Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Big Summer Vacation, part 1

During dental school summers are only 2 weeks long. A long while before these two weeks arrived we had already planned our whole vacation (maybe we were looking forward to it just a little?). The 1st week was spent having lots of fun with the Karlson family at a resort in Myrtle Beach. Even the drive down was an adventure of sorts. We spent 10 hrs traveling from home to Aaron's in VA. The next day we caravaned down to Myrtle, spending another 10 hrs travelings. We saw some beautiful things like these clouds and this marsh (it reminds me of The Notebook when they canoe amongst all the swans).
We saw the quaint back-roads of SC. Our GPS took us past corn field after corn field down Chicken Rd of all things.
Did you know that True Value Hardware has a Bridal Registry? Me neither, but apparently it does. The handy man's dream come true.
Khloe of course was an angel.

Once we arrived it was sweet relief because no matter how chill your baby is, 20 hrs traveling in two days is a lot! The most exciting thing for the guys was golfing. And of course, for us girls was our night out shopping. We pulled out all the stops and stayed out till midnight. We came back with lots of goodies in all our bags but perhaps the most hilarious part of the night was when I unknowingly drove, off-roading, right through the median. We spent quite a bit of time hanging out at the resort.

Check out this candy store. Gummy bears the size of my hand and a jelly bean sand castle made with 254,093 beans. For a mere $25,000 you could have this very castle in your own home.

Here we are at the bouncy house arena. There were like 7 different bounce houses. Notice we're all clustered in the shade of one of these. Yes it's humid, we all know that about the south, but what I still don't know is why I even bothered to do my hair or put any make-up on when my hair was a frizzy mess in a pony tail 30 min after leaving the resort and my make-up was sticky and sweated off not much later. Farthest on the right is Ariel. She was a surprise visitor on this trip. Vendla brought to help with all the kids... our very own nanny!! She was great with the kids, watched them all while we adults went out together one night, and she was fun to party with.

Myrtle Beach seemed home to every sort of attraction from shopping to mini golf to amusement park, which is where we found ourselves on the last night together.

And what trip to Myrtle Beach would be complete without loads of beach time?!


  1. Phew. It makes me hot just looking at those pictures! How fun!

  2. Looks lovely! We miss you guys!