Thanksgiving at Sunset Beach was quite simple, thankfully. Our family got here safely, we ate entirely too much amazing food, and the kids got loud. Of course the turkey was delicious, but the local oysters were fantastic! We only had a bushel and a half, but they were extremely tasty. The beach was gorgeous on Friday and many enjoyed family time in the sand. Island lovers enjoyed each other’s company along with bike rides, long walks, bocce ball games, tag football or just rocking on the porch relaxing. These are the simple things at Sunset Beach that make every day feel like a holiday. Thanksgiving reminded me to focus on the simple things and I am so thankful. Enjoy the photos of the bridge construction and beach during Thanksgiving.
December at Sunset Beach is peaceful and the temperatures are usually mild. The tranquility offers the year-round residents on the island Christmas morning with a special feeling. You need to be here to experience it and there are some interesting local Holiday activities to enjoy. The Shallotte Christmas Parade is this Saturday, December 6th at 10am. Kids and adults alike enjoy the parade and collect free candy that is tossed from locals riding their floats as they go by. Like most parades, all you need is a blanket & chair, earplugs for the fire-truck sirens and patience for Santa who makes his appearance at the end of the parade. FUN! The Sunset Inn is on the Christmas Tour of Homes this weekend on Saturday, December 6th along with homes in the Shallotte and Ocean Isle Beach area. The homes are open to the public from 3-7pm and tickets are available for purchase at The Sunset Inn. I look forward to the tour myself. There are some local Christmas Plays, Cantatas and Christmas Eve services that always welcome out of town guests. My kids have worked hard for their performance this year, which always proves to be very entertaining. The Sunset Inn still has rooms available in December and we would love to have you.
This holiday season I plan to keep it simple and to spend as little as possible, as I’m sure many of you hope to do, too. Most of all I want to focus on family, hope and peace during this time of year. One of my favorite blessings each Christmas is waking up to another day of coastal life and I do my best not to take it for granted. Thanks again for visiting the website and keep watching for changes that are coming. I simply wish you all a Blessed Holiday!