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Even Santa needs a vacation!!!!

on July 03, 2012

Yaw, we were having one last ice-cream stop at the famous Painter's ice cream shop in Surfside/Myrtle Beach, S.C. before our vacation was officially over... this is some of the BEST homemade ice cream I have ever had. I wouldn't allow myself to try any other flavor than Butter Pecan... soooooooo many pecans and VERY creamy. While we were standing in line we looked up and with a red hat on and a gorgeous white beard - It was SANTA CLAUS!!!! Even his belt was engraved "Santa Claus".

Darby and Leila were in complete amazement (heck, I was too)... Santa was enjoying his time of vacation in Surfside and like us, wanted to get a taste of the famous Painter's ice cream. Even Santa needs a vacation and some sunny weather... Santa said he needed some time at the beach to warm up since the North Pole was so cold. Isn't that fantastic?

Once the shock wore off, Darby leaned over to me and whispered, "Mom can I go ask Santa a question before we leave?" I said, "Sure." Darby politely asked Santa, "Santa, what snack would you like me to leave you and the reindeer, healthy or sweet?" Santa generously responded, "How about one of each... the reindeer LOVE carrots and cookies and so do I." Santa was so blessed by her kindness... I was pretty proud. So all the way back to our beach house the girls sang Christmas songs at the top of their lungs.

Here is a picture of two VERY happy little girls!!!

Merry VACATION!!! leigh


Hi Leigh! We just returned from North Myrtle Beach & visited Painter's at the NMB location. We love it, too! Butter pecan rocks but next time try the mint chocolate chip - yummy! Your pictures are priceless. My daughter, Hannah, just asked if this was the real Santa, and I replied "well, it certainly looks like him!". It's wonderful to hear when others enjoy our favorite destination - The Grand Strand. I look forward to hearing more POG music soon. Enjoy the rest of your summer. :)

Jeanette B.

How cool to know that one of the girls from POG vacations at the same beach I do!! I "grew up" singing your songs in my church with "my own" POG girls group. I'm 33 now and I still love you all! Just wanted to send a little shout out and some love!
Roanoke, VA

Olá, sou brasileira, fazem 8 anos que conheci Jesus e grandes coisas ele tem feito em minha vida.
Ontem a tarde procurando um louvor pra ouvir Deus falar ao meu coração, encontrei esse Trio com lindas músicas, eu nunca havia escutado, e já estou pesquisando sobre esse maravilhoso grupo, e estou providenciando essas lindas músicas pra ouvir em casa,indiquei aos meu amigos de trabalho hoje pela manha. E fiquei muita feliz em sentir Deus falar em meu coração através das letras e das melodias dessas musicas.Tenho certeza que a GRAÇA do Senhor está sobre vida dessas mulheres e sobre minha vida.Meu nome é Marilane e meu e-mail é