Yockey Family Vacation 2014

It’s become an annual Yockey family tradition to gather as many of my dad’s kids and grand kids as we can in a big house close to a beach. This year we got a house on Sullivan’s Island in Charleston. So sad my little sister Nathalie, brother-in-law Edgar, and niece Bella couldn’t be there this year šŸ˜¦ And I’m still kicking myself for planning such a short trip for myself! But the little time I had there with them, I will treasure forever.

Matt and I decided to make a road trip out of it and leave Friday night for Savannah. We rented a car and drove about half way to Ocala and stopped for dinner at Amrit Palace for a feast of Indian food:

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We were tired and silly at this point:

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We spent the night in Savannah and explored just a little in the morning before heading to Charleston:

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We stopped about half way somewhere in the middle of Georgia for lunch at a hole in the wall with delicious blue crab stew and low country boil:

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We arrived in Charsleton late Saturday afternoon and went out for some of the best wings at Home Team:

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After a good night’s sleep, I was up early for a stroll on the beach:


And a little basketball before brunch:


Brunch at Salt at Station 22 :

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Then the rest of the crew started to arrive in the afternoon:

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Monday we walked on the beach in the morning and hung out at the pool and played most of the day:

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Then we cooked up a delicious lunch. I’m still thinking about my brother Matthew’s pineapple grilled chicken:

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Later we got cleaned up and went into downtown Charleston for dinner and a carriage ride. Fun dinner at DeSano Pizza Bakery:

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Grumpy faces!!!

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Ice cream for dessert:

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A trip to Charleston wouldn’t be complete without a ghost tour. We did the old jail ghost tour.

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Look at all these orbs:

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Spooky place, that’s for sure. We heard a heavy door slam twice and some banging on the pipes.

It was a full day and I hit the hay hard after this.

Tuesday we headed back downtown to the market then back to Home Team for more wings for lunch before Matt and I had to say our goodbyes. So very sad to leave šŸ˜¦

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Then we boarded our tiny little plane where I luckily passed out before take off and didn’t wake up until we landed. I didn’t even know we were in the air:

207During our layover in Miami, a quick bite to eat:

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And a yummy guava pastry:

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And Matt treated me to a massage then we lounged in the massage chairs until our flight left, it was heavenly:

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And just like that, our vacation was over šŸ˜¦ Next year, I promise I won’t cut my time short!

I’ve been working almost every day since I’ve been back. Soon I’ll write a house update and post more pictures. It’s getting there šŸ™‚ I’ll be back soon šŸ™‚


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