Another Beach Day

I can’t believe it is July! Wow! Where has the year gone? We have spent much of our time in the car this year as you  could tell. We have been asked by a lot of our family where are we going this weekend? The answer this past weekend was the beach…again.

When my wife and I were dating we spent a lot of time on the beach. We love it. We don’t go down to eat at fancy restaurants or to shop. We go down there and plan our butts in a chair and stick our feet in the sand and relax. That is a real beach trip. This past weekend was no exception.

We decided to head down to Holden Beach. Its our families beach and we love every minute there. It is nothing special but very special to us. We came down and dropped our stuff off at Nana’s and headed to the beach.

It was crowded, being July Fourth weekend but we managed to find a great parking spot and walk to the beach access. The beach was crowded but we did not mind. We set up camp and let the kids go wild. The water was rough. VERY rough. It was so rough that it knocked you down. We still had a great time.

After changing in the parking lot we headed back to Nana’s house.

We went to the Seafood Barn because I wanted fish.

You also can’t come to Holden Beach without getting some ice cream.

I love these little trips of ours and I hope that even though our Nana is selling her place that we can continue this tradition of being little beach bums.

Our Little Family Beach Trip

This past weekend we headed down to Holden Beach for a little family vacation. Nothing fancy but us and the rest of BrittWhitFun’s family. We really had no choice cause of all the renovations going on we could not be at the house.

The first day we were there we had a great breakfast over at Nana’s house. We then headed to the dock and got on my FIL’s boat. There is just something great about being on a boat in the summer time. We rode around for a while and found a great spot on the inlet and set up camp.

We spent the entire morning and afternoon playing in the sand, swimming, fishing, and just relaxing. It was great. The beach is one of my favorite places and it is awesome that my in laws share the same joy.

After we got done we loaded up camp and came back to the dock. We went back to the motel we were staying and got showers. After we got cleaned off we headed back over to Nana’s house so the kids could have some alone time with their Pop and Nana while the adults went out to dinner.

We had a great dinner at Provision Company which included a couple of cocktails and seafood. It is always great to get away without the kids and enjoy some adult laughs and conversation.  After dinner we went to a local ice cream shop where my SIL just can’t seem to eat an ice cream cone the right way. I mean who bites the end of a cone with ice cream still in there?

After some much needed rest we ready for day two. We went back to Nana’s house and ate breakfast again and then headed down to the beach.

We spent another long morning and afternoon on the beach swimming, digging holes, looking for seashells, and eating burgers from the local pier. Its was an awesome day. My kids got disgusting, especially Evie, and had to be rinsed off before heading home.

I must say I love my in laws and my little family. Our beach trips are always so much fun. I hope that even though our Nana is selling her place that we can continue these trips and enjoy each others company.

Summer Adventure 5- Beach Day


So yesterday was the second day of our family vacation and we decided to spend the entire day on the beach. My father-in-law was also down at the beach with us and he brought his boat.

We packed some sandwiches, fishing poles, and some bottle water then headed to the ocean. The water was perfect and the sun was bright. We fished for a couple if hours. My father-in-law taught me how to catch fish using a net. I have to admit that I got really good at towards the end. I caught three fish. They were small but it still counts.

After we fished, we decided to head down the inlet of Holden Beach and park the boat. We got out and had a picnic lunch with chicken salad sandwiches, chips, and drinks. It was a lot of fun. We then played with K-Dub she hated to water and sand at first but then she could not get enough of it. We all got so nasty but it was a lot of fun.

After lunch and some swim time we got back in the boat for a tour of the inlet. K-Dub fell asleep on me which was nice cause she needed a quick nap. After we headed back to shore we put the boat on the trailer and went back to Nana’s house.

Nana had invited some of her friends over and we grilled hamburgers and hotdogs. I made some awesome homemade ice cream and before we knew it it was time for K-Dub to go to sleep.

It was a fun day and we had so much fun. I did get sunburned on my legs really bad. It hurts but I would do all over again if I could. Best family day ever and we are just getting started.