June 2013

The beginning of June we were still at Briarcliff RV Resort in North Myrtle Beach.  On the 4th of June we attended our oldest granddaughter’s graduation from middle school.  It was a nice ceremony but lasted much to long.  We then all went out to dinner to celebrate Emily plus it was Tim’s 70th Birthday.  Happy Birthday Honey!

On the 7th of June as we were getting ready to leave the campground I pushed the button to bring in the slide and nothing.  We played around with it for awhile and then called an rv mobile service man.  The bolt had broken and it cost $230 to fix.  Yikes always something.  We left around 1 and headed for the Navy Base in Goose Creek.

During the weekend we helped Susan move into her new home.  Its really a cute house but much smaller than what she is used to.  Downsize for sure.

On the 11th of June we took a flight on Southwest Airlines to San Francisco departing at 4:20PM.  We flew into Midway Field in Chicago and changed planes.  Wow is that so much easier.  We arrived in San Francisco at 10:30PM.  We never flew Southwest before but it was pretty nice with no seat assignments or no charge for luggage.  We rented a car from Enterprise and drove to Marriott Courtyard in Livermore.  We used our point so staying basically for free.  The reason we flew in was to attend our oldest grandchild  Joshua’s graduation from High School. 

Livermore is where they live and it is a great town.  They have over 40 wineries and a great downtown.  On Sunday we attended a farmers market and got the hugest strawberries that I have seen.  Elijah was in heaven eating them.

While there we took a ride to Morgan Territory Regional Preserve which is now a regional park but started as a ranch in 1857  Really pretty and wonderful views. 

Most of our time in California was visiting family but we did attend the Comedy Club one night and laughed a lot.  Shopping, dinners out, nails done, even a visit to the Oakland Zoo.  This was a fun day watching our youngest two grandchildren get excited over all the animals. 

The graduation was wonderful – so proud that he graduated, then out to dinner at Outback.  Great time. 

On the 18th we flew back to Charleston – we were happy to be back in our little home.

On June 21st we attended a summer play Spend Awhile On The Nile which was presented at Lighthouse Church with Julia as a sister and Makenzie as a burning bush.  They did a wonderful job performing as did all the children.  It amazes me how much they learn in such a short span of time – it was a weeklong summer camp.  After the  play we all went out for pizza.

June 22nd was a special day for us as we took Julia and Makenzie and headed to North Myrtle Beach for 10 days.  After getting the camper set up at Briarcliff RV Resort I took the girls for a refreshing swim in the pool.  After dinner we headed to the playground to use up some of that energy.  LOL.

Sunday we went to the Waccatee Zoo.  This is a zoo that was started over 20 years ago as a private collection of exotic and domestic animals.  It sits on 500 acres and contains 100 species of animals.  We got to see buffalo, zebra, brown bear, leopards, lions, cougars etc.  The girls seem to enjoy it but it was raining so everything was muddy and wet.  We went for ice cream that night after dinner and was it yummy.

Monday it rained so we went to the movies.  It was a children’s movie that they totally enjoyed. 

Tuesday we went to Wild Water and Wheels in Surfside Beach.  They had a lazy river, 21 slides, wipe out wave pool which I felt was horrid.  The girls enjoyed themselves all day and it surprised us how brave they were. 

Wednesday took us to the beach for a few hours.  The water was wonderful and the sun warm.  After about two hours the skies opened up and it poured cats and dogs.  Yikes

Thursday saw us at Wonder Works.  They have over 100 interactive exhibits and it really is an amusement park for the mind.  One thing the girls really loved was the bed of nails, snowboarding and the exhibit that makes you feel like your in a hurricane.  What a nice day.

Friday we played a game of mini golf and then swimming in the pool.  The girls met other children and had loads of fun.  At night we walked over to Barefoot Landing and enjoyed watching the tigers.  Good ice cream cone was also in order.

On Monday we went to Broadway on The Beach and the girls enjoyed riding the amusement rides.  Coldstone’s for a delicious ice cream rounded out the day.

Our 10 days came to a close and we must say we had a wonderful week with two very special girls. 

Stay tune for July