Even Santa needs a vacation!!!!
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