Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Feed

There's a Hurricane a Comin'

In the words of Sophia Petrillo, there is indeed "A hurricane a comin'".  It's headed for the east coast.  Myrtle Beach, which I just left on Sunday has already 'shut down' so to speak.  A lot of things are closed.  The Gay Dolphin closed at 1:30 today and plans to be closed until after the storm.  They dismantled the Sky Wheel.  I saw some pictures of the Boardwalk area that a local MB photographer posted and it is utterly deserted.  Places that are always open are boarded up.  It's sad.  I hope everything down there comes through safely.  It was SO weird seeing those places that usually have a ton of people around being totally deserted.

The hurricane is also supposed to affect my area even though I'm way inland.  The city is already preparing and sending out alerts ahead of time.  I have some bread and stuff to make sandwiches in case we lose power.  I also went tonight to the dollar store and got some snacks to have on hand. I got an extra package of tea lights, some batteries, and some ibuprofen.  I just needed that on general principles, not because of the hurricane! I finished my last bottle at the beach.

I plan to walk as long as I can.  If we get the heavy rains and winds later this week, I will not be walking.  It will be dangerous out there.  If we still have power, I can always use the treadmill.  I also have some bottled water and other things if I need them.  The stores here are crazy.  I am glad I got my stuff yesterday because they said today was worse.  I was lucky to get two cases of water yesterday.  From what I've heard, it's sold out all over the city.  I always buy bottled water.  I almost didn't get any because the shelf was empty yesterday.  Luckily, they had a pallet of it that they were putting out and I got two cases.  I could have gotten more, but two will get me through the hurricane time and I can get more later when there are more supplies.

I walked today and it was pretty toasty!  I was hoping it would be cooler, but no.  I was glad to get back to it.  I didn't do my workouts, though. ^^;  I'll get back to that soon, too.   A friend came by to do some patching work on my roof.  My roof leaks a lot when it rains and with all the rain we are expected to get, it might get crazy in my house!  Hopefully what he did will help.  I have containers ready just in case.

I would like to go to the grocery store and get some bananas and some almond butter, but I am scared of how crazy it will be in there.  I should have gotten the almond butter when i was in there yesterday, but I didn't.  I will look and see how crazy it is when I walk tomorrow.  If it doesn't look too bad, I'll try to slip in and get those two things.  If not, I do have a lot of other things I can fix.  

Those snacks that I bought today are in a container and they are tempting, but they are going to stay in that container until this weekend.  I got some good stuff, too.  Nabs, cookies, candy, etc.  Yum!


Thursday afternoon

I slept a little later today than I have been all week.  I got up at 10:30, the same time I do at home. I ate some leftover pizza.  We ordered some late last night.  I walked to the Pavilion / Sky Wheel area.  I went to the Gay Dolphin.  I got several small things, a cute little wallet that I looked at last trip, and a shirt.  I left there and hit the boardwalk and walked to the 2nd Avenue Pier.  I was going to go out on the pier, but when I got up to where you pay to go out, there were too many people. I decided to not go out on the pier.  I came back here and changed shirts and sat down to cool off and relax a bit. I'm going to share some pictures I took and then heat up some more left over pizza!

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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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Thursday evening....

So, after I posted earlier, we headed out.  We went to Lenny's for a late breakfast.  They have their breakfast food out until 2 pm.  After we ate,  we went to the Pavilion / Sky Wheel area and walked on the Boardwalk for a while.  We didn't really go in any of the stores. Afterwards, we rode up Highway 17 a bit.  We went to another Tuesday Morning location.  We headed on up towards North Myrtle Beach and rode from the beginning Ocean Blvd up there all the way to the end at Cherry Grove.  We then headed back this way.  It's a lovely day still.  The sun is still out as Im writing this.  I'm changing my phone so that I can go for a beach walk.  I want to go on an early one like I did yesterday after the storm.  

Here is a few pictures that I took before I sat down.  I took them with my iPod touch, so they might not be as good as if I'd taken them with my phone.

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Friday reflections....

It's hard to believe that at this time last week, I was at Myrtle Beach!  I wish I was still there.  Unfortunately I'm here.  Last week I walked from our hotel to the Pavilion / Sky Wheel area and back.  That was fun, but it was really hot down there that day.  Let me share a picture that I took along the boardwalk. 

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The pier you see is the 2nd Ave. Pier.  I never went out on it, but I kept meaning to.  Maybe next trip.  I certainly miss that ocean view!