Friday, July 9, 2010

July 4th Weekend in Myrtle Beach

Olivia really could not get enough of Eliza!

  I saw something on The Today Show a week or so ago about a very cool zoo/preserve just south of Myrtle Beach.  The story was actually about an orangutan who swims and we saw it while the children were eating breakfast.  Of course, once they heard that it was in Myrtle Beach, they wanted to go.  Upon further investigation, though, we discovered that touring the preserve is quite expensive.  So, we headed to Barefoot Landing to Preservation Station - a sort of satellite location where you can have your picture made with tigers.

Olivia wanted to have her picture made at this sign - who was I to say no!?

We got to Preservation Station at 4:00 and were the 2nd group in line.  They didn't open until 5:00, but it was totally worth the wait.  It was pretty hot standing in line, but we kept our eyes on the prize.  Luckily, the staff started bringing the animals in at about the same time that we really started to wilt.  We had a great spot to see them since we were so close to the entrance.

How cute are they!?  I'll post pictures of our actual pictures as soon as I can scan them.

After dinner, Olivia, McIver and I headed to the beach for one last time before we headed home.  How cute is this picture!?  They were both so happy!

McIver was thrilled with the giant clam!

Not sure what Olivia thought she was going to catch with a net in the sand.

This picture implies that I enjoyed more than 5 minutes in the chair with my toes in the sand.  Not true - we had driven the golf cart to the beach and once the sun started to go down, it went down fast so we had to head home.

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