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Beach trip recap...

So, I'm finally getting around to doing a recap of the trip. I'm pretty sure I told you everything as I was going along, but I was really tired on that trip so maybe not!  I went through my trip journal and pictures and took notes. :P

So, Thursday morning, my friend came.  We loaded my things in the car and then had breakfast.  He'd picked up biscuits from Hardee's on the way.  We ate and then headed out.  We stopped in Greensboro.  We don't usually stop until Rockingham, but he wanted a soda and I figured it would be a good chance to use the bathroom.  I did and I got a coffee! ^_^  We headed on and when we got to Rockingham, we topped off the tank and then went in the Sandwich Hut to use the restrooms and get snacks.  I usually get a drink and a Reese's, but I only got a Mountain Dew.  We drove on and when we were close to the beach, we stopped in Long's SC at a Goodwill there.  We found it on our last trip and stopped in.  I found a cute little purse/pouch.  It's fabric and it has two straps.  One to make it a wristlet and one to wear it around the neck.  The little purse is about the size of two decks of cards side by side.  It was only a dollar and I really liked it.

We left there and then headed on down to North Myrtle Beach.  We arrived at the Red Tree Inn and checked in.  We were able to get the same room we had last year. ^_^  That is always cool.  We put our things away and I had to go on the balcony some.  We were both hungry, so we headed out after a bit to eat.  We were going to Steak and Shake, but my friend decided to Golden Corral instead.  That was a good meal. I tried their honey sesame chicken and it was delicious.  I had put various things on my first plate and one piece of that.  I liked it so much, I went back and ate a plate of it.  We left there and went to a Dollar Tree and then back to the room.  We stayed in awhile and then headed out to a few places.  We went to the Goodwill and Dollar General.  We got some food, drinks, and snacks for the room in Dollar General.  My friend got a milkshake and then we went back to the room.  We ordered a pizza later in the evening from Hungry Howie's. I took a nice walk on the beach.  I was so tired, I forgot to look to see what the hotel looked like from the beach! LOL  Luckily, I did recognize it and I had my friend come to the window so I'd be sure.  I finally got back to the room.  I was exhausted, so I crashed a little bit after midnight.

I woke up at 6am on Friday. Yikes! My friend was up and he put on the Scoobynatural episode of Supernatural.  I watched it to the end and was fully awake, he was asleep! LOL!  I decided to get in my walk so I did.  I went to Starbucks and got my first cascara latte in a while.  BLISS.  I went in a few beachwear stores but didn't buy anything.  I went back to the room and ate some leftover pizza.  I was wanting to get out again but my friend was asleep so I decided to walk again.  I ended up walking about 3 miles from the hotel.  Keep in mind my first walk that morning was a total of six miles!  At the 3 mile walk on the second walk, I spotted a McDonald's.  I decided to go in and use the bathroom and then I got a frappe and a small fry to give myself a break from walking. I did that and then headed back.  I was one tired person that night!  I did go down and walk on the beach just a tiny bit. I have to have feet on sand everyday during the trip!

So the next day was our last full day.  My friend was going to hang out around the hotel for awhile, so I decided to head out.  He gave me some money so I could grab breakfast while I was out.  I stopped in at a pretty cool McDonald's and had biscuits.  After I finished there, I headed to the Starbucks and had another cascara latte. :D  On the way back to the room, I stopped in Tuesday Morning.  I got 2 rolls of washi, a card case, some stickers, and candy.  I walked to Ocean Blvd. and walked back to the hotel that way.  I went in three beachwear stores on my way back. 

I got to the room and then got my tumbler and went to the lobby to fill it with coffee.  I went on the balcony for a bit and then decided I wanted to go down on the beach.  I took my trip journal, my bujo, my coffee, and a beach towel.  I sat on the beach for a while and then went in.  My friend was ready to go to dinner soon after that.  We headed to King's Famous pizza. One of our favorite spots to eat while at the beach.  Later, after we'd gotten back to the room, he decided he wanted a Milkshake at Cookout and I wanted some Starbucks.   Yes, I had Starbucks twice in one day. :p  I packed up most everything to be ready for the ride home.

On Sunday, I got up and packed the last few things that I couldn't the night before.  I went to the lobby and got coffee and I also walked on the beach a little bit.  I took lots of pictures.  We loaded up the car and then checked out of the hotel.  We went to Myrtle for the first time since the trip began.  Our destination was Lenny's Country Kitchen in Myrtle.  We've eaten here many times while in Myrtle.  They have a nice breakfast buffet.  We got that and it was good.  We left there and were heading out  I needed to use the bathroom and forgot to go in Lenny's, so I told my friend if he saw an easily accessible McDonald's to stop and i'd use the bathroom and get a frappe.  We passed one and I got a frappe for me and a soda for him.  We got on the road again and didn't stop until we got to Rockingham.  We stopped at the Sandwich hut again and then headed home.  We got here a bit before 5.  It was a good trip, but way too short.  I'll post some pictures soon.


Wednesday catch up!

Since I didn't post a real post last night and I promised a real one today, I decided to do it early!  I am still very tired today.  I didn't sleep well again last night.  I am hoping to catch up on some tonight, but I probably won't.  Considering that my friend and I are leaving for the beach in the morning.  I never sleep well the night before a trip.  I sleep even less knowing I have to get up earlier than my usual time. :p  

So, yesterday I walked, but I didn't do my workouts.  I would have, but there were a lot of moves that would hurt my foot.  My foot still hurts a lot.  Walking is bad, but it isn't as bad as some of the workouts.  I skipped my workouts  I decided since I won't be able to do any until I get back, I'm just skipping them until Monday.  I plan to eat and enjoy everything possible this weekend, because Monday, I plan to finally get on track!  I want to reach my goal weight!  Since I'll be at the beach this weekend, I plan to enjoy the food. :p

I washed clothes last night and packed my suitcase.  My clothes are all ready, but my other suitcase is still empty. I carry two small suitcases to the beach.  One has my clothes, the other has my electronics, notebooks, bujo, etc.  I also carry my messenager bag, but I carry it up front in the car with me.  I carry my phone, wallet, trip journal, and other things in it.  I also carry a Starbucks tumbler for coffee!  I picked one of of my more recent ones that I haven't used much.  

I was thinking of leaving the laptop at home, but I got some electrical tape and was able to fix the cord.  It's not a permanent fix, but it is working fine at the moment.  I had some other tape on it and I could hear it sparking.  I put the electrical tape on and it's not sparking and it is charging well. ^_^  I really want to be able to use my Macbook!  I have to do nice blog posts at the beach, right?

Today I walked and it was sunny and in the seventies!  Yesterday it was around fifty.  I was able to walk in short sleeves today.  That was weird.  I am ready for this same weather but with an ocean view.  I hope to take a lot of pictures and you know I'll share some after I get home.  I'll also try to share one a day while there.  I plan to get to the Starbucks at North Myrtle.  I have three free drinks on there and I got my notification today that I'm gold for another year.  I already knew that. :p It's nice to see it though. :D

I have such a weird tan line from winter walking!  I wear a pair of long fitness capris so I have a nice tan on my calves but from half way up and past my knee, I have none. LOL  It looks so weird and makes me self conscious.  I plan to get some just above the knee shorts to wear on my walks.  I hope to get grey ones as all the black ones I've worn in the past all get bleached out from the sun.  Grey ones would too, but it wouldn't be so noticeable. I have never tanned in my life until I started walking!  It's so weird.

Ah, I think I totally made up for that short post last night.  I was just so tired.  I am also currently reading a true crime book by Ann Rule that I hadn't read before.  It's so good!  I am carrying my Kindle with me to the beach, and I will probably finish it there.  I'm also still reading the book on coffee.


Letters but no lattes!

I wrote all my pen pals tonight. I actually typed up the letters as I have so many and I knew that I'd not be able to get any written later this week.  I leave Thursday for my favorite place on earth.   Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!  Well, we are actually staying at North Myrtle Beach this time, but I'll be in the area! 

I hope to get to the post office before I leave to check my box, but I may not get to.  I'll mail these letters off tomorrow.  I just need to get them in envelopes and addressed and ready.  I am hoping my friend will want to go out tomorrow and if so, I'll get him to run me by the post office. If not, it will be April before I get to go.  My gas light is still on and I can't get mail until the 3rd.  At least I have a stack going out!

I got in a good walk today and then came home and did my workouts. It was booty day and my booty is hurting for certain! LOL!  I need some Starbucks so badly, but sadly, I won't get any for at least a few days.  I have several free drinks on my card that Ive been saving for this trip. I also have bonus points hitting my card in a few days which will give me one more freebie.  Yay! There is a Starbucks in walking distance from our hotel.  I hope to visit it on the trip. I'd also like to get to one of the other ones down there that I haven't visited yet to add them to my Starbucks store tracker in my bullet journal! There are two in Myrtle that I want to visit and add.  One is at Broadway at the Beach and the other is on 501.  If I don't make it to one of them this trip, I should be able to next one. With the easter trip last year, we mainly stayed around North Myrtle and didn't do all the running we usually do on a full trip.  I wish it were Thursday already!


So busy!~

It has been an incredibly busy day for me.  I've been gone almost all day!  I went for my walk and it was COLD.  Well, the temperature was around forty, but when the wind blew it was freezing!  I got my walk in and came home and had a cup of coffee and a quick snack and then went to Family Dollar.  I got my essentials for the month and then headed to the grocery store.  I spend WAY too much in there and I forgot a couple of items.  I brought those home and put them away.  That was a job in itself!  I then went by my friend's house to see something he got in the mail.  He and I went to eat and then hit Goodwill.  I found a brand new hoodie that has Myrtle Beach on it. ^___^  It is the same brand as the hoodies I buy at the beachwear stores.  I swear it looks like it's never been worn. I got it for $5!  My friend found a fleece pullover half zip hoodie with Myrtle Beach on it and he got that for me.  I got two cool MB shirts and I didn't even leave town. :P  I also found a cute set of Halloween stampers for .99.  They were originally a $3 item at the Target dollar spot.   I love stamps and I love halloween!

I dropped him off and then came home.  My other friend had wanted to do something earlier, so I called her to see if she wanted to go to Starbucks.  She drove us to Target where I spent too much money!  I got a better bag for my bujo.  This one is perfect.  It's actually a make up bag like the one I bought on Amazon, but this one is a little bigger, with better handles, and it's just great.  I love it.  I can use the one I got on Amazon for something else.  I'll do a picture of the bag perhaps tomorrow.  I also got two cute rolls of washi in the dollar spot, a set of adorbs sticky notes, also from the dollar spot!  I got a little draw string bag.... yes, dollar spot. :P  I also got a four pack of the rolling wite out.  The two pack is 2.99 and they had the four pack on sale for 4.99 so I grabbed it.  I use it a lot!  I correct things in my checkbook and I also use it for envelopes when I make a mistake on the address.  It's also good for fixing goof in the bullet journal!  I got all that and I found a compact of pressed powder that didn't cost ten dollars!  I only use powder every now and then because my face gets really red.  I haven't used make up in years!  

After we left Target, we went by Starbucks.  I ran in and got a Venti cascara latte and grabbed two of the Blonde sleeves to add to my collection.  I came home and did my workouts.  I still have a lot to do before bed and it's almost 11.  Yikes!  I need a few more hours to add to this day!  Wow, I didn't plan to write this much today.  Good for me! ^__^


It IS Thursday!

So, I had to run out this evening to do an errand.  I decided to turn the radio on in my car.  I have it tuned to the Classical Station. I turned it on and heard Opera.  I turned if off and said, "Opera! It's not Thursday!"  And then it hit me.  Yeah it is. LOL!  This particular station has an opera night on Thursdays.  I guess I didn't have enough coffee today! :P

I got my errands done and came home and had dinner.  I am going to have a cup of coffee after this and hopefully get my letters written.  I feel bad having put it off so long. It makes me want to just keep putting it off, but that isn't fair to my pen pals.  I was very tempted to get Starbucks while I was out, but I was good and didn't go.  Perhaps tomorrow or sometime this weekend.  

I'm still watching Sailor Moon. I'm getting close to the end of Sailor Moon R.  I am ready for S.  Bring me Haruka and Michiru, please! Sailor Pluto was just introduced a few episodes ago.  Chibi Usa is still just Chibi Usa.  I can't remember when she becomes Chibi Moon, but I'm thinking it's probably soon.  I'm enjoying re-watching the series and being able to see the pretty art.  

I watched a bunch earlier today, but I took a break and I've been doing other stuff.  It's not possible to watch subtitled anime and do something else at the same time! I don't want to miss anything.  I think the series gets better and better starting with Sailor Moon S.  The first arc of Sailor Moon Super S is one of my favorites!  

Right now, I am watching Beach TV.  It's a channel from Myrtle Beach that you can stream on the Roku. It's fun seeing familiar places at my favorite place.  It's also giving me some ideas of new places to try on my next visit! ^_^.


It can't be Friday already!?!

If I was at home, it would still be Tuesday! LOL  Time goes faster at the beach, I swear! So, last night we went walked to the Dairy Queen to eat dinner.  I usually get the chicken basket, but I haven't had one of their burgers in forever so I got a bacon burger.  It was good, too!  We walked back to the room.  I sat on the balcony for a bit and then came in and did my workouts.  I did a few things in my room and then headed out for a late night beach walk.  I walked a bit longer than I planned, but it was nice out there.  I PoGo'd while I was walking.  I actually caught a new one but I can't remember at the moment which one.  That was cool!  It's always nice to catch new ones.

After my walk, I came back here and settled in for the night.  I am not sure what my plans are for today.  I think the only thing we decided last night was to go up to North Myrtle to King's Famous Pizza for dinner.  It's a favorite place to eat while we are here.  I'm looking forward to that.   Their food is delicious.  It's more of a local favorite, so it's even better than a chain or another place that may be similar.  If we get up there before the Tuesday Morning store closes, I want to get some more of the washi I bought the other day.  They had a roll of pretty washi that I got a few rolls of.  I wish I had gotten all they had, but I didn't.  There is something he wanted that he didn't pick up either, so the odds are good I'll get to go back.  Hopefully both the things we want are still there!


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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Good morning from Myrtle Beach!

I'm actually posting a bit later than I have been this week. I've been up awhile, but I was doing stuff on my phone and iPod touch and didn't get over to the laptop.  Yes, I've had my coffee. :p I just went out on the balcony and it's beautiful out there today.  It's really sunny and bright and it's nice and warm.  I see a lot of people on the beach and several at the pool.  

I'm ready to go eat, but my friend is still asleep. ~_~;  It's the beach! Sleep at home, dammit!  I am not sure what my plans are for today.  I might make today and stay around the hotel day.  Sit on the balcony, walk on the beach, enjoy the day.  It's so nice and pretty and I don't really have anywhere else I need to go to.  Plus, I'm really low on funds and I still have to buy stuff when I get home to make it through the month.  Hopefully I'll be able to do that!  

I'll update later and let you know what I'm doing.  It's so nice today, I should be able to get some great pictures.  Here is one I took when I first went out on the balcony this morning:

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One more post today....

It stormed this afternoon after I posted.  It was raining really hard and there was streak lightning.  It was great!  After the storm passed, I went for a walk on the beach.  I found some cool shells.  I came back and relaxed for awhile and then did my daily workouts.  As if that wasn't enough, I went for another walk on the beach! I played Pokemon Go as I walked and I got a lot of Pokemon. I have walked over 22,000 steps today.  I'm hoping I've tired myself out so that I can crash hard tonight.  I want to sleep!  

I am watching Forensic Files on HLN at the moment.  I'll watch it until I go to bed.  I've seen every one of the episodes that they've showed tonight.  Oh well. It's one of those shows that is so good, I don't mind watching it again.  


Hello again from Myrtle Beach.

Yay, I actually slept well last night.  This would be a first night I've slept well in a long time, too.  It was nice.  I probably could have slept longer, but I'm at the beach.  I can sleep more at home! Plus, it's fun doing early morning blog posts.  I certainly don't do that at home. :P

I'm waiting for the coffee maker to brew my coffee.  I dearly miss my Keurig! I would already be drinking a cup by now! It's almost done, so I will have it shortly.  The forecast for today was for 80% rain. I expected to look out this morning and see an overcast sky.  Nope, it's sunny.  Yes, there are some clouds, but it's certainly not raining!

Coffee is now done and delicious. I went and looked out and now it's a lot more overcast, but the sun is still trying to peek through.  I was thinking of walking to the Pavilion area today, but I think I'll do it tomorrow when there is no chance of rain.  I don't want to get stuck in a downpour.

I'd like to fix a snack, but my friend is still asleep.  The microwave might wake him up.  I have a few things in my room I can eat.  I have some granola bars which is what I usually eat at home for breakfast.  They are the Nature Valley Sweet and Salty nut bars in almond.  Delicious!

I'm not sure what our plans are for today.  I think we were going to try and get to the thrift stores we missed yesterday.  My favorite Goodwill down here is the one at North Myrtle and we haven't made it there yet.  I always find something good in that one.  I love that particular one.  I'd love to hit Broadway at the Beach too, but if it's raining, he probably won't want to! I guess I'll update later on what we do end up doing!