On Wednesday, we left New Bern and headed a little further south to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! We stayed at Myrtle Beach State Park, and loved it. We got there around 4:30 P.M., set up the camper and headed straight to the beach. One of the great features of Myrtle Beach State Park is that it has its own entrance to the beach. We didn’t have to drive into the city everyday and go to the public beach, it was all within the campground.
The next morning, Chris and Carter went on a bike ride on the boardwalk along the beach and I took Ben and Jack to the playground.
After we all got back, the twins changed into their bathing suits – Carter opted not to for some reason – and we headed to the beach to play. While the boys are no strangers to beaches and water, this was the boys first time at the open ocean.
Later in the day, Ben & Jack wanted to go for a bike ride with Daddy and they met up with Carter and I at the playground when they were done.
We ended the night with a campfire and s’mores.
We spent Wednesday morning at the beach playing in the sand and building sand castles.
After lunch, we headed into the city. We stopped to check out the view from Myrtle Beach State Park’s pier on the way.
We went on the Sky Wheel, which was a really cool experience. I definitely recommend it if you’re in the area! We walked along the boardwalk, stopped in some shops, watched some people playing beach volleyball, and had dinner and drinks at Pier 14, which was really good!
Thursday morning, the boys went to check out the Nature Center but it was closed. Later in the day, the twins and I went to the beach while Chris and Carter went for another bike ride.
They met up with us at the beach when they were done, and I requested a few pictures of me with my boys. These were the best we got…
After lunch, we made a last minute decision to go check out RVs at Camping World of Myrtle Beach. We had fun walking around the lot and checking out different floor plans that might work for us in the future.
On Friday morning, we packed up the camper, said goodbye to Myrtle Beach and began our trip back home. We stayed at Pocahontas State Park in Virginia that night. We got there late and we weren’t there for very long, but we were able to check out the most important part — the playground.
Pocahontas State Park has a waterpark inside its premises so it would be a great destination trip for us sometime in the late spring or summer.
We hit the road in the morning to head to our next stop. We found a really great park along the way with a playground and picnic tables where we could park the truck and trailer. We ate lunch at the picnic tables under the pavilion and let the boys burn off some steam on the playground before getting back in the truck.
We stayed at Pine Grove Furnace State Park again on Saturday night. Carter’s birthday and Easter were the next day, so after the kids went to bed, Chris and I got to work decorating the camper.
The boys woke up on Sunday morning to Easter baskets from the Easter Bunny! And there were birthday presents for our birthday boy. There was also an egg hunt for the boys outside. They had a blast finding all the eggs and they requested we hide them over and over again!
We packed up the camper for the last time this trip and made our way back to New York. We stopped for lunch at Cracker Barrel to celebrate Carter’s birthday and then soon after, we were home!
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And that concludes our Spring Break 2017 camping trip! It was such a fun trip. We enjoyed visiting with Mike in New Bern and going sailing with him. An extra bonus this year was discovering Flanners Beach Campground. We also had a lot of fun on the second part of our trip in Myrtle Beach. We loved Myrtle Beach State Park and definitely plan to vacation there again someday.