Saturday, August 9, 2008

Tybee Island, Part Three (Last One, I promise)

Well, this is it....the final post about our vacation....I had a difficult time narrowing down all the pictures...I tried just to post a few...but it was hard to pick them...since I took over 600...Yes..I will admit that I have a problem...
One evening, we went to Fort Pulaski National Monument.....Ian is a large history buff...so this was mainly for the boys...I could have went or not...there was a storm brewing off the coast, when we went here....and there was lightening in the area....Besides Christy's immense fear of heights....This was a fun little excursion.....This is the South wall of the fort that was hit with numerous cannons during the Civil War...If you look closely...you can see them....This picture turned out really well...considering what we went through...Kevin set the timer on his camera 2 or 3 times...and ran to "get in the shot"...and then the camera didn't shoot...So he would go back, do it again...same thing....We finally captured the picture....But this one was taken by a tourist...James just asked this guy if he would take our pic...A lot easier...Hee hee...Christy has a big fear of heights...and if you could look over that brick wall that we are sitting on....It is VERY High....so she was a nervous wreck.....Macey really enjoyed spending time with Emmy...They played together so good...even though there is quite an age difference between them...Macey loves to spend time with her....I love Emily....just like another daughter =)Christy with lots of kegs of "explosable powder"....I couldn't stand this room...very small....Claustrophobic I am.....I took this pic from the doorway....The moat that surrounded the fort....There were alligators in it....Hmmmm...I definitely wouldn't be trying to cross that if I was the enemy....I thought that my dad would like this photo of the American flag...It was half-mast because a National Park Ranger had died while fighting a fire.....Oh my goodness....Cade was injured by this cannon....Walker must have "got him"...The boys were hilarious playing war...Cade got shot...over and over...too funny....



The next day...our historical journey landed us at the Tybee Island Lighthouse....It is beautiful...James and I LOVE lighthouses...and have now been to 8....Here are few pics from the lighthouse....

Beautiful pic...with the sun shining behind it....Me and Cade climbing the many, many stairs to get to the top.....This was as far as Christy could make it...due to her fear of heights....I felt so sorry for her....But I had to get a pic of her and Kevin....So here she is in front of the door....She couldn't go any farther....Love you friend....The view from the top of the lighthouse........James and I at the top of the lighthouse.....Kevin, James and the kids at the top of the lighthouse.....posing for me....while the wind was blowing...a lot...Ian and Hunter...after climbing the lighthouse...Christy and I got up at 630 just about every morning....and went on a long walk...one morning we went by ourselves....the next morning we took Ian and Hunter, and the last one, we took Emily and Macey.....The kids enjoyed their one on one walks with us....or at least I think they did....We got to spend quality time talking with them, and hunting for sea shells, starfish, and lots of other treasures.....We saw lots of beautiful sunrises too.....and walked by the lighthouse every morning....Loved the shot of it from the beach.....I love Tybee Island....Still thinking about moving....Emily took this picture of Christy and me on one of our morning walks......
Beautiful sunrise.....Some beach pics...Walker and Cade playing in the water....They never got out of it...They had a blast......together...I don't think they ever argued the entire week.....
Macey and Emmy playing in the sand....they were making a mermaid...She was snazzy....
Cade playing in the waves....love this picture....Ian and Hunter loved to skinboard...they actually got pretty good by the end of the week.....Loved watching them....We went to Savannah one evening...took a few pictures...but not many...Loved this sunset, behind the river boat...This was River Road....and lots of boats ported here....lots of night life, drinking, ect....Not much of a place for kids...so we didn't hang out here very long....plus the mosquito's were deadly!!!!and last but not least....The morning of our departure...we did our "professional photo shoot"....Here are a few of my favs....The Hite family.....The Allen Family.......Me and My honey....Love you James...Hope you enjoyed my play by play or our vacation....Now it is back to life as we know it....We hit it hard as soon as we got home...Came home on Sat....worked Sunday night....School is in full swing, and our schedules are picking up again.... and I am back to blogging...I have received lots of emails, comments ect...of friends telling me they are glad I am "back"...Thanks to you guys!!!! Missed you all too.....I am officially done blogging about Tybee Island...until next time...or until we take the UHaul truck to our new condo on the island....Depends on which comes first....; ) Our next trip will be to the Big Apple....We are currently making plans to head north in the next couple of months with Miss Mace...to meet with a few agents that we spoke to at AMTC....So say a prayer for us....Good night...Let's go watch a movie with the family...

3 comments:

The Brady's said...

Cassie...We are so excitied...As you know We are going to Savannah 1st of September...Loved the pictures...I called Don tonight @ work, and had him look @ your blog @ all the things we had to see! Wonderful Pictures..Glad ya'll had a great time! We look forward to going next month, and having some great family time!BTW...Glad your back blogging, you have been missed!

Anonymous said...

pics are awesome! can't wait to order them!
We are moving there together, right?
love ya!
me, again!

Melanieshea said...

That is my dream to go to NYC...I have been telling Wade I want to go in December for my 30th bday. I have always wanted to go during the holidays to see it all lit up! I doubt it will happen this December as we will be recovering from our cruise in October but hopefully soon!!!!
Loved all of your vacation pictures!