I have gotten my second wind and I'm a little more with it now. I wanted to post about the interesting thing that happened on my way to Myrtle Beach! My friend and I usually do this trip from Monday - Sunday. He had this planned well before Covid-19 and all that mess. When he found out that we would actually be allowed to go, he also found out that he would be off Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before the day we'd usually leave. What does this nut do? He books us a room at a different hotel for those two nights! LOL! Yes, we are here until Monday morning and then we change hotels. Fun, eh? Two extra days for having to move twice? I'm not complaining!
So, we were getting close to getting to Myrtle and his battery light comes on. Uh oh! Not good. He pulls over on a busy highway and risks life and limb to check under the hood. Everything looked okay, so he said since we were less than 10 miles from the hotel, we'd try our best to make it. Well, when we get in Mrytle, they have Ocean Boulevard only going ONE WAY. You have to get on a certain cross streets and go to your hotel. We didn't know this at first and we below ours and we were going to just drive up. NOPE. You can only go right onto Ocean Blvd. So, we had to go eight streets above our hotel and go through there. The car was struggling.
We get to the hotel and he sees a few parking spots near the front and he goes for it. The car dies right there. Luckily he was almost in the spot so he was able to maneuver it and park it. We went to hopefully check in. This was just before noon and check in is at 4pm! Of course the room wasn't ready but she said she'd call.
So, we can't go anywhere because of the car. This first hotel is right next to the beginning of the Beach Boardwalk so we go sit on a bench in the shade there. He does some looking online and calls around and finds an autoshop store that will deliver the parts here to the hotel. Score! They do and he hs been out working on putting the two parts on. Hopefully this will fix the problem. It's been a very long day and we are both tired to death.
We stopped at a Goodwill in Longs SC. My first thrift store in almost two months! I got really 'weird' in there. The only thing I could describe it was I felt like I was going to fall over in the floor. I actually stumbled into a clothing rack and was swaying badly. We checked out and then got on the road. It wasn't long after that the car issues started up so I was freaking out about feeling like I was dying and the car was trying to die too! I think the car and I are both better now. I hope he is coming back in soon with good news.
As for me, I felt better once I sat down in a cool environment. We ordered pizza and I ate three slices of that on the balcony with some of my beloved Mountain Dew (I AM NOT A NECKBEARD!) I just happen to love their drink of choice. D'oh! Anyway, I felt a lot better after eating and I've been just sitting and relaxing since. I am starting to feel like myself again but damn I'm hungry again. LOL
That pizza was almost six hours ago now so it's okay that I'm hungry. I want to wait for my friend to get done with the car and hope that was a success. I can eat leftover pizza or if the car is running we can risk it and go out in this insane traffic. AHHHH!
So, that was my day so far. I wanted to share with you. I didn't realise I would be writing my next novel right here in the blog. :P Here are a few more -pictures including that fabulous Hungry Howie's pizza!