My side of the family vacationed in the mountains instead of at the beach this year. North Carolina gives you options like that. We rented a big house on Lake Lure plus an overflow place a few minutes up the mountain. With five families, including 12 grandkids, it’s hard to find a place with beds for all the adults and enough floor space for all the kids. We all hung out at the lake during the day, swimming, paddle boarding, jumping off the boat house, playing games with the cousins, and eating. So much eating.