This is my 1st ever TR so bear with me please.
Cast: April (Me) 34
Nicholas (DS) 2
Nana (my mom)
Papa (my dad)
Dawn (DSis) 40
Al (DB in law) 39
Tristan (DNephew) 20
Rina (DNiece) 19
Originally my husband was also supposed to come on the trip with us, but he was unable to take the time off from work so we went without him.
I had been apprehensive about the trip without my husband since we were all driving. My parents in 1 car, my sister and niece in the 2nd car, my brother in law and nephew in the 3rd car and me and my 2 year old ALONE in my car from MA to SC. The furthest I have ever driven by myself is Southern CT. I was determined to go on this trip though and prove to myself that I could handle the long drive. I left home at 6am on 10/12 and watched the sun rise as I set off down I-95. Pretty uneventful ride as we stopped every 2 to 2 1/2 hours to rest. We stopped at a Comfort Inn in Ruther Glen VA for the night around 6 pm. This is where my sister and her family were also staying that nught. Mom and Dad were taking 3 days to get to SC and stopped in Burlington NJ. Up early Monday morning to have breakfast. We were on the road again at 7:45am. We arrived at our resort in Myrtle Beach at 2pm. I am thrilled to say that I drove the trip with no problems and my 2 year old was extremely well behaved. Thank God for whomever created portable DVD players!!!!! We checked in and my sister was also there so they put us in rooms right beside each other on the 14th floor. We went up to our rooms with all our luggage and looked out on the balcony overlooking the ocean. So peaceful and relaxing. The view of the water was so wonderful. We decided to walk a few blocks up the road with my sis and her family and then stopped for an early dinner at Friendlys. Very good meal and I always like their ice cream sundaes. Back at the hotel we unpacked and put everything away and then wandered around exploring. We then watched the sunset from our balcony and Nicholas and I were in bed by 8pm that night.
The SeaCrest Resort is absolutely beautiful and the rates were wonderful. I had an oceanfront room with 2 queen beds and small kitchen (equipped with everything we needed dishes and appliances). The rate for the entire stay of 6 nights was only $330.00 including taxes. This is off-season and we got an early booking discount of 15% since we booked more than 90 days in advance but the price was right and the resort is wonderful. If you would like to see the resort, the website is Myrtle Beach Resorts | Oceanfront Resorts in Myrtle Beach SC
I'll post pictures of our amazing view and more about our trip in the next installment.