It Was The Summer of 2014!


A season of sunshine, lemonade, fun at the pool, and lots of vacations! Sadly enough, as summer quickly comes to an end, and the fall season starts, we thought it would be fun to share some of our best memories from this past summer!

karenkaren2“For Christmas 2013 I wanted to do something special for my dad—not just another tangible gift that he didn’t need or want, but an experience we could share together. My father is a quiet man with few material needs or wants. I had heard a lot of amazing things about Myrtle Beach Safari where you could get up close and personal with animals that you’d normally only get to see on TV or behind bars at a zoo. I am an animal lover and always have been.  My dad grew up on a farm. I thought this could be perfect. So this summer my dad and I booked our “safari.” It was an amazing day. We got to hold an adorable 1 month old tiger cub, feed a 3 month old tiger, feed an elephant, hold chimps, see a liger, etc. It’s an experience I’ll never forget and I’ll have the pictures to cherish forever. The smile on my dad’s face says it all!”
– Karen Truesdale


“This summer, I spent a great deal of my time planning my wedding! I was married on September 6th so any free time I had, I was making decisions on invitations, venue décor and food and spending time with family and friends in preparation. After the wedding and a honeymoon trip to Mexico, the summer feels like it is slowly rolling into fall. I am very blessed for all of the events and changes that have occurred over the past six months, what a wonderful summer it was!” – Rebecca Faulk

“One of our favorite and most delicious

memories was stopping for ice cream

after hiking at DuPont National Forest!”

– Carol Tribby

mikespic“This past summer, I had the chance to go see one of my favorite bands for what may seem to be their last concert. Nowadays you never know when classic rock bands are going to reunite for tours and for how long they will be carrying on their tours due to their ages. The band recently formed with former American Idol runner up, Adam Lambert and I eagerly awaited the tour dates as I was sure that a Charlotte or Atlanta date would be almost certain. It was not! The closest venue was in Columbia, Maryland so of course I planned a trip to DC for a long weekend without kids for the wife and I to tour our nation’s capital and met up with an old high school friend of mine to see Queen with Adam Lambert.

We had floor “standing room only” tickets and were 1 row back at the stage. The show was amazing and my wife agreed that if the band toured again that we would make the drive again to see them play!” -Michael Bays

“The highlight of my summer was going down to Naples with a group of girlfriends. We had great food, enjoyed a fun nightlife, and rented a boat for the day.” – Hannah Barfield

I think it’s safe to say we all had a very memorable summer and can’t wait to create lasting memories in the coming year!

Do you have any fun stories or memories from this summer?


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