Friday, April 25, 2008

Life's a Beach...

Or so I wish...

I LOVE the beach... I LOVE, LOVE the beach... the sand between my toes, the sound of crashing waves, the splash of water up around my ankles (water was too cold to go any deeper this time)...

Coach (aka my husband) and I were able to escape this past weekend and take a mini-vacation. We had a few days off of school and we needed a break!!! Two of our friends from church came along with us...

Allow me to take you on vacation with us...
So we headed south with a mission...

Our first stop was at a winery... but we missed the tour... and I forgot to take a picture of the cute little bistro... so...

We drove about a mile up the road from the winery to witness... first hand... a must see... the World's Largest Frying Pan... how could we not?!?it looked like they had it covered... I guess for winter... there were big-ol-bumble bees swarming everywhere! and it smelled like burnt grease...


The guys were thrilled... let me tell ya...
Then we continued south towards Wilmington...


trying to park was interesting... we found a pay-to-park lot. We parked and followed the signs to figure out where to pay. We found a big metal box. The directions said to fold up dollar bills and stick them into the slot with the correlating number (where you parked). That seemed a little shady so we went and found a meter instead. We walked around for a while... mainly down by the river. That evening we stayed in a very classy joint. Can't you tell my the glassless table top and chairs with no bottoms??? This was very unique patio furniture. I think Martha Stewart must have done the decorating.
(Let's just say it was the cheapest we could find in Wilmington)

One good thing offered in Wilmington was diner at the Olive Garden... my fave! :-)
After all the 'fun' we had in the Wilmington area, we headed on down to Myrtle Beach. We got there around noon on Sunday... so we had some time to kill before we could check in to our resort.

We decided to lay out first and get some sun while it was out... forecast was for rain later in the day. After burning for about an hour... and yes- i got burnt... we took a walk and made it down to one of the piers. We had lunch at a little joint by where the old Pavillion use to be (sad that it is gone).

Later that evening we went to play Miniature Golf- aka Putt-Putt- at "Captian Hooks". Then on to dinner at Crabby Mikes in Surfside, SC. Kevin was proud of his mad ice-cream cone skills.
Well... the rest of the trip... well... was the beach! We had a great time enjoying the warm weather and staying in our timeshare. (yes- we have a timeshare... actually... three... but that's another story for another day... and to think... they tried to get us to buy more!...grrr)

Here are some random 'beach' pictures...
Last but not least... I have SOME MORE PICTURES!!!


Here are some pics of our 'home' resort. (but we can go to any other Wyndham resort or FairShare Plus resort)...


We actually stayed in a 3 bedroom condo... and there were only 4 of us. We tried to get several others to go but they were unable to. :-( so next time, if I ask you to go to the beach... here is what you are missing if you don't go...

*This of course in the master bed and bath.*
ok- ok- more pictures :-)

This is one of the pools. It is between the 3rd and 2nd tower. There is another pool between the 2nd and 1st tower... it is one of those mirage pools...

Two lazy rivers...
view from the living room window in our room...



Coach was tired of me takin' pics... this is one of the other bedrooms... with 2 double beds... the 3rd bedroom had a king bed like the master...


We have access to many GOOD vacation deals because we own timeshares... especially last minute (if you are flexible)... need a vacation??... ask me and I will see what I can find for you... how does DIRT CHEAP for a whole week sound?!? with up to 4 people?!? i can hook you up!!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Are we there yet?

Seems like Spring will not quite settle in completely.

We have had FROST that past two mornings... yes people- it is going below 32 overnight!
One morning this past week, as I was on my way to work, I sprayed my windows with washer fluid to clean some big doo off. It FROZE! I was driving and for a few minutes I could barely see!

Anyways... Heidi and I have been enjoying the warmer afternoons. Most afternoons (more like eveningsby the time I get home) when I get home, we have been going outside to play fetch. I just LOVE the picture I captured below... and yes... Shawn does need to mow. :-) *love you honey*


Happy Almost Spring... how are you enjoying the warmer weather?

Monday, April 14, 2008

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

New Lungs!!!

Hop on over to Confessions of a CF Husand...

BUT- start here if you want an overview of their story (so that you are up-to-date)


I don't know Nate or Tricia personally, but have been reading there blog for several months.

Please be in prayer for Tricia...