Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Send me back to Palmetto Bluff!

Oh. My. God. Palmetto Bluff was fab-u-lous! I still can't believe or describe how fabulous it was/is. You totally feel like you've stepped off the face of the earth to a little piece of heaven (minus the mosquitos - they were SO bad). The land once belonged to Cornelius Vanderbilt and his wife. They built a HUGE (summer) plantation house there in the early 1900s and it burned 14 years later. The story says he was so distraught over the loss of the house that he never returned to the property. No lie. Here are some pics:

This is the chapel - there was a wedding there on Saturday night. Very quaint; very romantic.

We did quite a bit of boating on the Intercoastal. In this pic, we're beached on a sand bar at low tide. We tried to swim a bit but the water was gross - full of "stuff" coming in with the tide. Ooooohhhh. That's me (sporting a shirt because of sunburn earlier in the day), Toey, Tamara and Melissa.

This is the "cottage" we stayed in. Cottage being a 3 bedroom, fully appointed HOUSE, complete with a Viking kitchen, hardwood floors and down blankets and pillows. I told you it was a little piece of heaven.
Here are more pics from my Flickr account and from Tamara's. Too fun!

In other news - yesterday was the first day of school for Punkin. She loves school - still hates Little Tikes (the afterschool program). We're still working on that.


Anonymous said...

I'm so happy you had the opportunity to go on your trip to Palmetto Bluff. Maybe one day Daddy and I will be able to visit such a "little piece of heaven." We enjoyed taking care of the "little princess."

Rox said...

Hey !! Looks like sooo much fun. I am glad that you guys had a great time.. great news about that girl of yours. I am so glad that she is loving school.. Great pictures by the way....