Family Vacation at Myrtle Beach…Instagram Style

I have recently fallen in love with Instagram.

If you aren’t an iPhone user (sorry), you may not know what Instagram is…so I’ll fill you in. Instagram is an app that takes your photos from ordinary to something so much more. Using one of about a dozen filters, you can transform your standard family photo into a picture reminiscent of a magazine ad or your parent’s old photo album. (You can see an example here of before and after with a picture I took at Krispy Kreme.)


It’s quick and easy, and better yet, it’s a fun way to share. You can instantly upload your pictures to both Facebook and Twitter, plus, you can have friends view all of your photos in the Instagram Stream. The stream is a lot like Twitter – you find friends and share…then you can comment or “like” what your friends post.



Of course, I have my Canon camera here in Myrtle Beach with me, but it’s a bit clunky to carry everywhere. Having access to the iPhone and Instagram makes it so easy to capture little (and big moments), and then be able to share them with friends and family back home.

So, I thought I would share with YOU our family beach vacation, Instagram Style.IMG_0982IMG_0987IMG_0977

We are staying in Myrtle beach for the week with Jon’s family. We’ve been out in the surf every day so far, watching the boys build castles in the sand, as well as Jon’s dad build just about everything under the sun – from a Sextapus to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii. We’ve had ice cream on the Boardwalk, played SkeeBall, and collected our fabulous (sarcasm) prizes. We’ve also been out to eat a lot…Cheeseburger in Paradise, Calabash Seafood Buffets, and even the Mellow Mushroom. Tonight after dinner, Jon and I took Seven to the southern end of Myrtle to ride a helicopter. Instead of the Intro $20 ride, we upgraded and took the flight all the way up the beach to the site of the old Pavilion (I have such great memories of the Pavilion and Magic Attic). It was an exciting ride, and Seven was just enamored. That, of course, made it worth every penny.


Tomorrow I am taking Seven to Wonder Works (The Upside Down Building), and then the grandparents are hosting a BoyFree Night, which involves taking the kids (Seven and his cousin) to see Cars 2 and dinner) while we hang out at Crocodile Rock.

I could use a nap just thinking about it.

Hope everyone is having a great week and an even better summer!

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