Saturday, April 13, 2013

That one time I went on vacation and fell off the planet

Guess who's back? Woah, woah, WOAH. It's been a while! I just got back from the most fabulous vacation to South Carolina. Seriously... so. much. fun.


We traveled with my hubby's best friend Ben and his wife Brittany. Ben, Britt, and Joe all went to school together growing up. We got married within 2 weeks of each other, and Ben was Joe's best man. We ended up moving to the same city together where Joe and Britt teach at the same school! It's been nice to have such good friends in this area. We left around 9pm from Michigan to head to Greenville, SC where we all went to college. Driving through the night was not nearly as difficult as I would have thought. We arrived in Greenville around 9am Saturday morning. We split up that day so we could spend all day Saturday with my hubby's sister. It was so good to see her! We went on a super long hike through the town, and had such a blast.
She took us to some great local restaurants while we were there. Naturally we stopped at chick fil a! That place is SO yummy! Just a mere 30 hours in that town left me wishing I lived there again. I so miss the South! It was neat looking around Lydia's church on Sunday and seeing familiar faces and friends.

Myrtle Beach

On Sunday afternoon we headed to Myrtle Beach. We got there pretty late, so we checked into our hotel, went out to dinner, and walked along the beach. We were up bright and early the next morning, and we spent all morning and early afternoon pool/ocean side.
It was perfect outside. Every day was around 80 degrees! Definitely a nice change from the mitten state.
A sweet lady offered to take pictures of our group. Definitely getting a few of these framed!
I think 90% of our time on the beach was spent watching the boys play football. Precious.
The most hilarious part of our vacation? Joe is terrified of heights. Like straight up paralyzed when he looks off a balcony. Naturally, we were given a room on the 11th floor. SO FUNNY. It literally took 10 minutes of coaxing just to get him out there for the picture! Somehow we even convinced him to get on the skywheel. He was not impressed. ;) 
The highlight of the trip for me was Ripley's Aquarium. We weren't sure about the price, but it ended up being such a great time. The jellyfish were absolutely fascinating! 

We got to pet stingrays! Literally the coolest thing ever. They were a lot more slimy than I expected, and would lift their fins like a high five every time they came by. 
Posing with the creepy diver man. 
We walked along the boardwalk at night and took a million different pictures. 
Joe fist pumped this little guy and a big crowd of spring breaker girls squealed and giggled while watching. Thanks, ladies for making my husbands ego grow 10 million times that day. Ha! 
Yet another picture of that ferris wheel! 
Brittany has the most gorgeous hair ever! She has perfect ringlet curls. Very jealous! :) 
The trip was such an incredible time. We didn't want to leave! Very thankful for this group. Thank you for your patience while I was gone!


  1. I LOVE Myrtle Beach! Glad you all had a good time. Where did you stay? (did you go to Coastal Carolina by any chance?)

  2. Looks like so much fun!!! 80 Degrees and pool side sounds perfect right now!

  3. Awesome pictures!!! This looks and sounds like such a fun vacation!!! :)