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.

44 comments:

  1. Sounds just lovely - what a treat...

    ReplyDelete
  2. looks like you have your plans for a wonderful week! It's been two years since we were down there and I recognize some of your places. Wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Karen, it should be a great week!

      Delete
  3. Beautiful photos!! Looks like you are making the most of your visit and I'm glad the weather is supposed to get better for you as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Anke. We are making the most of it, always do :) The weather today was just perfect, we actually got to dip our toes in the ocean, and Wednesday this week looks absolutely amazing!

      Delete
  4. That looks like you are having a magical adventure! I so love those heart shaped finds and seeing all the fun you are having...
    I'm glad you arrived safely despite the snow and I'm planning to sit and write a response to your letter tonight so that it is waiting for you when you get home :)
    I hope your time away keeps delivering treasures, have fun,
    Big hugs Em x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We are Em, so much goodness to be enjoyed.

      Wow that letter made it to you quickly. There is a post card on its way to you too :)

      Thank you my friend, big hugs to you too. xo

      Delete
  5. Sounds like a perfect trip so far. I know the weather hasn't been as warm as usual, but I'm thinking it's all about perspective : 10 degrees compared to -40 with wind feels like a tropical vacation. :-)

    So happy you are having such a wonderful time. xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It has been wonderful Yanic. The weather has been cooler, but we were blessed today...it was 18C and the sun was shining strong and bright. It was beautiful.

      Thank you my friend. xo

      Delete
  6. Oh that sounds just incredible! I'm so glad yall are off on a vacation it's the perfect time of year for one. Enjoy!!

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Such a nice adventure ! Your pictures are beautiful... ♥

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love that you go out no matter the weather. :) And I do hope it warms up for you. Seeing Reece on the beach in a winter hat makes me a little sad.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We do KC, Mother Nature is beautiful in any condition :) It warmed up today, it was beautiful and we actually walked barefoot on the beach and dipped our toes in the ocean.

      Hey, don't let that get you down, this weather has been so much better than the -40C days we were having at home :)

      Delete
  9. Sounds and looks like everyone is having a great time. Love seeing beach pictures especially since it has been a couple of years since I have felt the good ole sand on my feet.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We are, thanks Beth. We finally got to walk barefoot on the beach today, and it was wonderful to feel the sand on my feet.

      Delete
  10. Beautiful photos, and at least there's blue skies and sunshine mostly even if it's still a little cold. That aquarium looks amazing too, almost worth a rainy day! Enjoy the rest of your stay X

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm hoping for warmer weather for you guys too!! I'm so glad you are enjoy your trip though, sounds like a fun week ahead. Enjoy xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The warmer weather is here, and it is amazing!

      Delete
  12. It looks so lovely and relaxing, by the sea!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Totally agree with you on that one :)

      Delete
  13. It is so much fun to see your photos and to know exactly where you are standing because I have stood there too. Today was a great warm day wasn't it? Enjoy it all!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I bet that is pretty cool Tracey. Yes, today was beautiful. Reece and I walked barefoot on the beach, and dipped our toes in the ocean...finally. Thank you Tracey, we will!

      Delete
  14. Sounds like just the thing to chase away the winter blues and rev up for spring. Enjoy your wanderings...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You bet it is! Thank you, we are!

      Delete
  15. The image with Reece in front of the aquarium - LOVE.
    That is just such a beautiful image Kim. Looks like you guys are having fun and a lovely change of scenery. Isn't wonderful to smell salty sea air and the fresh ocean breeze...I miss that.
    xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awe, thank you Camilla. We are having a great time. Yes, totally amazing, and so very soul filling.

      xo

      Delete
  16. Oh how I love the aqaurium photos. I so enjoy going to aquariums and simply sitting there watching the creatures glide through the water. It's truly mesmerising. Octopus are fascinating creatures. My sister worked in a Marine Life centre a while back and said that the resident octopus was a real escape artist. It would get out of the tiniest cracks and then the staff would find him splatted flat out on the floor!

    Reece has such a peaceful, happy face! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Leisa. I find them to be very relaxing, and mesmerizing, as does Reece. Really, that is hilarious, I will have to tell Reece about that, he will get a kick out of it.

      Awe, thank you. He is a pretty calm, happy child :)

      Delete
  17. Your trip sounds perfect, 18°C, nature walks, watching the sunrise. What more could you ask for? Enjoy :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, it feels pretty perfect. And really, I couldn't ask for much more :)

      Delete
  18. Just gorgeous, Kim! Looks like a lovely start to your SC adventure! xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Shel, we are having a great time. xo

      Delete
  19. Lovely photos, it seems that you are having a great time, good thing for mind, body and soul :)
    Keep enjoying!

    Lluisa xoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Lluisa, we are having a great time. xo

      Delete
  20. what amazing treasures and memories! That pier pictures is fantastic! It really should be a postcard!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We are making wonderful memories, and I love that I can capture them here. One day I hope Reece looks back at this space with a happy heart.

      Thanks!

      Delete
  21. lovely trip!! we live close to the ocean and i always miss the "hot" weather in the summer, but i suppose we are lucky too... that it never really gets to terribly cold in the winter. i love all of your photos. their is something so magical about beach photos! what is it? the colors? the light? the ocean? maybe all. :) glad you had such a wonderful time and now you are safe at home again!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree with you on the magic in beach photos. I think it is a combination of all the things you mention.

      Thank you!

      Delete