The sun is trying to peak out from behind the clouds but that pesky wind and rain has been persistent. Mr. Sun is not having much luck. The temperatures have warmed up a little bit but are showing no signs of creeping any higher. I know I have no room to complain about temperatures that range from the 20s to the 40s but we live on the Gulf Coast. We just are not accustomed to temperatures like that for more than a few weeks at a time. Our houses aren’t insulated for that freezing weather, our coats are not heavy enough, and we can’t find the darn mittens and scarves in the closet. Don’t even get me started on my shoes. My poor flip flops are aquiring a very tall layer of dust as I constantly rotate the only two pairs of closed toed shoes I own.
This is why I am dreaming of my spring break trip already even though it is still two months away (and may still very well be cold where we are going!). We will be packing up the car and making the eleven hour drive to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Not only will I be able to check off #3 (putting our toes back in the Atlantic Ocean) on my 33 Things to Do the Year I Turn 33 list, but I am excited to explore a part of the South that I have not been able to explore yet.
South Carolina makes me think of sprawling porches, rocking chairs and all the sweet tea you can drink. It makes me think of BBQ sandwiches, boardwalks with carnival rides and ice cream shops, and collecting seashells on the beach as the sun rises.
We will be visiting Holiday Inn Vacation Club’s South Beach Resort courtesy of the Holiday Inn Vacation Club. I am looking forward to taking advantage of what the resort as to offer including their pools and that beautiful boardwalk out to the beach. I can’t wait to see my children’s reaction when they walk out on the that sand and see how different it is from our powdery white beach. I am excited for the car ride because much of the ride will be a route we have never taken before.
But most importantly? I am looking forward to the three days of family time…you know…that Forced Family Fun?!
Have you been to Myrtle Beach? Do you have any suggestions for us? We want to hear about your favorite restaurants and activities!
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