Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vacation 2010 ~ Part 1

Sorry it has taken me so long to get this post up. I actually started this post over a week ago, but as you can see, it has taken me a long time to get it finished. After returning home from vacation, it has been hard getting back into the swing of real life! Everyone has finally started school. Some actually started before vacation, but not everyone. Hopefully I can get used to this again very quickly!

Our vacation was wonderful! The first week we went to Myrtle Beach. My sister Debbie invited us to go along with her and part of her family. She has a time share that she shared with us, and it was amazing. We stayed in a 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath townhouse complete with a full kitchen and a nice size dining table. We also had access to 3 televisions hooked up to cable TV. That was a real treat for the kids, but I am so glad that we do not have cable TV at home! There is not a whole lot that I want to watch or want my kids to see, so it is a lot of money for a whole lot of channels that never get watched!

We had access to a very nice pool and a lazy river. You will see several pictures here of the lazy river as we enjoyed that quite a bit.  We were about a mile away from the Beach, so we had to drive to get there. I absolutely love the beach and could spend all day there. It is so peaceful and relaxing to me. Unfortunately most of the rest of my family were not that in love with the Beach.

My hubby is not big on the Beach and my kids have not been there very much, so they are just not in to it! Most of Debbie's family is not either, so I think someday Debbie and I will just have to go without the rest!

Most of the time we were in Myrtle Beach, the weather was picture perfect! Hurricane Earl was churning out in the Atlantic that week, so we were keeping a close eye on it. Fortunately it missed us and we did not have to evacuate! We had one day that it was overcast and the waves were a bit rough. All the other days the sky was a beautiful blue!

These first six pictures are of our first evening at the beach. We just went and walked on the beach and the kids collected shells. For some of the children, they were so young when we went to the beach last, that they do not remember it at all. Needless to say, they enjoyed it so much, especially Micah, who had a big smile on his face most of the time!





Anna collecting shells.

Luke and Rebekah

Rebekah

Micah walking along the Beach


Anna walking on the Beach

The Kiddie Pool at the Lazy River




Luke and Sammy and some of our gang at the Lazy River

The Lazy River at night

Micah having a Good Time!


See that smile!

Luke

Micah again!

Luke and Sammy at the Hot Tub



Matthew

Luke playing in the sand

The castle built by Luke and Tori

Luke and Tori enjoying time together!
Josh spent his day at the Beach reading a book sitting under an umbrella!

Jon and Rachel and Baby Bethany!

Luke loved playing in the sand!
  


Anna playing in the sand

Luke again

A little friend that followed us around for a while!




And of course Faith in the sand!



We had a great time and it was so good to get away! Thanks again to Debbie for taking us along with her. We appreciate it so much! I will be back to share about our second week of vacation soon!

 



 

4 comments:

Susan said...

Wow that lazy river looked amazing.

I too love the beach but hubby isn't a real fan of it either. We went to California for our vacation this year and I forgot how much I miss the ocean.

Looks like you had a great time.

Trennia said...

Beautiful pictures!

~Traci~ said...

We love Myrtle Beach:) We were supposed to be there this week if plans hadn't changed, so I really enjoyed looking at your pictures! What nice memories!

croleyc69 said...

Beautiful pics. I would have loved that lazy river. I like stuff like that. I love Myrtle Beach to !! Glad you all had a good time.

Caroline