During our short few day stay we were able to take in so many fun times together, and of course as the photographer you know me to be, I think I took well over 400 photos of our precious memorable adventures!
I will share with you a "few" of the photos from the amazing time we had while we were there.
During our stay we were able to hop over to Raleigh for a visit to the amazing Marbles Museum! Talk about one adventure after another at this incredible place!! I think the children were in pure heaven here, my friends. If you haven't taken your children to one of these museums, folks, I HIGHLY recommend you do. Room after awesome room is a new amazing journey to be had, starting in the "dress-up room" where you can pretend to be just about whatever your heart delights from a vet to an ambulance driver to anything you can think of. After that there were room's that were made to look like the inside of an aquarium or the interiors of a boat. There was even a life size pirate ship where the children could walk aboard and climb through. Beyond that were other rooms full of more amazing things, inspired by a child's very own imagination where play could not only be fun but could also be an adventure in learning. Even as an adult, I was pretty awe-struck. It was totally awesome, and I hope one day we will be able to go back again!
Another incredible adventure we had while visiting the fam was a fun trip to Atlantic beach where we stopped in at the aquarium to see loads of exotic fish from sharks to jelly-fish to turtles and so much more. The children loved being able to put their little noses right up against the fish's face. Being face to face with a shark was a bit of a scare for the wee ones, but they were soon very thankful to realize the thick glass standing between them and the large beast would keep them at a safe distance. I'd say our trip to the aquarium deserved a five star rating! Just after looking at all the fish, we drove a few miles to the beach, took a little walk on the boardwalk, and road a few rides at a nearby carnival. A sure fire fun stop indeed!
I've got to admit though, even though the aquarium, the carnival, the beach, the museum, and all the delicious restaurants were super fun and full of good times, I think our most favorite part of the trip was just being together at our relative's home, sharing in good conversations, enjoying one another's fellowship, breaking bread together, and just simply spending time with each other. Water balloon fights, four-wheeler rides, and playing together was certainly a joyful times for the children and will be a cherished memory for them to always remember! We are so thankful and blessed to have such a wonderful, loving family and are very much looking forward to seeing them very soon for more fun, exciting times together!