My mom has been talking about Myrtle Beach a lot for the last few weeks and our departure date is upcoming. I have been to a few different beaches before, so I am wondering what all the hype is about? I am Michael, Pittsburgh Frugal Mom’s son. I am a teen so I’m not easily amused and I can be a real challenge to my mom’s planning skills, so will this upcoming vacation to Myrtle Beach have all the stuff that teens like? My mom keeps talking about, “when she was a little girl Myrtle Beach was this and that” and that she remembers Murrells Inlet and dining in a cool restaurant that had seafood and fun things on the menu. Pittsburgh Frugal Mom claims that there is no place for fun and great music at night like Myrtle Beach and that is a great family destination. I wonder how our vacation will be?
What I think Myrtle Beach will look like?
You know we all have thoughts about what a place looks like before we get there, whether we think there are houses, or just land and how those houses will look? In my mind Myrtle Beach will look like a paradise filled with water, sand, lights, music, and food. When I was younger I never would have thought other places looked differently from my home and town until my first vacation. I realized then, that there was a whole world with a lot of different things to offer and my mom said that is why we travel, so we can be exposed to different places and learn. Traveling is a great education. I bet Myrtle Beach is going to school us in fun.
What I can’t wait to do when we are in Myrtle Beach, that I haven’t even shared with Mom.
My mom was talking about a zip line in Myrtle Beach, and I want to zip line really badly but if I were to tell my mom we all know I’d have to commit because she will plan it. She loves to make the trip fun so that is why she would listen, but, my thought is, “what if I get there and its way bigger and higher than I anticipated it to be?” I don’t want to chicken out of it. IF my mom plans it, there is no backing out. The plan I have right now, is that I think it best if I keep this want to me for the time being.
What I heard you can do from my friends at Myrtle Beach.
A lot of my friends at school have been to Myrtle Beach, so they have a lot of great things to say about it. My one friend told me that the Board Walk and Promenade (hope I got that right) is where the fun is at. He said that he and his family spent almost every night on the Boardwalk and it is like a mile long. I think I better be ready to walk because if my mom sees stores and fun, we won’t stop till we try it all, sometimes she is like a kid. I also heard that at night it looks cool because of all the lights and the sound of music and fun is everywhere.
One Place I have to eat while I am at Myrtle Beach.
I am a burger connoisseur so while I am there I must have a burger from a burger place or my vacation will not be complete. So Myrtle Beach do you have that ONE great bacon burger or will you fail me?
One thing I have to do when I see the Ocean
When anyone sees the ocean they must jump in it, so that’s what I’m going to do but while I’m in the ocean I’m going to challenge myself to jump as many waves as I can in a row. I hope I’ll succeed and plunge into at least 20 before the waves wash me ashore!
Myrtle Beach now that you’ve heard what the idea of a perfect vacation is to a teen, will you be able to meet it or not? I hope you are the fun, family destination that teens like myself have been looking forward to my whole life.