This is so true in regard to our vacation this year. The last several years we have gone on vacation with my sister and my brother-in-law. Each year we pick a new destination and the vacation begins. We headed out this year for Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. My husband and I had visited Myrtle Beach a few years ago and couldn’t wait to go back. When we visited last time we went to the ocean every day. When we got there this year, after a few minutes of choppy water, my sister figured out she was not a big fan of the tide coming in and knocking her around and decided she much preferred the pool we had walked past on our way to the ocean. So, we packed up our stuff and headed to the pool. I had expected each day we’d be on the sand and instead we were in lounge chairs on the concrete by the pool, but I loved it.
The big highlight of our trip was that the four of us were going to go on a deep-sea fishing excursion. The guys talked us into it because the boat was air-conditioned. At 6 o’clock the night before we were to set sail, the Captain called to inform us that the air conditioner was broken. That didn’t bother the guys and they couldn’t wait to go fishing, but plans were changed for the girls. My sister and I weren’t going to go 20 miles offshore for 7 hours at 95 degree heat and not have air-conditioning, so we stayed at the hotel and spent the day by the pool. Another big change from what I had planned and again we had a fantastic time.
I had planned to revisit several area restaurants we tried in the past at Myrtle Beach. Instead, we were so relaxed and enjoyed our hotel so much that we ate several times at the Tiki Bar and rarely left the hotel to explore the local eateries. Once again, it wasn’t what I had planned but the Tiki bar food was some of the best food we had while we were gone.
We plan to go back next year, but we think we might fly instead of driving and we plan to spend those extra travel days at the pool instead of in the car. I’m going to try and not plan a thing and hope whatever happens is just as wonderful as the vacation we just got back from.