Speaking of loved ones, my sister Jenny came to visit! She was here just for a quick six days, and we took advantage of the opportunity to show her the beach! Myrtle Beach, that is. My favorite thing we did was visiting Huntington Beach State Park, where I got to face my longstanding fear of alligators. ALLIGATORS. They are monsters. I actually did really surprisingly well in their presence. Let me reiterate: these are actual wild vicious alligators in their natural habitat, swimming frighteningly and sneakily through a lake just a few feet away from innocent humans. I did not panic or scream or run away. But I did have nightmares that night, so I guess I can't claim to have conquered my fear. Anyway, here are the demons themselves:
Moving on, here are some photos of us all frolicking on and around the beach. We are SO much easier on the eyes than nasty alligators.
Atalaya, Sudden Belly.