Oh Edisto, where to start? I guess a little background? We live in Charlotte, my bro and his family live in Atlanta and my parents live about an hour or so east of Atlanta. That puts us about 4 hours from family, which isn’t terrible, but isn’t ideal (for me at least who would be a big fan of weekly Sunday night dinners). We decided another family trip was in order, after all we had such a blast together in Hilton Head Island in 2012 and in 2014.
When we checked out spots that would be drivable for all, we ended up near Charleston, SC. Charleston is one of my most favorite places in the world, but being that we were really hoping for beach front, we ventured just slightly outside of it to Edisto Island. And beachfront we found!
I used VRBO to find this awesome beachfront house, perfect for the variety of schedules we were all on.
I’ve never stayed in a place like this; from the living room it felt like you were in the middle of the ocean.
It was perfect for our group of 6 adults, Hailey (3), Kaitlyn (1) and my sweet niece Kyla (2).
It felt like one of those classic family vacations. There aren’t many provided activities on the small island, but luckily when you have kids, the days fill themselves. After all it takes half the morning just to get everyone sunscreened up and ready to go.
searching for shells and jumping endlessly into the Atlantic waves.
And the dinner views? They just…
I went down Wednesday with the girls and Koda, but David wasn’t able to join us until Friday. A good friend of mine hooked David up with a rental car so we’d at least be able to drive home together. This situation required me to go pick him up about 45 minutes away in Charleston. Oh darn, twist my arm.
We were able to grab a nice lunch together at Fleet Landing on the water, which was a rare treat.
It was easy to relax and enjoy, as there is no better feeling than knowing your babies are with family, who loves them as much as you do. Nana was in super high demand all vacation long. Lucky for us, she didn’t seem to mind.
The days passed at a great pace, and for the first time in a long time, I really felt disconnected. In fact, I don’t even have as many pictures as I had hoped to get (my family beach picture never happened- wahhhh), but that just goes to show how wonderful it was to put the electronics away for the most part and just enjoy my people.
And though Kaitlyn didn’t sleep solidly through the night once and Hailey ended up sick on the last night (had to include some of the nitty-gritty of traveling with little kids!), I’m pretty certain the warm memories will tide me over until next time, and to me, that is proof of a great vacation!