Dave’s sister, Dawn had grown up with these boys and had loved them all as brothers. She had always been part of their circle – but now her circle was completely broken forever. The next year was a struggle for everyone coping with a loss we had never expected, then the birth of an idea – vacation together. Dave’s sister knew of friends who had vacationed in Emerald Isle and knew that it was beautiful, so she began planning the trip.
Emerald Isle was the perfect place in every way – exactly in the middle to bring the boys from Albany, Queens, Orlando and Miami back together. Large duplexes were affordable for everyone just starting out allowed us to all stay together. Your beautiful sandy beaches and relaxing atmosphere provided the perfect spot for catching up, remembering and moving forward. Dawn had her adopted brothers surrounding her… the boys were back together, and the greatest tradition began – our annual journey to Emerald Isle.
New babies came almost every year and our circle grew. Over the years special friends have joined our tradition. This was our 14th year to vacation in your paradise. Our families have grown up on your beaches, in front of your beautiful homes – over the years, each more beautiful and larger!!
Our chosen family! Thank you Emerald Isle for being home to ‘our’ family.