It has been a beautiful whirlwind in 10 days with so much to celebrate!
It started with a "Spring Trip" for Nicosha and I to go to visit my daughter Ashley,hubby Joel and sweet little Opie !
There is nothing like flying from NY to South Carolina when there is a 30-40 degree difference. It always so beautiful to see a" preview" of whats in store for us in NY with the trees blooming and flowers popping up everywhere~ A definite" feel good for the soul" eye full!
During the week we shopped till we dropped, had some wonderful meals out, visited Folly Beach but most of all had some great 'girl time in the sun and lazy day conversations catching up. Life is too short and family time so sweet!
~Folly Beach.. Here we come!!!~
|" Planet Follywood "on Folly Beach|
|Main Street on Folly Beach|
|Just in Case..lol|
|That most popular Pier on Folly Beach|
The breeze is a little Stiff..lol
|These amazing doors caught my eye on Folly Beach... I just love the uniqueness and beauty of them!|
|Just outside of a fabulous restaurant called Rita's right on the main corner in Folly Beach|
|Folly Beach has crabs!!!lol|
|Fun outside dining/ bar/ restaurant|
The outside of the restaurant
Most of the shopping we did was to find things we needed for my sons wedding in NYC at the end of that week. Of course you can never find the right dress,shoes or anything when you need to.. but all in all we finally got everything we needed, I actually ended up having 2 back ups for my dress.. lol just incase.. you never know besides the price was right!
So now we are all ready (all 4 of us to fly up to NYC the Friday before the wedding..) Funny thing though when you travel you never know what ridiculous things will happen~ we seemed to be plagued on the day of flying and it came to a point when we just ended up laughing at it all!
"Notes to self"... don't try to jam everything into your now 50 lb suitcase because YOU MAY have to lug everything through rows and rows of cars across the parking lot to an elevator that is out of order to then have to go to the end of the airport to check in to then find that Nicosha no longer has a seat assigned to her ( mind you she did in February when i booked the flight!) At that point we should have gotten the hint that this trip would be a memorable one in more ways than one! Finally on the plane and needing to find a switcheroo for the seat next to me as that was suppose to be Nicosha's.. So after all that worked out with her seat... the air didn't work from up above and we were all sweating are #$$ off and apparently there was something wrong with it!!. Luckily we didn't have to resort to stripping!!
At the airport in NYC the luggage felt heavier then ever and just when we thought the escalator would save us.... it was OUT OF Order!! Are you kidding me?? So now we are calling my son to let him know we were at the airport to pick us up,and he wasn't answering his phone ( not to mention when we did get a hold of him he said he couldn't get to us from where he was in the car...OMG if i had to carry that luggage across streets and" over hills and mountains" It would get ugly!! So after 45 minutes waiting for him to get to us, we were in the car and off to the hotel~ Whew!... only to find out my reservations weren't right and we were charged more than we should have for the weekend wedding stay...Like I said at this point we were just laughing at the ridiculousness of it all!!
We all had a great dinner that night together with Beth's family too and the next night they got married.
|I so love this picture of my son waiting at the altar for his wife to be "Beth"|
|How sweet... he kissed her hand when she got to the altar!|
|Tyler and Beth|
|Ashley & Joel|
|Nicosha and her big brother Tyler|
|Beth,Tyler & Nicosha|
|Tyler & Beth|
|This was a beach themed cake... including the sand!!:)|
Everything turned out perfect for wedding and reception and there was so much love in the room that night to celebrate the new couple~ it was awesome! Nicosha even won one of the centerpieces on the tables!!
Sunday we spent the day traveling to NYC by way of the LIRR and the subway.....what an adventure that all was!
|Here we are going to the city. Tyler,Nicosha and I! We were the only ones that posed!|
|Such a shame the subway is so" yucky" as there are so many beautiful large tiled areas such as this through out the stations|
|Ground Zero.. new building going up and when finished, will be the tallest in the Western hemisphere!|
|Very cool little stone area at Battery Park.. we never did find out what is was for though.|
|Battery Park on a lovely spring day!|
|Pretty little space of flowers at the stone area in Battery Park|
|Going through a cool tunnel underneath the stone area in Battery Park|
|"I can see Jersey from here!!!"|
|NYC Buildings near Battery Park|