Beach memories with Misty Beller

Misty Beller has become a special friend. We became critique partners in a big group through ACFW. After awhile, we formed a small group with Janet Ferguson and LeAnne Bristow. The four of us have shared dreams, stories, and prayers. We all love God, and these women have become so special to me.

I asked all three ladies to share about a favorite beach trip, and here's Misty.

Thanks for inviting me to talk about one of my favorite beach trips! We live in South Carolina, about four hours from Myrtle Beach, so that's one of our favorite spots!

Last summer, our family did something a little bit different than our typical hotel stay— we went RV camping in the Myrtle Beach State Park. The park is an amazingly green stretch of nature on the southern end of Myrtle Beach, and includes a full mile of beach and its own pier. Included on the trip were my parents and grandparents, as well as my two daughters—age seven and almost three at the time. One of the best parts was spending dedicated time with my extended family!

Each day, the park staff held special programs for the kids, including scavenger hunts, crab fishing, and hands-on learning about sharks, sea turtles, and tons more!

One interesting incident happened when my girls were on the scavenger hunt with my dad. One of the trails was rather "verdant", and out of the brush slithered a rattlesnake! They saw it just in time to jump over the surprised serpent. Needless to say, they took a different route on the way back to camp!

Despite the heart-racing encounters with wildlife, the trip was one of the most memorable beach trips I've ever experienced.

What about you? Have you ever been camping at the beach?