Yes, boys n’ ghouls, its that time of the year again. Time for your old pal Lexxx to get away from it all and go on a fabulous vacation! I’m so lucky because I belong to a family that considers a week-long family vacation to be of utmost importance. Each year we take off: myself, my Tally, my 2 sisters, their husbands, my niece and my daddy, and take a trip to the most beautiful of all coastlines. North Myrtle Beach, SC is quite possibly the most perfect vacation destination for a southern belle like me. It has miles of wide, soft sandy beach, blue water, sunshine, monuments to redneck culture— it has it all. Historically, this is also a great writing week for me. I get totally relaxed and the floodgates open up. If I don’t finish a great WIP, then I usually make good progress or start something new. So I’m looking forward to that! Anyway, I thought I’d say a few words as to what will make it perfect for me.
Essentials for the perfect beach vacation:
1. A fantastic book. Or 10. I always take a few books and my Nook with me to read on the beach. Incidentally, the first Ellora’s Cave book I ever read was lying on North Myrtle Beach.
2. A drink. Traditionally, the week of my family vacation is the only time I really indulge in the spirits. Most of the time you’ll see me lying on the beach or sitting in the sun with a red solo cup in hand, imbibing something cold and fruity.
3. A notebook and/or laptop. I have to write. Its some kind of imperative, so I’ll be sure to take some writing implements with me.
4. A perfect swimsuit. In case you haven’t seen my picture, I’m not Angelina. I am not what one might call “bikini worthy.” However, I’ve got it where it counts and I like to flaunt it. This year I bought two amazing swimsuits that are perfectly pinup. They look fantastic and I can’t wait to strut it out on the beach. And as I always say, if you’re self-conscious about how you look in a swimsuit, follow this simple procedure. A) Walk out on the beach and find the inevitable “speedo guy” with the back hair so thick he looks like he’s wearing a shirt. B) Pitch your umbrella beside him. Trust me… you’ll be the belle of the ball.
Alright, I’m off, kittens! Don’t forget to miss me! And if you need a scrumptious, sinful summer read, I think I can help you out. As always, click the link and discover something new! Love yas!