North Myrtle Beach Feed

Friday evening....

Wow, what a day.  I walked on the beach this morning and got splashed by some waves.  I had to come back and put my shorts out to dry. lol  Later, I went walking to 17.  I went to Bargain Beachwear to get a few postcards.  I also got a keychain.  I headed further down 17 and then turned and headed back to Ocean Boulevard.  I got part of the way back and then took my shoes off and walked on the beach back to the hotel.  I came back and relaxed on the balcony a bit.  My friend and I went to North Myrtle Beach.  We went to Tuesday Morning and I got three more rolls of the washi that I liked so much.  I also found some other goodies.  A package of Halloween stickers and some craft tiny clothespins.  After leaving there, we headed to King's Famous Pizza for dinner.  That was delicious as always!

Since we were right near the Goodwill, we went there.  I got a MB shirt and a package of full page labels.  I can use them to make my own stickers at home. YAY!  There were twenty left in the box.  I'm pretty sure when you buy a small package of them, they come ten to the pack and they are over $10 a pack!  Crazy!  These were $1 Yes!  We went to the Dollar General that is next door to the Goodwill and got a few things and then headed back down the strip.  There was another Starbucks that I hadn't been to yet, so he swung by there and I went in and got myself a latte. :D  He wanted ice cream, so he stopped at Burky's.  We've eaten at Burky's before.  It's pretty good.  He got ice cream and then we headed down to the road where Market Common was.  We had seen the sign before and looked for it but didn't find it.  We found it tonight!  It was late, so most everything was closed, but at least we found it. :P  It has a lot of high end stores, it seems.

So we then headed back towards the room.  We saw a miniature golf place that looked pretty cool.  We went and one sign said they closed at 10:30, the sign on the building said 11.  The lady said they closed at 10!  It was about 9:32 by then, so we didn't get to play.  Phooey! We headed back here and I did my workouts.  I'm posting this and then I'm going to take my nightly beach walk.  I'm really tired, but I still want to at least walk a little bit. ^_^ 


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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Friday at the beach!

I slept decently last night.  I didn't get as much sleep as I prefer, but it's better than a few nights ago!  Yesterday was  full day.  I walked out to Hwy 17 and went to several beach stores, including my favorite, Bargain Beachwear.  I also went to a Big Lots and a Dollar General too.  I caught some Pokemon along the way and got some sun.  As soon as I post this blog post, I'm going to get dressed and head out for a a walk.  I'm not sure exactly where I'll go today.  Probably something similar to yesterday.  Tomorrow, I plan to walk to the Pavilion area.  

We spent some time of the beach yesterday and that was nice.  I even put my beach chair in the ocean and sat down and let the waves come in over my legs. That was fun.  I posted several posts to Instagram while I was on the beach.  I will share more beach pictures here, too.  I'll probably do an album like I did with the April trip.  For now, I'll just share one of the pictures I took yesterday. 

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Beach trip memories

Okay, so on Thursday morning, I got up at 6:30.  Our plan was to be on the road by 7.  My friend was running behind so it was about 8:30 when we finally got going.  We had breakfast from Hardee's.  He picked it up on the way and we ate in the car at my house before heading out.

We didn't stop until we got to Rockingham North Carolina. There is a Shell gas station there that also has a convenience store.  We always stop here to get gas, use the restroom, and get a snack.  I got a water and a Reese's.  Yum!  We headed on and got to our hotel at North Myrtle Beach around 1 pm.  We were able to check it immediately and went to our room.  I was a nice little room on the fifth floor.  We unpacked and then decided to order pizza.  An hour later, no pizza.  We called and then said, "It was just coming out of the oven."  After several other excuses.  We cancelled it and ordered from somewhere else.  That actually came and we ate.  I had mine on the balcony so I could enjoy the ocean while eating.

That evening, we went to Dollar Tree. I was able to get three packs of mini washi. :)  Also, there was a Starbucks across the street from the shopping center we were at, so I got myself a caramel macchiato. :D  We also went to a Goodwill and I got a really cool package of stickers and rub ons.  There were a LOT of them in there and I paid 6.99 for them.  There was some great stuff in there.  I'll do  a picture post tomorrow and show all the goodies.

We walked on the beach for a bit that night and then crashed not long after.  Friday morning, we got a late start and we wanted breakfast, so we went to a restaurant called Eggs Up Grill.  It was pretty good!  We went and got some snacks for the room at a Dollar General and then went back to the room.  We took ourselves out to the beach and set up an umbrella on the beach.  We spent about two hours on the beach.  I took a lot of pictures!  

That evening, we went to go to a Sonic that we had enjoyed last year.  Unfortunately it was closed.  Torn completely down and a car wash was in it's place!  We then decided to check out Red Robin but they were packed.  Golden Corral was the same way, so we looked up another Sonic on the GPS and went there.  We ordered and about 45 minutes later, we had no food!  We tracked down one of the car hops and she went to check.  It was 'wrong' and they had to re-make part of it but the other part had been sitting.  We asked to just cancel the order and get a refund.  They came out with the refund and the food.  They had re-made everything fresh.  We ate and then went to the Dairy Queen at Myrtle to get some ice cream.  We got that and then headed back to the room for the night. We walked on the beach too.

Saturday, we got up in time to make it to Golden Corral while they still had breakfast out.  It was right at the time they were switching to lunch, but I was still able to get eggs, bacon, and hash browns. Yay!  I also had a couple of their delicious yeast rolls and some cotton candy. LOL!  What a combo, eh?  After breakfast, we went by the Goodwill again.  I was able to get a nice water bottle (stainless and insulated!) for .99!  We got back to the room and I decided to walk. My friend stayed at the room as he planned to go on the beach.

I walked out to 17 and walked across the highway to a Bargain Beachwear.  I got a shirt, a key chain, a shell bracelet and a little present for my friend back home.  I walked down 17 and went into a Tuesday Morning.  I got a lot of discounted Smash journal stuff for less than $10!  I'll include that in tomorrow's picture post.  I then walked on to the Dollar Tree and got three more packs of that thin washi.  I also got a water.  I was going to get Starbucks, but I decided to just head back to the room.

I went back onto Ocean Boulevard and walked back to the hotel that way.  I spent balcony time and relaxed a bit. When my friend was ready to go to dinner, we headed out and decided on King's Famous pizza.  We've eaten here on a previous trip.  The food and the service were terrific!  He got spaghetti and I got my own little pepperoni pizza.  Dinner was delicious.  We drove up 17 all the way to Little River and then headed back.  We got some ice cream at the Sonic at NMB and then went to the room.

I walked on the beach by myself.  I didn't stay out long though as I was really tired from my walk earlier and I wanted to get most everything packed up since we would be leaving the next day.

Sunday started with me waking up way too early!  I finished my packing and then waited for my friend to get going.  We finally got checked out and then went to Bojangles for breakfast.  We stopped once more before leaving the beach.  We stopped at a gas station in Myrtle that we usually hit going out.  After filling up, we went in to use the restroom and he got a soda and a candy bar. I got a coffee and a candy bar.  

Speaking of coffee!  The hotel didn't have a coffee maker in the room, but luckily, the lobby had a nice coffee maker and fresh coffee brewed all the time.  I had some delicious coffee at the beach!  I also got to play Pokemon Go every day, too!

We stopped in Rockingham on the way home at the Sandwich Hut.  He got more gas, snacks, and took a bathroom break.  We then headed home.  It was too short of a trip, but it was nice. I'll do a picture post of some of my goodies tomorrow!


Beach bound, baby!

I'm leaving in the morning for Myrtle Beach!  Actually, we are staying at North Myrtle this trip.  It's only until Sunday, but it's going to be amazing.  This was totally unexpected when my friend mentioned in a few weeks ago.  He already had the trip planned for late May / early June.  This is just a bonus.  YES! :D  My favorite spot on earth.  Since we are staying for such a short time, I will not be carrying my laptop with me.  I'll try to just do a photo post each day and then I'll do a trip write up when I get home. ^____^