Another trip to the beach, come and gone..
The Boy and I had a great time during our short jaunt to North Myrtle Beach. We relaxed in the sun, drank Sam Adams Summer Ale (yum), Sam Adams Blackberry Whit-bier (ok), sweet tea vodka cocktails (sweet tea vodka, crystal light, fresh mint and citrus – very yum), pina coladas (a once or twice a year treat!), and lemonade with strawberry vodka (surprisingly tasty). All great summer drinks!
In case anyone happens to be in the North Myrtle Beach area, I can recommend both Umi Pacific Grille (asian/fusion – 959 Lake Arrowhead Road) and Chianti South (Italian – 2109 Hwy 17 North) for dinner. We enjoyed meals at both these places. At Chianti South, we dined with close to 25 of my relatives, drank delicious French wine provided by my generous uncle, and lost ourselves in conversation and amazing pasta.
My family also loves to cook and experiment with new recipes while on vacation. With 25 people around, you always have willing taste testers! The Boy and I sampled steamed shrimp, guacamole, baked tomatoes stuffed with goat cheese, and a flour less chocolate tart. Whew!
Now I am back at work, wishing I was still on the beach drinking a cocktail. Sigh.
I truly appreciate that all my family makes getting to the same beach at the same time every year a priority. It is great to recharge, catch up with cousins, and realize that some things never change..
(Check back later for Total Tuesday)..