A Coastal Reunion

I had the good fortune to be invited to the beach for a weekend reunion with former roommates & suitemates to celebrate our milestone birthdays this year. . .

The six of us happy & lucky to have a friend/roommate with access to a beach house. . .

Enjoying the scenery while reminiscing on our college years . . .

Reflecting on old times. . .

As we had just begun to spread our wings. . .


Strolling on the beach. . .

Catching up on the status of classmates. . .

Basking in each other’s company. . .

And enjoying good meals & conversation . . .

Many thanks to our generous hostess and also to our talented chef for our weekend of fun :)

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  49 comments for “A Coastal Reunion

  1. November 13, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    what a fun time you had, lucky you, your pics are gorgeous! and the bird with fish… such a great capture~ what a beach house too, makes me feel like i am in a tent :(

  2. November 13, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely time! The beach and houses….the sunrises…the gulls…..all absolutely gorgeous….thank you for taking us along with you!

  3. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    November 13, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Amazing pics Mary! I’m sure you had a great weekend, it truly looks beautiful-enjoy:@)

  4. November 13, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    As always, Mary, beautiful photography. What a treat you had! Treasured memories.

  5. November 13, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Happy 30th Birthday! It WAS only your 30th, right??? *wink* Whatever the year, it looks like you had a grand time celebrating it with good friends.
    Your gorgeous shots remind me of Hilton Head but I see you categorized it as Pawley’s Island, SC. Same area, anyway. My DD used to live on HH & we always enjoyed our visits there.

  6. November 13, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Are you 21 ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!???????????? It looks and sounds like a wonderful weekend! You had a CHEF!!?? Now, THAT would make it 1000 times better! Great shots, amazed that you got the bird with his CATCH! XO, Pinky

  7. November 13, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    What a gorgeous place and a perfect setting for a reunion! Sounds like a great time.

  8. November 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Looks like you had perfect weather for this wonderful occasion. Love the shot of the bird with the fish in its mouth…great timing!

  9. November 13, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Oh what a beautiful setting, and some gorgeous photos! Glad you had such a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing! xoxo

  10. November 13, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    That’s my favorite place to be! Love your photos…especially those reflections! ♥

  11. November 13, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Mary, I love how you used the photos of the birds as you wrote about your classmates. You managed to convey the spirit of friends reuniting without showing a single person. You are a very talented lady!

  12. A Garden of Threads
    November 13, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Great photos. Love the reflection of the cottage in the puddle.

  13. November 13, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Amazing images from the beach. I liked the reflections.

  14. November 13, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Beautiful beachy photos.

  15. November 14, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Wonderful photos!
    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week,

  16. November 14, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Mary the pics are fabulous! Sounds like a wonderful time. I am the one with the beach house and I hosted my college sorority sisters. I was the chef though! No one has reciprocated yet, still waiting! :)
    It was fun though and some drove over 10 hours to get here.
    I am sure you will remember the good time you had for a long time!
    And happy 30 th birthday! :)

  17. November 14, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Travel brochure…yep…these wonderful photos should be a travel brochure…it makes me want to visit this location!!!

  18. Pondside
    November 14, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Lucky you, to have attended a reunion in such a beautiful setting. I’m sure there was lots off walking and talking on that beach!

  19. Valerie
    November 14, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    What a fabulous time you are going to have. Enjoy every moment. V

  20. Ann
    November 15, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Stunning scenery. Magnificent photography.

  21. November 15, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    a lovely photo collection; I especially liked the catch of the day; it looked so big for that water-bird.

  22. November 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Your photos are beautiful. And I like the photos on your sidebar and I am looking at it right now too. Happy Wednesday!

    Watery Wednesday

  23. November 15, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Mary, you do everything so well. I am in awe over the pic of the sea gull with the fish in its mouth! That was amazing to capture. You have such wit and write so well. Glad your reunion was fun.

  24. November 15, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Wow !your photos are awesome love the reflection shots.

  25. November 16, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Looks like you had a really good time at the reunion. Nice collage.
    Joyce M

  26. November 16, 2011 at 1:12 am

    gorgeous photos! i dream of a house by the beach…

  27. November 16, 2011 at 9:25 am

    absolutely gorgeous photos!

  28. November 16, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    These are all beautiful. I especially like the reflection shot.

    I played too. Mine is here.

  29. November 16, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I love your beach pictures! Especially the one of the beach house reflected in the water. What a great place for your reunion.

  30. November 16, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Awesome photos!!

  31. Riet
    November 16, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    What a wonderful coastal post. Love your photo’s

  32. November 16, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    What a wonderful weekend! I love the photo of the house reflected in the tide pool. It’s sort of a metaphor for the whole weekend, huh?

  33. November 16, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Beautiful photos! This has to be North Carolina!

  34. November 16, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    I so love the ocean….

    just lovely!

  35. November 16, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Thanks for everyone’s kind comments. Our house was in Pawley’s Island, SC and my former suitemate is a FOODIE so she was our chef :)

  36. November 16, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    What stunning photography and lovely setting

  37. November 16, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Such a lovely place to remember the good ole days.

  38. November 16, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Wow! That must’ve been a wonderful trip! Seeing old friends and catching up with them AND you get such a beautiful view to wake up to in the mornings!

  39. November 16, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I LOVE your reflection pictures! How fun :)

  40. November 17, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Wonderful images. You have quite the eye! Thanks for sharing.

  41. November 17, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    What an awesome place gather! Your pictures are beautiful!

  42. November 17, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    This is heaven. Sheer heaven. And good friends to share it!


  43. Karen S.
    November 17, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Oh lucky you…what a marvelous adventure!

  44. November 17, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Livin’ large, for sure. If your photos are any indication, everyone had a wonderful time!

  45. November 18, 2011 at 6:40 am

    The photos of the homes on the beach take me back to my summers at gma’s house in Cape May… now I am living close to the beach but my area has new homes and hotels and it’s just not the same… lovely photos!
    Following you from Jennys..

  46. November 19, 2011 at 12:51 am

    A gorgeous place!~Ames

  47. November 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Lucky you! Definitely the right kind of friends to have! I need to cultivate some new friendships, obviously!

    Seriously, what a beautiful place for a reunion. It sounds like you had a lot of celebrating to do!

    Thanks for sharing it with us for Alphabe-Thursday’s letter “C”.


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