Not so fast Fall – it’s still 103 degrees outside! Visions of pumpkin and butternut squash and apples can wait just a bit longer. Skinny jeans and boots and cute jackets will be just fine in their section of the closest for now. Kevin and I have survived our first triple digit summer in Texas, and I can’t say it was all that bad. But like I said – it’s still 103 degrees outside!
So as my farewell to Summer 2012, I thought I’d share some pics and memories from our trip to Myrtle Beach this August.
Kevin and I decided on an old standby for our trip this year, and picked a dirt cheap plane ticket to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Myrtle Beach is best known as a family friendly beach town with lots to keep everyone entertained, but many of us also regard it fondly as the scene of much debauchery during college Beach Week vacations.
We opted for the slightly tamer version, with our ultimate goals being relaxation, a good tan, and quality time with each other. As I stated in previous posts, I have been so busy with work that I just needed to decompress a bit. We stayed at the Hilton resort on Kingston Plantation, which is between North and South Myrtle and in a quieter section of the beach. Despite having to work a little each day, we still really enjoyed the time together and I can see us going back to Myrtle one day when our family has expanded.
In addition to laying by the pool and walking on the beach, we called on a few standbys and tried out a few new things as well:
Al Fresco Dining on the ICW with The Shark
Situated on the Intercoastal Waterway, Greg Norman’s Australian Grille once again provided a romantic, adults only evening with live music, delicious food and beautiful views.
The Best Waffle EVER at Hot Stacks.
I’m still drooling thinking about this… Cinnamon Raisin waffle with pecans and drizzled icing.
Because I ate this, I also did this:
A Familiar Site in the Kingston Plantation Sport and Health Club
Being able to workout on vacation is always a priority. When I saw the Les Mills BODYPUMP equipment in the huge empty group fitness room, I thanked the heavens that I could get a real workout in — one that I enjoyed and didn’t involve a piece of cardio equipment in a dank hotel gym. I added BODYFLOW to this workout and felt great stepping out on the beach in my little bitty bikini.
Broadway at the Beach
Broadway at the Beach is THE destination for all things tourist in Myrtle. And we happily obliged on a few evenings, including dinner at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville (don’t judge us. When in Rome…), a visit to Wonderworks, movie night screening of The Dark Night Rises (Loved it. Fantastic movie. We saw The Dark Night at the same theater when it came out during our last trip to Myrtle.) and a little shopping too. Plus, a perfect photo op with a big black bear!
Not pictured but also worth mentioning — I kicked my hubby’s tail at mini-golf, scoring 3 under par on an 18-hole course. Did you know Myrtle is the mini-golf capital of the world??? Yeah. And I owned it. :)
Till next summer! Where did y’all spend your summer vacation?