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Busy Friday...

So, I got in my walk today and it was nice out there.  It was really windy, but other than that, it was warm and nice.  I came home from my walk and had some coffee and was thinking of taking a nap.  Then, I realized that I had planned to run to the mall to pick up a wallet I'd seen over there before.  It was on sale for half price, so I went over and got it.  It's  BOC brand.  I'd never seen this brand before I saw it last month in Belk.  They have some cute stuff. It's a cell phone wristlet, but the pocket for the is way too small for my phone, so I am using it for my re-usable Starbucks sleeve.  The sleeve is grey and it matches the wallet. See:

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By the way, I removed the strap so it isn't a wristlet now. :p I quite like it.  The white polka dotted thing in the background is a cool zip up binder I found at a local Goodwill. This is the inside:

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I can't find any evidence of tags, so I'm thinking it might have been handmade. I absolutely love it.  It's so pretty!  I got one other goodie at the Goodwill, well... I got more goodies, but these are the ones I wanted to show you.  I got this cool stencil:

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I thought it would be cool to use in my bullet journal! It was a mere fifty cents, so I bought it.  The other things I got were a plastic snowman, a tin with Jack o lanterns on it, some blank business card sheets, a mini coffee cup, and a Myrtle Beach t-shirt. LOL  I get back from the beach and buy a MB shirt at Goodwill!

My friend and I went to Eden, N.C. today to eat and walk.  We ended up eating and then going to Goodwill.  Walking wasn't done. lol  It's okay. I'd already gotten in my regular walk.  I also did my workouts so I'm all good.  Now, I plan to relax a bit before bed. I am still waiting on Fingerhut to ship my Fitbit!  They have a down payment for first time people and I did that yesterday, but they wait until it clears before shipping.  I understand why they do that, but I wish they could just send mine on.  I can't wait to see how I like it.


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.


OMG am I tired!

I decided to walk to the Pavilion / Sky Wheel area today.  It was overcast so I knew it wouldn't be horribly hot.  Unfortunately, it started to rain!  I got wet, too!  I went in the Gay Dolphin and looked around a bit. I meant to go to I Love Sugar, but I forgot! I went to the Starbucks past the Sky Wheel area and sat down for a bit.  I found two Starbucks gift cards that I didn't have so I got those. :p  I texted my friend and asked if he wanted to come get me on the way to shop.  He did.  I walked to 17 so I could get a good spot for him to pick me up.  I did that and he did.  We went to a couple of Dollar Tree stores, we also went to Tuesday Morning.   I found too much stuff in there!  We ate at Five Guys Burgers and Fries.  Yummy!  

We went to the Goodwill at North Myrtle Beach too.  I got him to carry me by the Starbucks at North Myrtle too.  I was able to get four of the fall leaf gift cards.  She let me have them without loading them. Yay!  I also was able to get a coffee passport. YAY! :D  I was so happy.  I haven't found any stickers down here, but I have my passport. ^___^

We are back at the room and my phone is charging.  It got down to abou 44% while we were out there.  I am so tired.  I still have to do my workouts tonight, too.  Plus, talk my daily or nightly, beach walk.  I might have to rest a while before that.  It's not raining anymore.  It's still overcast, but it's not too bad.  It feels pretty nice out here on the balcony.  I am going to relax here for a while and then go in and have some coffee. 


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!