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.
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.