We had a fun-filled four nights and five days on Isle of Palm in a sweet beach house with some of our favorite people--our neighbors! It was a crazy vacation with six adults and six kids (all under the age of four). The weather was fantastic for the most part; there was just one rainy afternoon that forced us to seek an alternative to the beach--and we found it. We made a few calls, and quickly located an indoor playplace about 10 minutes away called Blackbeard's Cove. The kids climbed, jumped, and played arcade games for a couple of hours before enjoying a yummy dinner of fried food in the little cafe adjacent to the play area. The REAL benefit: a quiet evening with an adults-only steak dinner on the patio while the sound of static steadily streamed from six baby monitors!
We took full advantage of the beach: flying kites, digging holes, finding sea creatures, making sand castles, jumping in the waves. Noticeably missing? Relaxing in the sun. Yeah, this wasn't that type of vacation...maybe in 2028 when the last kid heads off to college. Why does that sound so far away?