Daily prompt – Places

Beach, mountain, forest, or somewhere else entirely?

I live in the western end of the state of Virginia. We are part of the Appalachian Mountain chain that stretches from Maine to Georgia. According to the elevation app I have on my phone we have an elevation of 2,125 feet above sea level. I don’t exactly live in the mountains per say, but I can be there within an hour’s time.

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Fun at the beach with my family

Fun at the beach with my family

There is many unique things to do in the mountains. Hiking, snow skiing, camping and many other activities are just a few of the options. I live just a few miles from a premier bilking trail, called the Virginia Creeper Trail that draws many thousands of people from around the country each year. I am also a short drive from access to the Appalachian Trail which is well-known to the hard-core hikers of America.

For my money, though, I would select the beach. I usually get to go to the beach about every three years or so. Our choice is a famous beach in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach. It was an option my parents first introduced to me when I was very young. I have several pictures of our vacations there when I was probably about two years old.

For our abbreviated honeymoon, a friend’s condominium at Myrtle Beach was the best choice. We had a grand time in the three days we were able to enjoy the accommodation. There is so many things to do at Myrtle Beach that anyone would feel like it is a great place to vacation.

My son wanted to do the sand art also.

My son wanted to do the sand art also.

My daughter wasn't going to

My daughter wasn’t going to be left out.

The ocean is a unique place that offers a different experience than any other. The sun, sand and surf are some magical components of nature. While there is certainly some that do not find the beach attractive, i am not one of them. Watching the waves and the tide move in and out is still exciting no matter how many times I see it.

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About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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