Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Beaches in Ruin

First of all, let me apologize in advance to my mother who is and will always be my number one fan. Here goes, "Mom, I am sorry if anything written in this post offends you or makes you think I am not appreciative of your generosity." Thanks.

Moving on.....

This summer the kids and I spend 10 very fun days at my parents condo in North Myrtle Beach. I spent many summer days during my teen years playing on the beaches of Myrtle Beach, and many more days as a college student sleeping away my days on the beaches of Myrtle Beach.

But now I'm all grown up, and despite my advancing age, my level of spoiled-ness has not dropped at all. In fact, I am even more spoiled now than I was when I was younger. Ask my sister. She'll tell you.

We'll use these photos as a reference point to illustrate one way in which I am particularly spoiled. When we first arrived at Myrtle Beach this summer after not having been there in a few years, we were shocked at the quality of the beach. You see, we have a new, super-ůber-spoiled reference point.

Let us compare:

Myrtle Beach, 2011

Harbour Island, Eleuthera, The Bahamas- 2011

Myrtle Beach - 2011

Harbour Island, Eleuthera, The Bahamas - 2011

Myrtle Beach - 2011

Lighthouse Beach, Eleuthera, The Bahamas - 2011

You see? If we move to The Bahamas in a few years as we plan on doing, will we ever be able to go to another beach again without feeling a tad let down? Will we ever be able to go to a better, more dreamy vacation spot? Will we ever be able to leave The Bahamas?

That is a risk I am VERY willing to take.