Well, as those of you who saw me yesterday (all 18 of you! Wow!) can verify, I am safely at home and back to work. So many people responded to last week’s post that I wanted to finish telling you about our travels over Christmas.
When I wrote last week I was sitting in our condo in Myrtle Beach. We spent 5 days in Charleston with my sister and her family then moseyed up the road to Myrtle Beach for 3 days. Myrtle Beach in the winter, you say? Heck yeah!
First of all, the weather was VERY unseasonable, temps in the 60s and 70s while we were there. We were loving it! My boys even swam in the heated outdoor lazy-river pool at our condo resort. We walked around in shirt sleeves and hoodies the whole time we were there.
Some of the Myrtle Beach attractions are seasonal. For instance, the amusement park and waterpark are closed in the winter. However, there was plenty of shopping to be done at Broadway at the Beach. We had a blast at MagiQuest (yes, we are geeks) and spent a few hours at WonderWorks.
Have I mentioned that my family and I LOVE to eat? Myrtle Beach has awesome food. Our new find was Art Burger, a nice little hole-in-the-wall with local art for sale and yummy food. I had the mango summer roll sushi appetizer for my entree. Yum!
Do you remember me using the word “mosey” to describe our wanderings both in last week’s post and today’s as well? Tuesday we did the exact opposite of moseying. We blasted all the way from Myrtle Beach to Columbus, Ohio in a 10-hour marathon sprint. We ate meal bars and other snacks and drank bottled water in the car and made only the most necessary of stops along the way. Boy were we tired!
New Year’s Eve saw us heading to one of our favorite spots, COSI! We have a membership, we go so often! Chris loves the Gadget Cafe but often it’s booked by the time we make it there. This time we were able to get a reservation and decided to take apart a computer. Chris’s Dad is an engineer and has built computers in the past, so it was fun to take all the pieces apart and see what goes where, what hooks up to what else, and how the “guts” of a computer work.
COSI has a new planetarium so of course we had to see the planetarium show. We also walked through the LIFE exhibit (Nicky is fascinated by the see-through talking woman and how she describes all the body’s organs) and OCEAN, where we did our best to keep the boys from getting soaked.
We stayed at the Embassy Suites in Dublin because they have a great family-friendly New Year’s Eve party every year. We watched “Frozen” and “Penguins of Madagascar,” played pool, and danced! Russ asked Nick if he was shaking his booty on the dance floor and he said “No, Mommy was doing that. I was dancing.” LOL! Upstaged by my baby 🙂
At 10 PM the staff unrolled a massive roll of bubble wrap on the dance floor and we had a countdown, then the little ones got to stomp all over the bubble wrap. So much fun! Then at midnight of course we watched the ball drop, exchanged kisses and toasted the beginning of a wonderful New Year!
We slept in on Thursday and I bet you did too, LOL! After checkout and lunch we headed home to find our kitties had missed us but the house was unscathed. Unpacking and laundry and catching up on house stuff kept us busy until bedtime.
We had a wonderful trip filled with fun and family. Nobody got sick beyond cold symptoms, nobody got on anybody’s nerves too much and everyone arrived home safely.
I hope your holidays were as much fun as mine were. Now we’re settled at home and happy to get back to normal. The boys go back to school Monday.
Where’s Dr. Jen now? At home, counting her blessings and grateful for all of you! Happy New Year! Make 2015 the best year ever!