I'll start with the holiday related photos.....We went down to the Myrtle Beach State Park for one of our dog walks. The boys needed a change of pace and this park has actual woods to walk in. The nature trail wasn't particularly photogenic so nothing from there. The path eventually brought us out to the beach. The park offers a nice long fishing pier that has a little gift shop at the start of it. On the decking outside the shop was the cutest little Christmas tree made of the dried fronds of some of the palm trees. These are quite thick and dry into interestingly shaped wood. Of course I get the best holiday shot of the boys....after the holiday has passed! Pure mischief, I say!
And a close up of Jimmy, posing his heart out....
Other folks standing around on the deck were quite impressed with Wilson's and Jimmy's posing talents. I was proud!
Moving on to the next holiday, New Year's Eve. We've reached an age (ahem) where staying up until midnight isn't all it's cracked up to be. We decided we wanted to partake of our Champagne while 1) We weren't so sleepy we couldn't enjoy it and 2) the view was still bright and beautiful. Here's everything ready for a nice toast......If you want to try a good mid-priced bottle of Champagne, try Bon Vivant, it was delicious!
|Our condo doesn't come with Champagne flutes....|
We had to rough it with wine glasses :-)
|Is that a gun in your holster or are you just happy to see me?|
I think the place they spent the most money however, was on the outside of the building. Let me show you....
|Talk about your 800 pound gorilla in the room!|
|Now that's a Kong your dog could really sink his teeth into!|
So there you have it....a few days at the end of 2014. January 1st dawned beautiful and blue. We had meant to get an early start home, but opted for a couple hours on the beach, followed by a bike ride to a favorite outdoor lunch spot. It was that beautiful, and a great way to start a new year.