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Trip recap!

I'm actually going to do one. Yay! I also hope to put a picture I pick at random from my beach pictures. Let's see, so, like I said, I only found out on Tuesday that we were going down that Thursday.  I spent Wednesday washing clothes and packing.  I didn't sleep worth a damn on Wednesday night so I was extremely tired Thursday when we got there.  We found our room very nice and clean. As I mentioned, it was a bit small, but it was perfectly fine.  10/10 we would both stay again.  That first night, we went to Victoria's to eat and then got a few groceries. We'd brought soda with us so we only had to buy a bit of food for the room.  We did that and then settled in.

That night I had a hard time sleeping again because of the pillows on my bed. They sucked. I always carry my feather pillow with me when I travel, so at least I had that. I had to double over my pillow on top of one of the ones they had to finally get comfortable. Their pillows were weird! I was tired on Friday too but luckily, we didn't leave the room.  I spend a lot of balcony time as I did on the September trip. I had my beach chair out there and just camped out. That was nice. I was out there when I heard about Betty White and was so upset. I went in to tell my friend. It was so sad to hear. She was such a sweetheart and will be sorely missed by so many people.  The rest of the day, I spend either on the balcony or in the room relaxing.  I was able to watch the ball drop on ABC and did that.  People were shooting off fireworks on the beach for a long time after that. The bad thing was, the fog had rolled in THICK that night and if the fireworks were not right next to the hotel or really close by there was no use to look. You couldn't see anything! lol We ordered two meals from DoorDash. One from Hungry Howie's and one from Charlie's Cheeseteaks. 

So, Saturday, we went out to do our thrift and pawn shops.  We found a new Goodwill we'd never been to, so that was nice. Sadly, the pawnshops he likes were closed.  We did make it to four more Goodwills. Two in Myrtle, one in Surfside / Murrell's, and one in North Myrtle beach. I didn't get a lot, but I did get a few things. I found a Fossil bag in one Goodwill that had the key still on it and a bonus! Someone had bought one of the key and lock Fossil keychains and attached it to the bag too. Score! :D  I was very happy to have that and the bag rang up a whole $2.00! Nice!  We at that night at King's Famous Pizza in NMB and I got baklava to carry back to the room. YUM!  I packed up that night and had everything ready for an easier day on Sunday.

Sunday we got up and ate some of the last of our leftover pizza and get our things together and checked out. We drove up to NMB and went back to Goodwill. We were looking for something my friend had seen the day before and told me about that I wanted, but sadly, it was gone. :(  We headed on and went to Long's to the Goodwill there and then on.  We stopped in Tabor City and got some fries and drinks at McDonald's there.  We also stopped at the Sandwich hut in Rockingham NC.

We at in Reidsville, NC, and went to the Goodwill there. I found a black leather Fossil bag! :) Atter that, we headed home. All in all a nice trip. I got several fun thrifting items. My favorites are the Fossil keychain that I found on that one purse, and a nice Speck case for my iPad Mini!  So, I finally did a Myrtle Beach trip recap. Yay!  Now, let's share a random picture and hope it isn't one I've already shared. lol Ah, the fog. I never did show a good picture of that. It was much more ominous in person, btw!

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Neat, yes? I like the way the hotel next door is the only light you can see.

 


Goodbye Myrtle Beach

Home again and I'm at my desk. We had a long and convoluted trip home. We stopped in North Myrtle Beach at Goodwill, Longs SC at Goodwill. We stopped in Tabor City and got cokes and fries at McDonald's to tide us over. We stopped in Rockingham NC as usual, too.  I got watermelon Now and Laters! YAY, We also stopped briefly in Greensboro for him to go to one store and then we stopped in Reidsville to eat and then we went to the Goowill there.  A lot of stops and I'm so glad to be home.  I need a nice, long, quiet evening.  I want to write too. I did write on the trip, but nowhere near what I usually do in a day. I'm going to be very happy to get back into that! I know I always say I'll do a trip recap and never do. I will try my best to do that tomorrow. A good night's sleep in my own bed is going to be absolute BLISS. I never sleep well on these trips unless I have my own part of the room. My friend can't sleep without a television going, I can't sleep with one going, so... ~_~;

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I was going to share more pictures from this morning, but the uploading is being wonky and I'm too tired to fight with it right now. Enjoy those that look a lot alike. :p

 


Saturday evening post

Sorry about no post this afternoon. The wife was acting up again and I couldn't get anything to work. As it is, this might not even let me post. We'll see.  I am going to share one beach picture from the afternoon and a few pictures I took while we were out today. We went to all the Goodwills down here and even found a new one! :D

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Friday evening post

I went down on the beach a little earlier today than I usually do. I wanted to get a few pictures of the setting sun from the beach. It was so pretty!  I didn't walk a long way, but what I did was nice.  I am back in the room and on the balcony relaxing.  I am going to share some pictures I took while on the beach.  A different perspective than the balcony for once. :p

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Very pretty, yes? :)  Right now it's so foggy/hazy it is sort of creepy. I tried to take a picture, but it doesn't show how weird it looks. I'll try with another camera and see if I can capture it and I'll post it later if so.


Friday morning post

Well, as you saw in my last post, my friend and I are at Myrtle Beach! I found out about the trip on Tuesday of this week. lol  We came down yesterday and got here with no issues, the hotel is smaller, but nice. The rooms are clean and well kept but the layout of some of the appliances is hilarious.  There is a coffee maker (YAY) on a table near the balcony. The microwave is in a cabinet that the TV is on and there is no drawers for clothes. LOL So weird. Th little kitchen has a regular size refrigerator, a small stove, and a sink. Ther is only one outlet accessible in the kitchen and it's too far away from anything to be used! :p So weird, but no problem, we can deal.

There are a lot of people down here surprisingly.  I also noticed several places that are open during the regular season are closed.  I've seen two restaurants at that have signs saying, 'see you in February' and I noticed several of the beach stores are closed, too. The weather down here is great. That drizzle from yesterday is gone and it's gorgeous out and very warm, too! Here, see for yourself.

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Long time no see!

Yes, I realized that I haven't posted once since getting home from the beach.  Sorry about that.  It's just so depressing being home after being there.  All that balcony time has been sorely missed!  I haven't done a lot since we got back.  My friend and I did go thrifting on Friday.  We went the usual round. Reidsville, Walkertown, and Mayodan.  I didn't get a lot of stuff, but I did get a few things.  I still have to do a post with some of the pictures of things I bought at the beach. I'll do that soon, I hope! I'm proud of myself for getting this written!  I went to the grocery store today so I've had too much pe9ple interaction for this week! lol

The only other 'new' thing is I downloaded and installed iOS 15 on the mini today. I like it so far. I wish I could make the screen look like iOS 14 but I'll get used to it. 


Monday Evening post

Hello again! I meant to do an afternoon post and forgot. I'll show you some afternoon and evening pictures.  We went out to eat later in the day and went up to North Myrtle to go to the Goodwill up there once more.  We came back down 17 instead of the bypass and we stopped at my favorite Bargain Beachwear store! I got a new hoodie for the winter. It's an odd shade, but I like it. It's sort of rose but rust but not? LOL I'll take a picture once I'm home.  I would now, but I'm on the balcony and I plan to stay out here as long as possible tonight since we leave tomorrow. I DO NOT want to go home. BOO on that!  


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Sunday afternoon post

Hello again! I'm currently on the balcony enjoying the day.  I have all my goodies out here with me.  I have been playing Pokemon Go for quite a while and having fun. Now, I'm just going to post a blog post and then get my writing for today done. I have written everyday, but it's not as much as I would like.  I took some pictures with my iPad mini to share just now and I will share a few pictures from my 'new' camera.

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These last two were zoomed-in shots from the camera. :)

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Saturday Evening Post

Sorry about no afternoon post.  We went out for a bit.  We went to three Goodwill stores that we had already been to.  I got stuff in two of the three. :P My friend went to a pawn shop he'd visited already and come out with a camera. It was for ME! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It was too late for me to really have fun with it outside tonight, but I'll share some pictures tomorrow.  I have a couple from the parking lot but nothing spectacular.  :P

I do have a few random pictures I took on my phone while we were out.  Enjoy and I'll see you tomorrow! 

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Trees outside of one of the pawn shops
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Giant milk carton :)

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Inside the Starbucks at Murrell's Inlet, I got a Flat white and a gorgeous water bottle. I"m hoping by buying a water bottle, it will encourage me to start working out / walking again!