I managed to squeeze in a little vacation break. We went to Virginia Beach and South Carolina to visit family. We went to Virginia Beach first. My family and I had a fun time. It might have been better if my feet would have lasted and my hearing functioned properly.
When we first got to the hotel we were all hungry so we walked a mile to the Raven. I decided to only bring my sandals (that was a big mistake). I wore them all summer last year and they never hurt my feet. By the time we got to the Raven I had two blisters on the sides of both feet. I didn’t want them to get worse so I walked barefoot back to the hotel on the boardwalk. Well, I ended up with blisters on the bottom of my feet too. It hurt to walk. I made it to a quickie mart near the hotel and bought a bunch of bandages to cover the blisters and some cheap water shoes. They weren’t any better than the sandals. I ended up wearing the sandals with a bunch of bandages and socks for the rest of the trip. At least I could get around.
Later that night, still the first day of the trip, I was taking a shower and I thought I got water in my ear. I couldn’t hear out of it. I messed and messed with my ear but nothing worked. I went without hearing the whole trip until the last day when this stuff I bought at Wal-Mart finally started to work. It’s called Debrox and it worked great. I actually hear better now. Everything seems loader. If you get wax build up in your ears definitely buy it.
Despite me turning into a complete gimp, my family and I had a great time. Logan and I went to the beach a couple of times and Logan met a bunch of kids to play with. The water was ice-cold but that didn’t stop them from getting in the water. It stopped me. I just enjoyed the sun. Logan and I rented a bike car for two hours, but only made it an hour and fifteen minutes before returning it. We were just too weak to keep pedaling. Logan bought a shovel to dig for sand fleas and shoveled one time then it broke continuing his tradition of always breaking something right off the bat. We ate expensive seafood the whole time except breakfast. A restaurant called Abby Road near our hotel was excellent. It’s beatles themed and the food was the best we ate the whole trip. Definitely go there if you’re in Virginia Beach. My husband, Zack, spent most of his time in the hotel room doing college work. He only came out to eat. He did go to the beach one time but looked uncomfortable the whole time. We had a room with a balcony. I took pictures of the sunrise from it our first morning. When I have time to go through them I’ll put a few on here.
Next we went to South Carolina to visit family. My grandparents and aunt and uncle live there in a house together. They have beautiful gardens all around and lots of forest to get lost in. They gave me some plants. I hope they live. I tend to murder flowers and plants. I was once told that you can’t kill bamboo-I proved them wrong. The first night we had a wonderful spaghetti and meatball dinner, my favorite, and hung out and talked. The second day my uncle took us on a walk through the woods. Their property is huge and it sounds like it will be growing larger in the future. Logan was too afraid to climb to the top of my uncles hunting platform. I didn’t even try I knew I wouldn’t make it far. It moved around too much for me. They took us out to a chinese restaurant which was really good. I was the only one who ate any sushi. Some day I’m going to get my mom to try some. We all hung out together and watched a movie and relaxed. Logan and my aunt played Mario on the Wii for a while. It was nice seeing them again.
On the way home we listened to an audiobook The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. It was pretty good. Not as good as The Davinchi Code but that will be a tough act to follow. Now I’m home catching up on work and fighting with fedex to get my equipment back that malfunctioned the last wedding I shot before we left. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get my flash back.