We took a family trip near the end of May to the beach. It was a great time. The weather was actually great for several of the days. We enjoyed the beach. We enjoyed the hot tub. The kids thought it was their personal heated pool. We sure wish the indoor pool had ‘heated’ anything. It was frigid the entire time. Of course the kids still wanted to swim. We were fresh off the swim lessons and it was a lot of fun. Cruising the boardwalk, late night jaunts on the strip, people watching, ice cream runs, visiting the carnival or arcade. We attended the Grand Opening of a new play area for children with special needs. We enjoyed being a part of the festivities and seeing all the smiles on the faces of the children. We ate at all our favorite spots, even tried out a new place that was awesome.

We decided to take a second beach trip this summer to Topsail Island. My son renamed it Africa Beach, because they have some really cool trees that actually look like the trees found in Africa. Topsail is more low key than some of our other beach spots, but it was so relaxing and fun. Great beach, several really good local restaurants. We enjoyed just kicking back, setting up the Bolton camp and hanging out. We also took a little road trip to Wilmington for the day. We didn’t want our time there to end, but we’re back and now on a mission to get ready for SCHOOL. All good things must come to an end. Can’t wait to plan next year’s beach trip.