The M Spot’s Family Vacation

Last Friday, we packed up our SUV and headed to North Myrtle Beach.  Though, we’ve traveled numerous times since RJ was born, it has always been to see family or friends.  This was our first REAL family vacation.   Upon recommendation from my BFF, we stayed at a great resort.  Since we’ve been travelling with RJ, I like for our hotels to have at least a mini fridge.  This resort was perfect. We had a two bedroom condo equipped with a full kitchen as well as a washer and dryer.   I would also highly recommend beach trips near the end of the summer.  The hotel rates are cheaper and nothing was crowded! There weren’t any long lines for attractions, or long waits for restaurants, the beach wasn’t crowded, it wasn’t blazing hot and the water temperature wasn’t frigid.

RJ LOVED the ocean!! He was a little hesitant at first, but quickly got over it.  For the most part, he was well behaved only getting cranky around nap time.  However, his sleep issues continued.  He would start out asleep in his own room, he woke up every night and ended up with one of us sleeping with him or him in our bed:(

Despite the fact that Hubby got sick and had to stay inside one day, our trip was wonderful!  Here are a few pictures of our beach fun.


  • Reply Say Something Kita (@Kreative10) September 20, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I stayed at myrtle beach so much when I was little that I had to stay away for a while have not been back since around 2004. Glad you all had fun

    • Reply Jenni October 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

      I grew up in the Lowcountry, but we didn’t take beach trips. Though, I can see how it could get old.

  • Reply Rose's Daughter September 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I loved Myrtle Beach when we went there two years ago! Even though it rained! We stayed in a condo on the beach that was very nice!

    • Reply Jenni October 1, 2012 at 10:40 am

      Hubby and I went alone in Jan. for our anniversary. After much debate about a family vacation we ended up back there. I think it was a good and economical choice.

  • Reply Quiana September 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Great advice about going to the beach at the end of the summer! We’re so sad we haven’t taken Nia yet and we just know she’d love it. Maybe next summer. Glad you had such a wonderful vacation!

    • Reply Jenni October 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

      It will definitely be my preference to travel at that time while we have the option. Once RJ starts kindergarten in a few years, we’ll have to go in the heat of the summer with everyone else:(

  • Reply Amber Wright (@mrswrightsays) September 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Glad you had a great time! I look forward to taking a family vacay next year!

    • Reply Jenni October 1, 2012 at 10:42 am

      Next year I’m hoping we can take a cruise. RJ will be old enough to be in the on board kid’s program. Then, Hubby and I can enjoy family and alone time:)

  • Reply Nellie September 28, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    looks like an awesome time!!

    • Reply Jenni October 1, 2012 at 10:08 am

      We really did. Thanks for dropping by Nellie.

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