Our Journey to a New Home in Summerville
Nov 07, 2023 6:11 pm
Sometimes, life presents us with opportunities that are too good to pass up.
This is exactly what happened to us when we recently visited Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, to visit family and explore the possibility of a new beginning.
Toby and I found more than just a beautiful town; we discovered a new Beazer home in Cane Bay, Summerville, that captured our hearts.
Exploring the Charms of Mount Pleasant
Our trip to Mount Pleasant was a reunion filled with warm embraces and joyful moments with our family.
Toby’s daughter Ryan, her husband Tom, and four of their children hosted us for a week in their FROG (Furnished Room Over the Garage).
The charming coastal town, with its historic district, vibrant culture, and stunning waterfront views, won our hearts from the moment we arrived.
As we explored the area, we couldn't help but imagine ourselves living closer to our loved ones.
Enjoying a Boat Ride and a Memorable Lunch
During our visit to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, we took advantage of the beautiful coastal location and indulged in a delightful boat ride.
We departed from the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, a picturesque waterfront haven with a bustling atmosphere. The anticipation of our day on the water, with family and a sumptuous lunch at The Kingstide on Daniel Island, filled the air with excitement.
As the boat set off, the gentle rocking and the soothing sound of the water created a serene atmosphere. The journey from Charleston Harbor to Daniel Island was a breathtaking experience, highlighted by the moment we passed beneath the majestic arches of the Ravenel Bridge.
The scenery along the way was a postcard-perfect view of the low country, with marshes, lush greenery, and the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum along with cargo ships along the shoreline.
Our destination was The Kingstide, a charming restaurant located on Daniel Island. Its reputation for fresh, locally sourced cuisine had piqued our interest, and we couldn't wait to enjoy a late lunch with family.
Over a leisurely lunch, we shared stories and laughter and made cherished memories. We savored the flavors of the South Carolina coast while appreciating the company of our loved ones.
A Return to Charleston Harbor
After a wonderful lunch, it was time to ride back to Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. The journey back was equally enchanting, with the setting golden sun casting its glow on the water, creating a serene and captivating atmosphere.
As we made our way, a surprise awaited us. Three dolphins emerged from the water and playfully swam alongside our boat as if welcoming us back to the marina. Their graceful and carefree movements added a touch of magic to our voyage, and it was a sight that none of us will ever forget.
As we settled in and looked out at the dolphins, the iconic melodies of the Eagles filled the air. The music created a soothing soundtrack for the picturesque journey, and it was as if the universe had conspired to make this day on the water absolutely perfect.
Celebrating Halloween with Family
Our stay in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, was more than just about house-hunting and making big decisions—it was also about creating precious memories with our family.
Halloween was a perfect opportunity to do just that.
On Saturday, October 28, we all rode in Ryan and Tom’s golf cart to a nearby block party that was indeed a Halloween carnival extravaganza. The entire neighborhood came together to celebrate this spooktacular occasion.
The heart of the event was a bouncy castle and an inflatable obstacle course that left the kids bouncing with excitement.
We were all treated to an array of snacks and drinks that included some healthy juice, popcorn and tangerines, and many sugary delights, such as cotton candy and popsicles.
The atmosphere was filled with laughter and the joy of being together, creating the perfect prelude to Halloween itself.
Then, on the much-anticipated evening of Halloween, the entire family was in for a thrilling adventure.
Ryan, Tom, and their four children had an ingenious idea: they all dressed up as characters from the popular movie "Avatar." Their costumes were simply incredible, transforming them into Na'vi, complete with the intricate blue skin and all the details that made them look as if they had just stepped out of Pandora.
Our Halloween night was nothing short of magical. As the sun began to set, we roamed through the beautifully decorated Mount Pleasant neighborhoods. The artistic and imaginative Halloween decorations were awe-inspiring, and the entire area seemed to have been sprinkled with spooky enchantment.
As we strolled through the streets, we couldn't help but be amazed by the creative efforts that went into transforming front yards into scary graveyards, haunted houses, and whimsical pumpkin patches.
The laughter of children and the sense of community warmed our hearts as kids and adults, dressed in an incredible array of costumes, went from house to house, trick or treating.
Neighbors greeted each other with smiles and treats, and we felt an immediate sense of belonging in this close-knit community.
The evening passed in a blur of laughter, candy, and excitement, and as the night grew darker, we reluctantly headed back home with our hearts full of gratitude for this incredible experience.
Discovering Cane Bay in Summerville
During our stay, we explored the nearby town of Summerville, where we heard about the beautiful Cane Bay community. The allure of Cane Bay, with its serene surroundings and modern amenities, was impossible to resist.
As we toured the community, we were drawn to the Jasmine Point at the Lakes Beazer community and a home that ticked all the boxes on our dream home checklist.
Falling in Love with Our New Home
The Beazer home Juniper floor plan we stumbled upon in Cane Bay was a perfect fit for us. Its architectural design, spacious layout, and energy-efficient modern features perfectly suited our vision of a comfortable and inviting home.
From the moment we walked through the model home, we knew we found our place in South Carolina.
Putting Down a Deposit and Planning the Future
Overwhelmed by the sense of excitement and possibility, we put down a deposit to have this beautiful home built for us.
With an estimated construction timeline of approximately seven months, it gives us the perfect window of opportunity to prepare for our big move.
The Countdown to Our New Life
As we eagerly wait for our dream home to be built, Toby and I are working diligently on the details.
We'll have the chance to choose the colors, and styles of appliances, cupboards, and flooring, which allows us to personalize the space and make it truly our own.
This part of the process is like adding the final strokes to a masterpiece.
Selling Our Homes and Possessions
With a bit of time before we move, we're focusing on selling our homes in New Mexico and downsizing our possessions. It's both a liberating and challenging experience, but it's all part of the journey toward establishing our new life in South Carolina.
Looking Forward to Late Spring 2024
Our new home in Summerville will be ready in late spring 2024.
This gives us plenty of time to prepare for this exciting transition.
We're eager to start this new chapter, embrace our family and the community, and create lasting memories in our new South Carolina home.
Stay tuned for more updates as we make our way to our dream home in late spring 2024.
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