and enjoy your summer travels!!

  3. Looks like a fabulous time. Family time is always special. Enjoy your summer!