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Last night at the beach....

Good grief. I just typed up a post and it disappeared when I tried to publish it. I’m going to type this one up in a note app so that if that happens again, I don’t lose all my work! UGH! So, let me see if I can remember what I posted…

So, I am sitting on the balcony and I just finished some delicious Hungry Howie’s pizza. We just got back to the room a little while ago. Where did we go? Well, when we left, we went to Dairy Queen and got some food. We then headed to North Myrtle Beach to go to Tuesday Morning. I absolutely LOVE Tuesday Morning! I got a lot of rolls of individual washi, a plastic jar of craft stuff, and a cool journal with the Eiffel Tower on it and Paris. I really didn’t need another journal, but I couldn’t pass this one up. It was on sale and it was cool! It’s a pretty good size, too.

As I’m sitting here typing this, some dudes on the beach and setting off fireworks and it’s great1 They did it last night too, but they have more tonight! lol I just saw them go running in, the police might be coming. I hope they come back and set off some more!

Okay, so we went to Tuesday Morning and I got goodies. Then we went by a pawn shop that my friend likes and he found a vintage album. After that, we headed to Broadway at the Beach. It’s got shops, rides, restaurants, and all kinds of stuff. It’s huge. We went to a couple of stores that we like and I got Starbucks! ;p There is a Starbucks in there that I’ve never been to. That makes four new ones this trip for my Starbucks tracker. Yay!

I got a caramel Frappuccino since it was so hot. Broadway is all open air with each shop with a separate entrance. After we got in the car at Broaday, I ordered the pizza from Hungry Howie’s. I signed up for their rewards several years back on a trip here, and I had a free medium, two topping pizza. I ordered that and we picked it up on our way back to the room. My half was delicious!

It’s been lightning here since I’ve been writing this. I felt a drop of rain a minute ago and it smells like rain. Maybe that is why the guys went in. I hope they’ll come back out later and shoot off more fireworks! We leave in the morning. We usually don’t get out of the hotel until right at check out time. I might post in the morning before we leave, and I may not. I will probably pack up tonight. We’ll see.

Okay, this actually turned out longer than the post I had already done! :p I’ll leave you with three pictures I took. Two inside and one outside of the Starbucks at Broadway. Nevermind.  I've tried four times.  The wifi here sucks!

 


Saturday at the beach!

It is either our last day here or our last full day.  Not sure yet.  My friend may need to go back early.  Hopefully not, but we'll see.  I want to stay.  Actually, I want to stay forever!  I'm not sure what I'm going to do today.  I might walk somewhere.  I'm sort of up in the air with not knowing one way are  the other.  

Last night, we went to dinner at Victoria's Country Cookin' again.  It was a good as the first time.  I got pork chops these time.  So yummy!  The micro sd card on my phone is full, so we went to find me another.  We went to an Office Max, but they were closed.  We got there a bit after 8 and they close at 8.  We passed a Target going there, so we went to Target.  I found one and a cool case in the clearance section.  It's a cord case to keep all your cords organized.  I needed one so I'm glad I found this.  It could also be used as a pencil case. LOL

There was a Starbucks in there, but I didn't go.  I did get to go to another one that I haven't been to.  I got my usual and it was delicious.  Another new Starbucks to add to my store tracker! ^_^  

I guess I'll decide on what to do here in a few minutes. I'll do an update post later.  Hopefully it will be from the beach and not at home! ^___^


Friday fun?

It is really hot here.  I went for a short walk and I will be going back out later, but I had to come back and cool off a bit.  I walked to two beachwear stores.  I wen to I <3 MB and got a couple of gifts for friends.  I went to Beach Life for another water bottle.  At only $5, that was too good to pass up!  I also found a couple of shirts that were bogof. I got a dark grey and a fuchsia one.  They are nice and the price was great!

I stopped at the McDonald's that is near our hotel to cool off for a bit.  I then came back here.  I want to walk some more, but it's so blooming hot.  I would like to go somewhere, but I just don't know where.  I will probably walk on the beach but I may wait until it gets a little later.  

In other news, we may have to go home early. :(  I hope we don't, but it's a possibility.  I want to stay until Sunday.  I'll try to update later.


Afternoon update

So, I walked to the Pavilion area.  I went to the Gay Dolphin again.  I got some shells, a few post cards, and some individual shells.  I walked all over the store.  There is so much in there.  Oh! I also got a squashed penny from a machine.  I walked back down Ocean Blvd and then I went out to 17 for a bit and then back to Ocean blvd.  I went across to the ocean.  I took my shoes off and walked back down the beach to the hotel.  

It's a beautiful day out there but it's so hot.  I'm sitting in the room cooling off and posting.  I have my phone charging.  It's got down to 28%. Yikes!  It's now full. I just checked. lol  I took quite a lot of pictures on the beach.  I thought I'd share a few with you.

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Posting again? Yes.

So, I spent some time on the balcony and I relaxed a bit and then, I went back out. LOL  I went to a beachwear store and got a cute keychain that I'm going to convert into a bullet journal charm. :D  I went to another store that I went to earlier.  I had a coupon that had S'well type bottles for $4.99.  I didn't see any earlier. I had seen them in other stores and they were 12.99 and up! I went back in there tonight and decided to ask. They did have them behind the counter. I saw a light yellow one in other stores and I was hoping they had one of those.  They did. I got what is basically a S'well bottle and it was only $5! Yay!  I love it.

It's so pretty. Let me take a picture of the bottle and the keychain....

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A random Scoob decided to pose with them! :p 


Hello from Myrtle Beach!

What a day!  Let me tell you all about it, okay?  Well, I had my Fitbit set to wake me a 7:30.  I got up and texted my friend.  He said he had a few things to do and then he'd be on.  He came and we loaded my stuff and then ate the breakfast he brought.  We headed out and got gas and went through the car wash.  After that we headed on.  We stopped right outside of Greensboro to use the restroom and then headed to Rockingham NC and stopped at the Sandwich hut where we always stop. I got a Dew and a Reeses. :D  We headed on down. 

We got here and went to check in and the lady says the computer is down so she can't check us in.  She suggested we go eat so we left for a bit.  We went to a Goodwill but they were so crowded, we didn't stay.  We left after that and headed back for the room.  We got here and she looked us up.  She said we didn't have a reservation!!!!  WHAT?!  Seems when he booked it, something happened with his credit card and it cancelled the reservation! WTF!?  So, she worked on it and was able to re-instate if for the amount he'd paid.  Thank goodness!  So we finally get checked in and go to our room.  What do we have? Upgrade!  We had booked a plain ocean front room, with just a microwave and a fridge.  She gave us a ocean front kitchen room.  Cool!  

So we parked and brought all our stuff up here.  We've been here a while.  We ordered pizza from Hungry Howie's.  I love Hungry Howie's!  We went down and got some sodas to have in the room.  I stopped by the front desk to ask the clerk for more coffee for the room. :p  They have a single cup coffee maker that is similar to a Keurig but has there own filter things.

The pizza was yummy!  We got a special.  Two large one topping pizzas with Howie bread for twenty.  I love their pizza a lot.  We took a walk on the beach for a bit later.  The ocean got us!  Yikes! LOL!  My friend gave up and headed back to the room. LOL  I kept going.  I played Pokemon Go and actually caught a new one. Yay!  I also hit a Pokestop.  That was fun.  I headed back and then came back here.  I have one picture to share. It's overcast down here so there is no sun to show. :p

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Better today

Yes, today was much better.  I got up and looked out and it was overcast but it was a little sunny.  I knew rain was in the forecast, but I was hoping it'd would be nice and not rain on me! lol  I was getting ready when my friend texted.  He asked if I'd like to go to the trail instead of my usual walk. I told him that if it would be soon, yes.  He said it would, so I said, yes.  I figured it would be a nice change.  We headed out and then decided to go to South Boston.  We went to the Goodwill we only got a few minutes in the other week.  I found a book for ten cents, a little ceramic plate from the Queen Mary, and a ZipIt brand orange pouch.  It's bright.  I won't lose it in my purse! LOL!  After we left there, we went to the pizza place we ate at before.  It was delicious again.  We knew there was a walking trail in South Boston so we looked up the directions.  It was less than a mile from where we were.  We went to it and parked.  It's a nice trail.  


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I took several pictures, but I'm just going to share this one.  It didn't rain on us at all while we were walking so that was nice.  It was hot and humid though.  That part wasn't great. :p  This is a nice trail.  I really enjoyed walking on it.  I definitely want to walk it again!

When I came home, I did my workouts and my French lesson.  I finished the Stephen King book last night. It was so good!  I am going to read another true crime book next.  I'm currently washing clothes.  I have to get everything ready as I'm packing tomorrow afternoon after my walk and workouts.  We leave early Monday morning. YAY!


Not even Starbucks helped this day!

So, I did my usual today.  I walked, I came home and cooled off and then did my workouts.  I did my French and then relaxed a bit.  I had lunch and then did a few things that I needed to do.  I went to take a bath.  I was in there enjoying the nice, hot, steamy water. My friend called and wanted to know what I was doing. I said I was in the tub!  She said, "Nevermind, I wanted you to go with me somewhere."  I told her if she'd drive me to Starbucks I'd get out of the tub. LOL  She said okay if we hit the drive thru.  I agreed and we did!  I got a cascara latte.  Big surprise there, eh?

We drove her son to get him something to eat and since we were near the post office, I asked if she'd run me by there.  She agreed.  I had an ad, my bank statement, and one pen pal letter.  I went back to her house for a while to see all the dogs.  I also got to see the kitties. :p  I stayed until a little after 9 and came home.  I needed to fix dinner, but I really didn't want to.  I did it anyway after a while.  

I answered questions on Quora and did a small blog post there and then came here to do my daily blog post.  I'm having a hard time today.  I got stressed at my friend's house for reasons I won't go into.  I am so tired of being broke and having to depend on people to take me places I need to go.  I would have only gotten to go to the places I did today because my friend was already going out for something else.  She has never once in the three years my car has been messed up, offered to carry me anywhere. ~_~;  

Also, one of my friend's pets passed and she posted the Rainbow Bridge poem. I cannot read that without breaking down.  I still miss my precious JoJo that I lost in July of 2011.  He was my best friend and truly the love of my life. <3


What day is this again?

I think it's Thursday, but I'm not really sure at this point. lol  It's been a long hot day.  My walk was pretty brutal heat wise. It's scary that it's this hot and it's only May. Ugh!  When I got home, it took a while to cool off.  I did it by lying on my bed in my room with the air conditioning!  I did my workouts and my French lesson and then had lunch.  My friend had prep work to do for the trip, so we didn't walk today.  I don't know if I would have wanted to. I did want to go to the post office, but since we didn't walk, I didn't get to go. I'm hoping to go before I leave for the trip!  

I wrote out a list of things to carry on the trip. Of course this Macbook will be going so I can do daily beachy blog posts. ^_^  I also plan to carry my Fitbit charger and my extra bands. Who knows what I might want to wear while there.  Since it has to be charged every five days, I'll have to charge it during the trip!  I don't want my Fitbit to die while on vacation.

I'm over half way done with The Outsider and it's good!  I am not sure if I'll finish it tonight, but I'll probably get close if I don't.  It draws you in from the very beginning.  It's so good.  Classic King for sure!

I mentioned sometime ago that my replacement Fitbit Charge 2 had acted up and wouldn't sync. I've been using the first one.  I sent the other one back and they sent me a replacement again.  I fully charged it up and I'm wearing it now.  I hope this one will be with me for  long time.  Just in case anything goes crazy, I'm going to keep the first one so I'll have it as a backup if anything happens. I have faith that this one is going to work well for me and last for many years to come!  

 


Phooey

I am in the midst of a migraine and it's not fun.  It came out of nowhere, too.  I hate migraines.  I want it to go away so I can read more on The Outsider.  I started it last night and it's good!

I walked today and it was hot.  I was so glad to get home and get to the air conditioning!  I did my workouts at the usual time today and then my French lesson.  I was a bit late fixing lunch because I got distracted online.  I really haven't done much else today.  I did do a sink full of dishes. The majority of the dishes were coffee cups. :p

Speaking of coffee.  I bought a bag of Eight O'Clock coffee beans at the beginning of the month.  I just finished up the other bag of coffee I had and opened it.  It's so good! I'd never had this brand before, but it was on sale, they sell it whole bean, and it smelled delicious!  It was!  I like it quite well.  It's definitely a keeper.  I would like to get to Starbucks and get a bag of whole bean Pike Place roast.  I haven't been over there still! The grocery store sells Starbucks coffee, but it's ground. I want the beans.  I'm addicted to grinding my own. It makes the kitchen smell so good!

Yes, this is a short post, but like I said, I have a migraine and I really need to relax a bit before getting the Kindle out to read more of the new Stephen King book.