Sunday, September 5, 2010

Myrtle Beach

We had a great time in Myrtle Beach, we did a lot of things and were also lazy a lot, a perfect vacation.  Other than the fact that BOTH cameras are broken, so we don't have as many pictures as I normally would have taken and the cruise control on the Explorer doesn't always like to work anymore, not fun when you're driving 6 hours.  We went to Charleston, saw some of the pretty old houses, went to the open air market and saw all the people making the sweetgrass baskets, I really wanted one but, wow they are expensive!  Saw the Charleston Riverdogs, it was a neat stadium.  Tung ate the homewrecker hot dog we saw the Man vs. Food guy eat on the Travel Channel, it was huge!
Went to the Dixie Stampede, both girls loved it, Payton's favorite part was the pre-show where a guy juggled and balanced all kinds of crazy things like a ladder on his chin, after the balanced the ladder, he dropped it on the ground and spit out all his teeth, she thought it was real and the look on her face was complete disbelief!  He even saw her and said "if you all could see this little girl in the front, she has concern written all over her face, don't worry I'm OK"
Ate too much good food and went shopping.  I love the Disney store at the outlets can't beat $2.99 for an Ariel t-shirt that makes your daughters so happy!
The last night we were there, we walked on the beach, someone put off a ton of fireworks a football field's length away from us, it was like our own private show, we walked over after they were over and saw where they had dug out castle like things in the sand to set the fireworks in the holes to hold them.  I forget all those fireworks are legal in SC. You definitely couldn't put off anything like that here, you are however not supposed to put them off on the beach and the police did come by but were about 30 min. too late.

Hurricane Earl gave us some crazy waves throughout the week, the high tide on Thursday afternoon was crazy, it came all the way up to the dunes at the edge and puddled about 6" deep, the waves were 8-10 feet and the lifeguards put up the red flags to not swim. They were constantly blowing their whistles to keep everyone out of the water because the rip currents were so bad.  We were thankful for the pool.  Reagan always wanted to be a mermaid in the water, she put her face in blew bubbles and everything.  Payton did a good job doing her "ice cream scoops" swimming in the water and dunking her whole head in.

The last night there, we ate pizza on the bed, both girls think it's so fun to eat pizza on the bed, Payton asked about it the 2nd night we were there, we still had 5 more days until pizza day!

Reagan on the beach this year
Reagan at the beach 2009 for comparison, look at the hair!

Love this one of Payton, she was on the hunt for seashells the whole time we were there.

Trying to take a pic with my girls, they both wanted to run away
Daddy and Payton in the huge hole someone dug

Daddy and Payton in the lazy river

Attempt at a family pic with the broken camera that washes out everything and does not zoom anymore.

In the lifeguard chair at night, too bad the best one of them has my hand in it.

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