|Cherie's Rockin' Vacation|
|In October Cherie and her sister Kathy spent a week in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina|
Cherie and Kathy watch the sun rise over the Atlantic from their hotel room
|Cherie flew to Ohio to meet Kathy for the drive down I-75 through the Great Smoky Mountains|
|Cherie took her turn at the wheel of Kathy's Grand Prix as the highway wound through the Great Smoky Mountainsmethinks the smile on her face reflects the old maxim "any time away from Jamie is time well spent"|
|On the Beach|
|Kathy's friend Deanna seems to have had a brilliant idea: "Let's spend the week drinking." Within minutes of this Newtonian revelation, the tables were stacked with empty beer bottles. You can't say Kathy's friends aren't intellectual -- or resourceful.|
Dale, Deanna, Gene, Kathy, and Josh line up at the bar
with their happy mixologist ready to serve a round of tropical drinks
The beach looks eerily empty. The party is elsewhere, but it's nice to know that the ocean is nearby.
|One of the benefits of going to Myrtle Beach for vacation is the chance to see Cousins Tim and Jen, who live in neighboring North Carolina. Here Jen and John share breakfast at the hotel restaurant.|
|Tim and Katie at breakfast, below, and John and Katie romp on the hotel balcony, right|
Tim wanted a picture of him doing a Michael Jackson imitationhanging Kathy over the edge of the balcony, but she wasn't buying into it. Kathy wanted to do a Britney Spears imitation of Tim sitting in her lap without a seat belt. But Tim knows Kathy's driving is suicidal. This was the compromise.
Kathy wanted to do a Britney Spears imitation of Tim sitting in her lap without a seat belt. But Tim knows Kathy's driving is suicidal.
This was the compromise.
|Kathy's finance Gene, relaxes at the bar, left, while Cherie entertains his son Joshua, right.|
|Not Just Strong,|
Yep, Joshua grimaces, Gene's got strong arms for an old man all right. Phew!
|Out to Dinner|
|Kathy, Kenny (aka Butch), his wife, Cherie, Joshua, and Gene share supper at the Key West Grill after a full day of golfing for the guys, sunning for the gals|
Get these gals together and it's a rockin' good time. Hold on to your knittin' needles, granny!|
Deanna, Kathy, and Cherie hang out at Myrtle Beach. You have to have a license to have this much fun.
Beatin' Happy Feet Back to Ohio
After a week in Myrtle Beach, the sisters were happy to be back in the North Country
|Shelley, Kathy, Dani, and Jessie take in a day at the zoo|
|It can be hard to tell which side of the bar(s) Cherie's family hangs out, especially at the zoo, but Kathy emerges from the bat cave to the harsh glare of daylight|
Cherie, Shelley, and Kathy hard to tell they're sisters, huh?
|Cousins Dani Jo and Jessie hang out together, left, while Kristin (left) joins pals Tori and Annie for a glittering night on the town|
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