Monday, October 29, 2018

A Weekend In North Myrtle Beach

I spent last weekend in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  The following are some photos from that trip.

My parents, and my sister, bro-in-law, and nieces were all in North Myrtle Beach for the week.  Since we live just 5 hours away, and normally they are back in Canada at 15+ hours away, we decided to toss the kids in the van and make a long weekend out of it.

Fortuitous timing had the remnants of a hurricane that hit Mexico arrived on our first day, so the weather was cold, windy, and rainy.  Despite the nasty weather we managed to get out to the beach some, including getting the above photo of Deadpool and Hulk enjoying a bro-moment at the beach.

The next day was a bit more friendly weather-wise.  Cool, windy, but dry.  So I went for a 5 mile walk to the closest pier. Along the way I got to see a whole mess of birds.

And the sun finally poking its head out for the first time.

Finally getting to the pier in peak light.

That evening we were gifted with a skim board that my nieces had outgrown.  The next day Zeke took it out into the surf and started to learn how to ride the waves.

He got pretty good at it by the end.

Abigail's speed was on the beach, where she built a castle for Belle (from Beauty And The Beast).
Shortly afterwards we headed back home.  A few short days at the beach, but we made the most of it.

One could say we body slammed it.  Maybe too literally?
Personal note:  Beaches are much more fun with action figures and cameras in hand.