Myrtle Beach Pt. 3 + Sugarland

Fortunately, no more scary plane crashes to report. The rest of our week at Myrtle Beach proved to be relaxing and fun!

Weather wise, we couldn’t have picked a nicer week. Not even one day of rain! The last two days were a bit windy, to the point where the sand was blowing all up in your face. On those two days we enjoyed a bit of time at the pool.

Check out this crazy perspective! Looking up from the pool deck.

Without question, one of the spots my family hits every year is Hawaiian Rumble mini golf. It’s our favorite course! Previous years have included getting caught in rainstorms, me getting escorted out by my mom (I was really young and threw a tantrum during a difficult put, give me a break), and nail biting finishes down to the last hole! This year proved no less, just fewer tantrums…by some. At the last hole my brother, Jackie, Brook, and I were all within one putt of each other. My brother won…boooo! At least we all beat Grammy. 🙂

Mr. Bunny went a little cray the last night!

Okay, now before you go judging me, thinking I’m all weird (because I know you don’t already think that) my mom has this ceramic bunny that sat untouched in the living room for about 20 years. During their recent move, my brother aptly named him Mr. Bunny and has been moving him to various locations around the house. Mr. Bunny will randomly pop up on the couch reading my mom’s kindle, sometimes he shows up in the bathroom brushing his hair, other times he’s at the dinner table with a fork in his paw, the options are limitless. He joined us on his very first family vacation and showed us what YOLO was all about.

Now I’m sure you’re way less weirded out…I don’t care. My family rules.

As luck would have it, my good friends Marcus and Lindsey were also at the beach the same week! They were staying in a house with Marcus’ family just 15 miles away at Sunset Beach.

Sunset at Sunset Beach

They graciously invited Brook and I to visit and we had an awesome time eating Mexican food, drinking margaritas, playing cornhole, and walking the pier. Check it out, someone caught a shark!

They have the same facial expression.

Speaking of Marcus and Lindsey, remember how I failed at taking pictures the weekend of their wedding? Well, their photographer’s pictures are posted now! Check it out:

Pretty bridesmaids

Goofy groomsmen

Fave!

All pictures were taken by Essential Sunshine Photography. You can see the rest: here.

It was great to see them this past week!

So, anyway, Brook and I decided that we weren’t quite ready for our vacation to end. We had one more day to utilize before heading back to work and we were determined to make the most of it! We found out that Brook’s favorite band, Sugarland, was playing at Jiffy Lube Live on Sunday night. So we found last minute tickets and Brook made the 5 hour drive up to northern VA (and I made the less impressive 45 minute drive).

None of my concert pictures really turned out (do they ever?) but the show was awesome! Super high energy the whole time. I didn’t know too many of the words, but Brook knew them all…die-hard much? The highlight for me was when they busted out a Matt Nathanson cover! He’s one of my favorite artists and I was caught off guard. They rocked it! Jennifer Nettles has an amazing voice, and she was sporting a cute little baby bump too.

Another amazing feat? We got out of the parking lot in less than an hour! Which was great considering Brook needed to drive 5 hours home. Crazy woman. Impromptu concert, SUCCESS!

What’s the most spontaneous thing you’ve done lately?

PS. This post is so random. I kinda love it!

MB Vacay Pt. 2: The Plane Crash

Confused by the title of this post? Wondering if it’s a joke? Well, it’s not. I saw a plane crash yesterday.

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We were enjoying a beautiful day on the beach, just like everyday. Brook and I had just returned from a walk, and everyone was hanging out under my family’s tent. All of a sudden, my brother-in-law, Robert says, “Isn’t that plane flying too low?”

I looked up and it all happened so fast. One of those airplanes that carry a banner for the beachwear stores took a nose dive right into the ocean close to the shore. We couldn’t even believe what we saw, my mom actually said, “Is this real?” It was just so wild.

People and lifeguards alike went sprinting into the ocean. I saw the pilot emerge from the plane and wave his arms for help. The lifeguards got to him and pulled him to shore. The tail of the plane bobbed for a few minutes before going under.

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That’s the tail of the plane in the ocean.

Emergency response then showed up, and spent the majority of yesterday blocking that section of the beach off. They still haven’t gotten the plane out of the ocean yet, and to be honest I’m not sure how they plan to do it.

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It was crazy to witness something like that, but at the same time I feel very fortunate that no one was hurt. I’m happy the pilot survived and was okay. I’m also thankful that he landed off shore rather than on the beach considering so many people could have been hurt. Craziest thing I’ve ever witnessed.

Anyway on to happier things. Besides that, the trip has been enjoyable. Last night we went to Liberty Brewery and Steakhouse. I got the largest rack of ribs I’ve ever seen in my life. They were awesome though!

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We’ve also been to Fat Tuesday for drinks a few times. It’s awesome now that everyone is 21 and we can all (well except my sister because she’s pregnant) go out for drinks together. My mom is obsessed with the jello shots!

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The only downfall to the trip is that it’s been so crowded everywhere we go. It took us 30 minutes the other night just to find parking at Broadway at the Beach! And most times, because there’s so many people using the network, my cell phone service has been spotty. Those are things I can live with though.

Well, I’m about to go ride a banana boat now. Let’s hope that today is less eventful than yesterday!

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen?