So on lieu of the pool or the beach we went in search of a little town to walk around. The front desk of our resort pointed us in the right direction. First stop was Conway, SC where there was a great arboretum around the Waccamaw River.
There was moss growing on all of the trees and it was so peaceful and beautiful. Conviniently enough, there was a playground where Ayden got to swing which is one of his new favorite things:
There was also a little town that we walked around for a bit. When we got back to the car, I fed Ayden and then we headed to The Market Common.
This place is like an untold secret around these parts! If they had better advertisement I bet it'd be crawling with tourists from Myrtle Beach; but an associate at a shop we stopped in was telling us that they had maybe 3 billboards and those didn't even do the community justice. It was a new establishment that had shops with townhouses above (which David loves! We actually lived in a community very similar to that while we were in PA a couple of summers ago). There were all kinds of shops like Fossil, Banana Republic, Anthropoligie, etc. and lots of cafés and dessert shops.
We stumbled upon another shop that reminded us of one of our favorite finds in West Chester, PA while we lived there. It was an infused Olive Oil and Balsalmic Vinegar shop called Devo that has all of the oil and vinegar on tap. You can walk around and taste all of the different options and get combo recommendations. We ended up purchasing fig balsamic with a blood orange olive oil to use as a salad dressing. The combination was very sweet and delicious. The similar store in PA was called A Taste Of Olive and our favorite combos from there were jalapeño oil/peach vinegar and lemon oil/lavender vinegar.
When we came back to the resort, I did some clean up on our room while the boys played (somehow it gets trashed in no time), warmed up some BBQ pulled pork and collard greens leftovers for dinner and then we got into our swim suits for an evening swim in the heated indoor pool. Ayden stole the hearts of everyone around us with his sweet smile, as usual, and when we came back he went right to sleep.
|Playing before dinner|