- Holden Beach: We went to this N.C. beach for our honeymoon and have gone back nearly every year since. It's where we first dipped our babies' toes in the Atlantic, beach-baptizing them into our family. There's nothing much to do, other than play in the sand, visit with friends and eat shrimp. Simply perfect.
- Edisto Island: We have the good fortune to be invited to stay with my parents each year during their vacation on this S.C. island, which is tucked in south of Charleston. Between the shaded bike trails, the fresh watermelon stands, and the gentle water, it's a great place for families. My husband is just waiting for his chance to take the kids to the Serpentarium.
- South Beach: My husband and I took our last "just us" vacation at this Miami beach, a few months before I got pregnant with Junius. It's where I discovered the joys of mojitos, latin jazz and art deco at the beach. It's also a topless-optional beach. Since my parents read this blog I won't tell you if I did or didn't, but I will say I was careful to use plenty of sunscreen.
- Zakynthos Island: The summer after I completed my post-graduate diploma in Wales, my friend and I went "on holiday" to the Greek Isles. No offense, but it was a much better option than going to Myrtle Beach after graduation -- those Europeans have it figured out. Gorgeous sandy beaches with crystal clear water, plus all the feta cheese and tzatziki sauce you can stand.
- Buckroe Beach: Part of my childhood summers were spent in my grandparents' house at this Virginia beach on the Chesapeake Bay. It might not make your list of vacation destinations, but it will always hold a special place in my heart. Whether we were pulling in crab traps off the pier, lounging in the hammock or taking a ride on the rickety old roller coaster, it was time well spent for this little girl, her brother and her cousins.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Friday's Five: The Beach
In keeping with this week's theme and the fact that we're leaving this afternoon for the beach (hooray!!), here are five beaches that hold fond memories for me, each in a different way.