A move to Myrtle Beach involves more than just the journey and home selection, but it also means you are starting out with zero “favorite spots.” Finding the best food in the area takes time, but it can certainly be a fun project! Also, there will be some “trial and error” shopping outings before you zero in on “your” kind of places.
Aren’t beach vacations great? I love discovering a new little ‘mom and pop\” seafood spot. I crave a deep tan because, let’s face it, people look better with some color. And spending the afternoon on my beach towel with a great read is extremely enjoyable. But one part of my getaway tops the list every single time: A walk on the beach.
Honestly, the stroll has healing powers for me. After weeks and weeks of jam-packed schedules and an endless to-do list, I plan this activity first. Is it the exertion of energy that recharges my physical being? What about the numerous health benefits of the sun and surf? And the endurance and stamina being built while doing something that doesn’t feel like exercise? Maybe all these advantages combined?
Sometimes I just NEED the beach.
Seeing the coast relaxes my mind and heals my soul. There’s just something about it – something calming about the ocean.
In our area, most people we know go to the same beach – Destin, Orange, Rosemary – somewhere around the corridor of 30A. Many of our friends are drawn back to the same place year after year – and it becomes a tradition and a way to connect with extended family and friends.
I grew up going to those same beaches, in the summers and around Easter. We enjoyed it and made cherished memories with our family. As a college student, we visited Florida beaches and had a great time with friends.
Are you one of those people who opens and sniffs all the candles while standing in line to check out? I am.
There are some pleasant smells, but none just exactly “it.” I put them back, disappointed.
I want to walk into my home and be immediately welcomed by a beautiful scent – something fragrant, yet clean. I want to be greeted by the scent of being stretched out on an island somewhere, anywhere. Is this too much to ask? You know the scent. There’s a little floral sweetness to it, and maybe orange? Coconut? Definitely some sea.
Well, I found it and I’m happy to share. You can thank me later.