It’s a family tradition to go to Myrtle Beach for spring break. This was our sixth time.
In the past we have always taken an RV and tents to either Myrtle Beach state park or Huntington Beach state park. This year we stayed at Springmaid Beach Resort because it was simply not feasible to take five children, including 14-month-old Autumn, camping – even with a super-fancy RV.
That worked out all right; since we were right next to Myrtle Beach state park, we got to enjoy their less-crowded seashore and their pier gift shop’s ice cream, and we could ride our bikes on the nature trails and campground roads. (And on Friday, we spent all afternoon at Huntington Beach state park!)
Days two through five—Monday through Thursday—consisted of pretty much the same activities—Mom and I walking and running on the seashore; the boys and Dad digging holes in the sand; swimming in or lounging by the pools, both indoor and outdoor.
On Monday evening my family went to the pier restaurant. They all ordered hamburgers and hotdogs; I brought some of my own food from the hotel refrigerator. It’s a pain, but my good health is worth it to me. (Also, I’ve never been a big fan of burgers and dogs.)
In the pictures above, Autumn wasn’t really drinking soda, just water—she learned how to drink with a straw!
On Tuesday we went to Piggly Wiggly—it was very over-priced, but I still bought a lot of food, including spinach and bananas (weekly staples), strawberry jam (imported from France), made-in-store organic peanut butter, baba ghanoush (first time – yum!!), goat cheese with tomato and basil, Ezekiel tortillas, Cameo apples, Mary’s Gone Caraway crackers (another first) – the list goes on. Basically, food to eat at the beach… and to take home!
My dad wanted a t-shirt from this unique grocery store… “I dig the pig.”
More to come!