12 hours to go - My Family Travels

Trapped….I've been trapped in this car, traveling 80 miles an hour for 12 hours.  I wish i could say that I slept through them all but the truth is, my anxiety forced me awake all 720 minutes and 758 miles. I stared out the window during our tour through Pennsylvania.  I shut my eyes in fear as we crossed bridges in Maryland. I jumped up and down like my 7 year old brother as we zipped through Washington.  I sang songs while we dashed though Virginia. I counted the farmlands as we motored through Richmond and once we arrived at South Carolina, I was ready.  Ready to enjoy a week of sun, fun, beach and relaxation.

We arrive at a beautiful condo in Myrtle Beach called the Sunrise.  Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a nice kitchen, a large living room with a huge television and a deck over looking the ocean.  My thoughts, GREAT JOB MOM AND DAD.  While my parents set up the rooms and unpack, I race down to the beach..Bathing suit ready and armed with sun block, I'm ready to battle the sun god.  This is the life.  7 days of paradise and I'm going to enjoy every minute of it.  Trapped for 12 hours and free as a bird for 7 days.

I don't believe in reincarnation but I must've been a fish in my past life.  I hit the waves and submerge into the ocean as if i was part mermaid.  The water was so warm and clear. Boogie board! I must buy a boogie board. And sandals! The sand was extremely hot.  After about 2 hours, I walk up the pathway and into the pool lounge.  After a quick survey i find my chair and commence to bake.  Yes, this is the life. I've been coming to Myrtle Beach for the last 3 years and love every trip.  Do i recommend it to others, Heck YEAH.  Trapped but now I'm freed and I'm loving every second of it…


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