It was the annual Kirby/Talbert/Loyd Beach Trip!
|With Hunter ...|
|and Bri ...|
|and half a world away, Claire, Ryan, and Evan!|
Yes, the annual trip was missing the Kirby's, who were
around the world in China, welcoming four-year old Ryan
to our family. The rest of us will have to wait a few days.
But we await the homecoming with great anticipation!
For now, I can share what I witnessed firsthand
at Myrtle Beach.
|Hunter's seashell collection|
|A gorgeous day followed several rainier or cooler days (when|
I wasn't there).
|What's this-- an alien bounty hunter?|
|The female is pretty fearsome, too!|
|Actually, they're pretty friendly when humored.|
So I humor them.
At the Pavillion
|In one of those airborne projectiles, upside down are Brianna|
and cousin Caleb. It was their first ride and may have been
a little surprising.
|The Fun House is about to get a lot more fun when these three enter.|
|Lauren chaperones the kids on the Saucers.|
I don't do round-and-round rides any more. My inner
ear can't handle the radical changes, apparently.
|Bri braves the next ride alone.|
|This ride is a little tamer. In fact, they're not even real!|
|I've heard of a fish out of water, but these boats|
were a new twist. This pair make great stunt drivers.
|Watching an electrician fiddle with thousands of volts while our|
grandchildren sailed through the air et cetera really inspired
confidence, let me tell you!
|This tells me that 16 will be plenty soon enough for Hunter|
to get to drive for real.
|Bri and Stephen rode the swing to end all swings.|
Can we say G-Force?
|Even the Ferris Wheel seemed calm after some of those other rides.|
Now you see 'em ...
|now you don't. But they're up there somewhere.|
|I'd heard Myrtle Beach was a haven for rough tough biker gangs.|
|Sure beats the slide at home.|
|Nope. None of our crew is up on the Bungee ride.|
So Amanda's record is safe (you'll have to ask her).
|A slide turns into a magic carpet ride.|
|I slipped away to get a picture of the beach without all the people.|
|Even a beach needs a break (er) from all the activity.|
|Some real swingers.|
|There was no adult roller coaster this year, but the kiddie one|
|Hardly death-defying, but still fun.|
|My last beach picture was this collection in the Golden Griddle|
Pancake House where we enjoyed our Saturday breakfast.
We loved our beach trip. Now we can look forward to
a Kirby/Talbert/Loyd get-together on dry land real soon!