Sunday, November 21, 2010

CALLIWASSIE - TESSA'S 14th BIRTHDAY BASH

Tessa and two of her friends share an October birthday.  This year, they celebrated together on Calliwassie Island in South Carolina courtesy of Abby's grandparents.  They own a vacation home on the island and allowed Abby to bring her friends and their moms for a memorable weekend getaway.  It was lovely!  Tessa and I took over 400 photos, so it was hard choosing what to include in this post. What was chosen chronicles the fun events of the weekend.
After too many hours in the car, this is what you can expect from four giddy girls!
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breakfast on the patio
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fun at Hilton Head
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experiencing new cuisine
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black bean burger with sweet potato fries - YUM!
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public transportation of the south
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curling before the photo shoot
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the photo shoot begins
Tessa, Morgan, Abby, Hannah
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Hannah and Dena
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Tessa and I
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Abby and Lynn
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walking to the country club for lunch
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after lunch photos
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This may be my favorite shot of the girls.
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Calliwassie is a beautiful island . . .
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. . . with alligators!  Just pretending to see one!
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shots by the water
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Yes, that is a huge alligator in those folks' back yard. 
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Spring Island
Next to Calliwassie Island is Spring Island.  Calliwassie is more country club in its feel and Spring Island is more wilderness in its feel.  There are horses and a nature center and an awesome tree house.  We even got to kind of crash a wedding. 
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It cost $800 a month to board a horse here.  Nice.
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home again, home again, jiggity jig
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1 comment:

slommler said...

What fabulous photos and the girls and their moms are gorgeous! What a beautiful place and such a cool celebration! Happy Birthday!!!
Hugs
SueAnn