Saturday, March 22, 2014
Following the Trail
The beach has been absolutely wonderful, and both Reece and I have been enjoying our time by the ocean, but the woods were calling us yesterday. So we left the beach behind for a bit and hit the trails at Myrtle Beach State Park.
Reece was on the hunt for new and exciting nature treasures, of which he found quite a few, and I was looking to connect to a place a little different than home. We both found what we were looking for and more, including a pileated woodpecker sighting.
This maritime forest was beautiful, and the most exciting part was coming to the end of the trail and walking onto the beach. If only all wooded trails ended at the ocean. At the ocean we walked, searched for more shells and enjoyed a little picnic before returning to the forest for our walk back to the car.
As we walked back, hand in hand, there was a sense of calm and a feeling of deep connection with my little man. The woods are a special place for us, and although this is a different place we both felt at home and just might head back for another walk before we head home next week.