Friday, September 12, 2008

Angel Oak Tree and Folly Beach

I have finally found some time to post vacation pics on the blog! We had such a wonderful week and miss the beach terribly... I think Ella enjoyed this trip just as much as Jeramy and I. Every time we would step out on our balcony she would start talking and bouncing! The best part of the vacation is our little Ella grew so much in only one week. We were able to enjoy her and watch her learn new things over and over. What a blessing this trip was for all of us! Jeramy and I have a thing for Hurricanes! We got married in the middle of 2 hurricanes and here we are celebrating/vacationing in the midst of 2 more. We did leave a day early due to Hurricane Hanna, didn't want to take any chances.

So here ya go....

On our way to Charleston we stopped on John's Island to visit the Angel Oak Tree. This tree is amazing! It is over 1400 years old and the shade area is over 17,000 sq. feet, pretty impressive. It was a very quick visit because the tree was really the only thing there besides a small gift shop and the mosquitoes were awful!

Road to the Angel Oak Tree

Angel Oak Tree

It took us about 20 minutes to get to our final destination after leaving John's Island.
Final destination: Folly Beach!
We got to the condo and we were in heaven! It had a wonderful view and the weather was spectacular. The condo was very clean and nice, even though it was the 3rd floor with no elevator, but Jeramy worked his booty off and got us all of our stuff. Like Richard Gear said in Pretty Woman "Penthouse is the Best!" Although ours was far from a penthouse!

Folly Beach Pier (view from our condo)

Jeramy's photography session!
Jeramy and I also celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary! I am so lucky to have the best husband in the world... Thank you Jeramy for a wonderful week ;)


Our first night on the pier

We had a great time watch the surfers catch some gnarly waves!

Of course we were out the next morning before sunrise!

This sign says it all...

Jeramy wanted to bring this home, 4WD V-DUB van

Full day on the beach!

My little beach bum!

She loved every bit of it :)

Chillin' under the shade tent, courtesy of Kimmy and Greg!

Our little friend, Sebastian!

Folly Beach is know for their Loggerhead Sea Turtles and we found a nest!