Isle of Palms

Apr
27

I used to be scared to death of the old Cooper River bridge connecting Charleston to Mount Pleasant. Back when I lived in South Carolina, it kept me from going to the beach at the Isle of Palms very often. I was telling Ross about that when we went to the Isle of Palms this week over the new bridge that was built in 2005. I came back to the hotel and looked up the old bridge online, wondering if I was just being a baby back then (which wouldn’t be too surprising, since I can be a baby about driving sometimes), but I found an article online stating that at the time construction started on the new bridge, the old bridge scored a 4 out of 100 for safety and integrity. No wonder that bridge freaked me out!!


New bridge:

New fun:








You know she’s about to hit him on the back of the head with that ball, don’t you?

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on April 27, 2011  

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  1. 4-27
    1:53
    am

    LOL @Morgan teasing her brother. That’s what little sisters are for; Your kids are too funny!

    That looks like such a great time, and what a beautiful beach. It looks like ya’ll are going to have a lot of beautiful memories after this trip. :fairy:

  2. 4-27
    5:05
    am

    What fabulous memories you will ALL have!
    By the way – I wouldn’t even cross the new bridge! :bugeyed:

  3. 4-27
    5:25
    am

    Pure FUN! So glad you were able to make this vacation with the kids.

    Ross have any new tats?

  4. 4-27
    6:58
    am

    No new tattoos! So far…..

  5. 4-27
    7:10
    am

    Oh yeah, I remember the old bridge, all curvy and narrow. I like the new one much better, too.
    Love that last shot!!!!

  6. 4-27
    7:32
    am

    and the old bridge had a turn in the middle of it…what’s up with that?

  7. 4-27
    8:31
    am

    Great photos! Obviously, the best way to enjoy the beach is with four beautiful, high-energy young people.

  8. 4-27
    8:51
    am

    There use to be an old rickety bridge that crossed the Pearl River. I hated that thing.

  9. 4-27
    8:54
    am

    So happy for you and your family getting to spend such a great vacation together! Ah, the memories you’ll treasure!

  10. 4-27
    9:46
    am

    Well of course she was going to hit him in the back of the head, that is what little sisters do when they cant see their brother much!! Well I know that is what I would do if I had a big brother!

  11. 4-27
    11:32
    am

    hahaha! Hope morgan let him get up the beach a bit before she plowed him on the back of the head cuz brothers will dunk you for no good reason!

  12. 4-27
    11:37
    am

    Wish I was there! Looks like everyone is having a great time! Miss y’all – be careful driving home.

    :heart:

  13. 4-27
    12:46
    pm

    I always had to do my yoga breathing over the Cooper, but the one that really freaks me out is the new Ravenel Bridge! (My kids say its like a take off in an airplane!)

  14. 4-27
    1:28
    pm

    You are taking the EXACT same vacation I took last summer. I have loved reading these posts! We stayed on Isle of Palms, and visited Charleston a lot, Ft. Sumter, etc. Took a day trip to Savannah, GA. Brought back a lot of memories. Loved it there and definitely want to go back! Thanks.

  15. 4-27
    10:06
    pm

    I have nightmares about even small SC bridges. There’s something creepy about them. I’m enjoying your trip but must say I can’t wait to hear what Clover’s story will be! Happy travels.

  16. 4-28
    10:52
    am

    This looks like a very devilish Morgan …(wonder how Ross will get her back). Glad you all are having fun and a safe vacation. With the amount of rain here I feed out like I am washed out by huge waves.

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