As the Charleston area prepares to float away and my kids are wrestling on what was a nicely made bed, I suddenly felt inspired to write a blog post about our summer. It’s important for me to seize these fleeting whimsies, because if I don’t, they will be replaced by something like dishes, or dusting, or picking up the abandoned pairs of underwear around my home. (I don’t know if it’s great that the boys’ bathroom is also our guest bathroom.)
Our summer began with Young Naturalist Camp, which was hosted by Coastal Expeditions. If you’re local to the area and haven’t utilized everything they offer before, I highly recommend them. We’ve done the Bull’s Island Ferry before, and they are great tour guides! (I plan on booking a reservation to a sunrise shoot at Boneyard Beach this fall.) My son, who is 8, adored their camp. He swam in the marsh, he shrimped, he crabbed, he learned all about the local ecosystem and was introduced to kayaking and paddleboarding. He has already told me he wants to return next summer, and I’d love for him to do that, too.
The only sad part (for me) was that I couldn’t document every moment. My youngest son and I took the time to really explore Mount Pleasant — Old Town, Shem Creek, Patriot’s Point. So quite a few of these photos are of that time together.
Other than that, we’ve been doing a lot of swimming in the pool, playing in the mud, and exploring some of the local beach/nature areas here in Moncks Corner. My hope is that they can look through these photos one day and be brought back to the summer, whether they can remember a lot about it or not.