...is almost over... Where does the time go? The beach was a wonderful, relaxing trip. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't as perfect as we'd hoped, but we still managed to relax on the beach and get a little tan, which is always a positive. It's never good to wear a dress and look like you have white tights on.
There was only one morning that it was clear enough to catch a good sunrise, and even then it was a bit foggy, but still beautiful. And I'm not sure what it is about the beach in the morning and dead jellyfish, but they were everywhere.
All those dark blobs? Dead jellyfish. We saw at least 30.
There's not much to do on Edisto Island unless you're sitting on the beach or hanging out in the State Park where we camped. So when it got cloudy and windy, instead of going to the Piggly Wiggly or getting ice cream at the gas station/subway/ice cream shop, we hiked to go see a bit of South Carolina's history. This shell mound is dated from about 2000 BC, and is where Natives would go and throw their "trash". The amount of shells is insane - they're just packed in every square inch of the ground.
One of my favorite things about South Carolina is the spanish moss. Love the color, the texture and the look of it.
Before heading home, we spent the morning in Charleston - but not before stopping by a yarn store, of course! And even though my resolution is to only use stash yarn, I always buy some yarn when we go on vacation. That way I'll have something to remember our trip by.
I decided to try some yarns I hadn't tried before, and I know I'll be glad I did. Always good to branch out a bit! The top is a skein of Ella Rae Merino Lace, which I'm thinking will be a great shawl, and the bottom is 2 skeins of Louet Gems sport weight. I chose these colors because I wanted to get something close to resembling spanish moss, since that tied in with our vacation.
Of course, as we walked out of the parking deck in Charleston it started raining, and we had neither rain jackets or umbrellas. We still had a good time walking around. Charleston is so historic and cool. We both agreed that our favorite things are the alley ways scattered throughout. You never know what you'll find when you walk down them. We walked down one and stumbled upon a graveyard. And, as with most things in Charleston, the graves were really old. My love for ghosts and ghost stories is undying (pun?), and I can't help but be fascinated by graveyards.
Ahhh, Spring Break.... sad to see you go! Back to work tomorrow - definitely going to be a rough Monday morning! Happy Sunday!