Monday, March 2, 2015
Postcards From Myrtle Beach
Our days in Myrtle Beach have been slow and easy, filled with good things, and lots of laughter. There was a rainy day trip to the aquarium in which Reece fell in love with an octopus and the sting rays. He was also very excited to see a hammerhead shark, one of his latest loves. Heart shaped shells, and other ocean treasures have been collected on our after dinner beach walks, little hands have been drawing in the sand, and little feet have been chasing the waves. We have taken time to do the tourist walk through downtown, stopping in to check out all the tacky beach souvenirs, and purchase postcards to send off to friends. The woods were calling, and off we went to Huntington Beach State Park for a walk among the trees. We also stopped in at the nature center on the park grounds and were lucky enough to see, through a very high end monocular, a bald eagle nest with a baby in it. And later, flying across the marsh we spotted snowy egrets, pelicans, and the most beautiful great blue heron.
The week ahead sees the temperatures warming up considerably. There are plans for a visit to Brookgreen Gardens to check in on the rescued animals at the zoo, walk through the Cypress Aviary, tour the children's garden, and to sit quietly at my favourite spot, Live Oak Allee, and we will take another walk in the woods, this time at Myrtle Beach State Park. Of course there will also be many more beach walks, afternoons by the pool, and hopefully a few solo morning walks on the beach for this mama, watching the sunrise over the ocean.
Wishing you a lovely start to your week.