September 28, 2012
The Tom Roten Morning Show...Mornings from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., on News Radio 800 WVHU/1600 WZZW.
Wow! What a great time the Roten family had on vacation last week! My 4 sons had never been to the beach and it had been about 14 years since my wife and I had seen the ocean. So we surprised our boys with an 8 hour trip to Holden Beach, NC! They didn't know until we got there!
It was a really relaxing time! The weather was great! The beach was clean and family-friendly and, after Labor Day, it was very private.
Here are some pix...
The back-ground is beautiful at Holden Beach
Unfortunately, the one set-back at Holden is that it's a certified turtle sanctuary. This means there are people who live nearby who worship turtles! There were two places where sea turtles hatched while we were there. The turtle freaks won't allow any lights to be on the beach during that time! That's right, no flashlights, no camera flash, and NO PORCH LIGHTS! Thus the note that was left on our door after our first night...
These freaks actually dig a ditch in the sand from the nesting area to the ocean! What? You're telling me that these God-created sea turtles can't find their own way to the sea? Crazy!!! Here's what the turtle worshipers wear to identify themselves...Unbelievable!
The Straight Shooter loves his ice cream! And I'm not afraid to double-stack, inspite of the note behind me!
The Roten family loves the Andy Griffith Show! So on the way home we had to stop in Mt. Airy, NC to see the Andy Griffith Museum!
Andy, Tom, & Opie!
Stopped for a fill-up and saw Goober...
At Wally's, water & air's free!
Goober & Tom say HEY!
How many times did we watch Andy & Barney walk in and out of these doors?
Here's just one of the reasons I needed a vacation! My sons and I have worked hard this Summer cutting lawns and removing ivy!
Lots of fun!