Monday, October 26, 2009

Back to REALITY after a week in sunny Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This picture of the two friends who came to Myrtle Beach with me this year is an example of our view each and every day. Sunny skies, warm temps (sometimes into the high 70's and 80's), the sounds and view of the ocean, good food.......a way of life I could certainly get used to on a daily basis.
Walks along the Grand Strand were the most strenuous AND enjoyable part of the trip. Just to be at the water's edge brings me such peace and calm.


Swimming in the pool, wading in the ocean, and enjoying our penthouse's hot tub while gazing at the stars were even more reasons to not want the trip to end.

However, as the saying goes, 'all things must come to an end', but I must say that a good time was had by all. It is so wonderful to share a place one loves with the friends who make life so enjoyable. So, thanks to Ginger and Marlene for sharing this adventure with me. Just as birds and people leave their footprints in the sand, so do the times spent with dear friends leave 'footprints' in your heart!!!

I am hoping to deal with the aftermath of unpacking. laundry, snail mail, old newspapers, AND email issues as quickly as possible so that I can get STAMPING. Was so excited to hear that we were truly able to surprise the Muddamark on her birthday.....!!!!

Wishing you all a wonderful day.

9 comments:

Our Little Inspirations said...

Welcome home! I'm glad you had such a wonderful time with your friends, and enjoyed that splendid weather! Your pictures make me want to just sigh and say Ahhhhh............

Silke Ledlow said...

Glad you all had a fun time... and made it back safe!!! I love Myrtle Beach too!!! Hugs ~S~

Cindi said...

awesome pics!!! it looks like a fab vacation with friends..that is soooo good for us girlies. so..when are you coming to Maine??
:)

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hi Joanne, I am so glad you made home safe and sound. OMGosh, you guys had a fantastic view from the hotel. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I am glad you had wonderful weather. I bet it is freezing cold back home. Hugs, Sabrina

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Welcome home, buddy! It's been a long time since I've been to Myrtle Beach (early 90s, I believe), and your fabulous photos brought back grand memories. What a view you had, and I'm glad you enjoyed your time away!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Such fabulous photos Joanne!! Looks like you're all in paradise!! Thanks for sharing them!! So glad you had such a fantastic time!!

Mothermark said...

Hi SnoSnot! I am so glad you are safe at home and had a wonderful time! Wow, those pictures look wonderful as it is snowing out my window and swimming pools and beaches are not quite what comes to mind. I love that you had fun with friends!

I hope you got your email all fixed up. Thats such a bummer to come home to.....

Thank you so much for all you did for me, for my birthday, for my time away, its heart warming.
I appreciate you so much! WWWhoo hoo! Thank you!

Joan Ervin said...

I can't believe you went to Myrtle beach and didn't take me with you...bummer!!! It looks like you had a great time...love all the gorgeous pictures!!!! I think heaven would be to wake up every morning and see the beautiful ocean every day!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhh, Myrtle Beach is awesome...we've only been there once but we loved it. Love the ocean view you had off the deck and what a beautiful blue sky!