To celebrate Mom's (and sort of Dad's)
retirement they came up with the idea of the whole family heading
out on a vacation together. After looking around at the Gulf
Coast and Florida Panhandle we started looking along the North
Carolina coast. We thought (incorrectly) it would be cheaper
in an area between the Outer Banks and Myrtle Beach. That
place was Topsail Island.
more research we did, the more it looked like a great place.
The drive was further from Missouri but the houses looked nice, the
beach looked great and the towns looked like exactly what four
families would need.
So for the first time since in 1996
we all headed out separately to come together for one week on a
North Carolina beach.