Traveling : Family Vacation - 2010

September 1, 2010 12:37 by ehouston

As you may or may not remember I was desperately trying to search out a good location for our extended family to gather this summer for a week of relaxation (see here).  After researching many, many…ooh, to many to name, beaches along the coast between North Carolina and Georgia we finally settled on an area right on the border between North and South, Carolina.  It turned out that Ocean Isle Beach, NC was just what we needed.  It is a sleepy little spot right next to Sunset Beach, NC that offered up nice wide beaches, lots of shell hunting and many great local restaurants.  Plus, in just a short drive we could be in the heart of touristy Myrtle Beach, SC in order to get our airbrushed T-shirt fix.


Our quaint little pad.  It was just the right size for all fourteen (yes, 14!) of us.

The drive was a little further for our family, but not so far that we lost our sanity after strapping an almost one year old in a car seat for half a day.  Everyone seemed to have a good time and although we love being back in our home and our beds, we sincerely miss waking up to the sound of ocean waves.


The view from the deck, down the boardwalk.


A cool weathered birdhouse that sat right out front on the sand dunes.


I guess we have always vacationed on beaches that get combed early because I have never seen so many shells along the Atlantic coast.


The Little Guy really loved stepping in the wet sand and…


trying to run away from the approaching waves with his dad in tow.


He also helped me find one of the best shells of the whole trip.

I would say we definitely ended the summer of 2010 on a high note.  Now we are ready to hunker down for fall and hopefully a mild winter.  How have you guys ended your summers?  Any great new vacation finds?  Or, just lots of tears as the kids go back to school…or, maybe quiet little dances of joy…;o)

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September 2. 2010 02:55


This is too funny! My mom and I will be in Surf City/Topsail Beach NC next week!!! We could have met up! We're going scrap-booking for a week with a bunch of ladies to end the summer Smile

Glad you had a great time!!


September 2. 2010 06:03


OMG...the 'little' Guy isn't so little anymore! And, what great pics. Looks like you all had fun. I also wanted to invite you to stop by this week and leave a comment to enter my giveaway.


September 2. 2010 12:18


Hope you got to go over and see the other red posts at It's a Very Cherry World. You're entered now for my giveaway Smile


September 2. 2010 14:21


Thanks Melody!
Jennifer- I would have LOVED to meet up with you guys. Hope the hurricanes don't mess with your beach plans. Yikes!


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