Friday, November 9, 2012

Carolina Clan 2012

We left Cedar Key on October 29th on our way to the 2nd annual Carolina Clan gathering.  After an overnight stop at Walkabout Campground in Woodbine, GA, we arrived at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, SC.  This was the same state park that we spent last December at and it felt like we were coming "home".

We had such a fun week.  The campfire circle got so large we had to have two fires most nights!

Our kayaking trip on the Waccamaw River was a hit!  We had a total of 15 kayaks in the water.  It was a beautiful afternoon to spend with friends.
Lining up to get in the water
The big float
 At one point, we all huddled together and formed a "barge" and enjoyed the sunshine and chatted away.  It was impossible to get a picture of the gang when you're in the middle!

Marti, George and Paul

Nancy, Peggy, Laura, and Bill 

Ray, Chris, Syl and Neil
We had some visitors over the weekend.  Brandon, Amanda, Cathy and Bruce had been at the first Carolina Clan gathering and they were able to join us this time as well.
The "grandkids" getting bike pointers from Papaw and Mamaw!  
Nancy and Bill let Brandon and Amanda borrow their bikes and we had a great time exploring Huntington Beach.  We were able to spot a first for them....

DIL Amanda and son Brandon
   We had a great time watching the birds on the causeway.

We thought he caught a fish...and so did he!  But it was only a stick.  ;-)
Back at the campground that afternoon, I got to play one of my favorite games....
Playing Spoons with Nancy, Gin and Syl!
Gail was watching us to see if she wanted to join in!  It sure was a lot of fun.

It was a beautiful morning Sunday and we  took advantage of it by walking on the beach.
Brandon was imitating a sand-PIPER!
Mid-morning, Cathy and Bruce arrived.  We had a great time catching up, bike riding (20 miles!) and hanging out.
Dan and Bruce

Not only sisters but friends!
It sure was a great week catching up with old friends and meeting new ones!!


Sherry said...

So sorry we missed all this fun. Thanks for giving me this view of it all. Clearly a great time!

Mike and Terri said...

It was a great week! So much fun!

Anonymous said...

Sure enjoyed spending this week with you all. Also enjoyed being with Amanda, Brandon, Cathy and Bruce. See you in a few weeks!

Bruce and Laura

Neil and Nancy said...

It was wonderful!, one of my most favorite times was our bike ride together! Thanks for your patience, still working on riding my nobbies off!

Gail Houle said...

It seems like we waited "forever" for the 2nd annual and now it's already over! Great memories though!
See you next summer :)

Nancy and Bill said...

Great post of a great time!! Just can't believe it is all over. See you sometime, somewhere this winter. Don't work too hard;o))

Barbara said...

Brandon's got a beard!Almost didn't recognize him. Bruce and Dan look like twins. And you and Cathy look so sweet. Glad you had friend time and family time. Miss ya'll.

Laurie and George said...

We had such a good time! Glad that we got to know you guys more too. Hopefully someday our paths will cross again, and before next October!

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Looks like a great time!

Gin and Syl said...

Yes it was a very good week with the CC bunch. We miss y'all but know that we will cross paths again soon. Enjoy family time!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

If we had any more fun we would have all ended up in jail! ;c)

Just wait until next year! :c)

Cathy said...

We were so glad we were able to catch up with you two. The weather was beautiful, but the company was even better. Love you Sis & Dan.

Elaine said...

Glad to see that you're having more fun as y'all mosey your way back here to NC. Can't wait to see you & enjoy the garlic shrimp you're going to cook for my birthday:-) By the way, did Brandon lose his razor? (LOL!) XOXO