Friday, May 22, 2009

Vacation in Myrtle Beach :-)

We are back from our lovely vacation to Myrtle Beach and although I am glad to be home, I am equally as bummed that we are not there anymore.... We stayed in a fantastic condo called Towers on the Grove on Cherry Grove Beach. My mom went with us to help with the kids and babysit when possible so we could run off to the beach with C or out to dinner on a date :-). Plus she cooked some yummy food and made a killer dessert! So, overall, we had some much needed time to walk alone on the beach at night, go on a wonderful date, and spend some one on one time with our 3 year old while the baby napped up in the room.  

Unfortunately, the week started out way too cold to even think about going to the beach. I was seriously bummed to open up our balcony doors on Monday morning only to be hit with a wall of 50 degree air and wind gusts up to 20 mph! It was freezing and didn't even get up to 60 degrees that first day! The cold air hung around half of the week, but the winds never left. By Wednesday afternoon, we were finally able to hit the beach while the air was in the low 70s but the winds nearly blew us away. If we stayed dry or stayed submerged in the heated pool we were okay but don't even think about walking around wet! Brrrrr! Fortunately, Myrtle Beach has some great attractions that do not involve a swimsuit or water. We visited the Ripley's Aquarium and Alligator Adventure. Both were totally cool and kept us busy and warm...well, after buying C a sweatshirt (in MAY!). Check out these pics of us there! The Alligator Adventure was by far one fo the coolest attractions I've ever visited :-) These are just a few of our Ripley's pics: 

C and Daddy looking from INSIDE a tank!

Holding onto Daddy while the sharks swam overhead.

These next pictures are from Broadway at the Beach were we wandered around after the Aquarium. Take note of how bundled up we were because it was so cold! Remember, this was on May 22 (SHOULD have been much warmer). 

These next few pictures were from Alligator Adventure. I would HIGHLY recommend this attraction if you ever venture to Myrtle Beach.

Okay, I will have to finish our vacation post a little later. I have so much to write about and many more pictures to share. We did actually make it to the beach later in the week and had a blast despite the windy conditions. I'll post more asap - hopefully later stay tuned!

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