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Friday evening post

We went out and visited three Goodwill stores, a Salvation Army store, Tuesday Morning and we ate at King's Famous Pizza in North Myrtle Beach.  It was delicious as always.  I got some cool things.  I found a Sak roots handbag at the Salvation Army store, three pair of shoes at the Goodwill in NMB plus an amazing pen/pencil zip-up case that hold over 100 pens!  It's awesome and it's my favorite color, too!  It was a good day of thrifting for sure.  I found some really cute stuff at Tuesday Morning.  Two packs of washi (like I needed more!), a odd sized TN, some Halloween stampers, and a little book with notes in it.  Very cute! I love everything.  The little TN has two inserts that are regular size TN ones so I can use them in something else if I want.

I took a few pictures while out, too.  Here are some to share:

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The first picture is some military plane (I think).  We saw it quite a few places unless there were more of them.  

 


Friday afternoon post

My friend is currently getting ready and we are going out to North Myrtle Beach today.  He ordered something to be delivered up there and we are heading that way.  We should be going to Goodwill and Salvation Army thrift stores up that way. I'm hoping for us to eat at King's Famous Pizza, but I'm not sure yet.  I would also like to go to Tuesday Morning.  It's dangerous but it's so much fun to shop! lol

I was watching the ocean a bit ago and saw a banana boat that kept stopping.  The people on the banana boat kept falling and jumping into the water. I've never seen that before.  Drama at the beach. :p. I took some pictures of the sky just a moment ago because it was so pretty.  Enjoy.  

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Isn't the sky in that first picture just gorgeous!  The clouds in the last one are cool too. It's a beautiful day here for sure. ^_^


Saturday evening...

Last nightly post from Myrtle Beach. :(   We went to North Myrtle Beach and went to King's Famous Pizza.  We haven't eaten there in quite a while.  It was delicious.  After eating, we went across the road to the Goodwill.  I found a few small things.  A set of binder divider pages, A little notepad thingee, and a cute fabric jack o lantern fridge magnet.  My friend carried me by Starbucks in Myrtle. Yay!  I got a grande Cascara latte and it was delicious as always.  I've been to this Starbucks location only once before. It's a cute little location.

We headed back here and I sat down to post this.  I'm going for a walk on the beach and then pack most of my stuff.  I have all the things I bought already packed except for one t-shirt and I'm planning on wearing that home tomorrow.  I bought it the day I went to the Gay Dolphin.  I've gotten several shirts on the last few trips from there and they seem to hold up nicely.  

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Monday evening

We went out to eat at Victoria's and it was delicious as always.  I took a picture of my food to share. lol . I got the special.  Two pork chops, and three sides. I got mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese.  It was so good!  We left there and went to North Myrtle Beach to the Goodwill.  I got a cool Starbucks stainless tumbler, two coffee mugs, a puzzle, a nice purse (not a Fossil lol), a mini Jack o lantern bag, and a ceramic Jack o' lantern.  I also got to get to go to the new Starbucks that is at North Myrtle beach!  It was nice.  I took two pictures in there, but only one took, so I'm sharing it.  I am going to rest a bit and then I think I'm going for a beach walk.  Well, I know I'm going for one tonight, I'm just not sure exactly when. :P

OH! We also went to Tuesday Morning! I got a cool sticker book, three packages of washi and a package of notebooks. :P

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A day of puzzling and relaxing

I started a new puzzle today and did a lot more on it than I had planned.  I was only going to do the outline and the sky.  I started on one of the buildings and ended up doing them all. I only have the tulips to do tomorrow.  I only have two more puzzles after this. Oh no! I have one left from my Dollar Tree trip and the new one I got yesterday at Dollar General.  I am hoping to find a bunch of puzzles on the beach trip next month!  I got 21 puzzles on the last trip, I'm hoping to get at least than many in September. lol

I ran out to do a quick errand this evening and my car was actually doing well.  I'm not saying it always will, but at least it was working well this afternoon. Of course my silly butt didn't go to Starbucks while I was out.  I figured that what money I have on my card, I can save for the beach trip.  My friend finally picked which place we are staying.  We are staying in Myrtle, so I'll be taking my daily walk to the ocean front Starbucks. ^_^ It's a nice little location.  The best view and the best coffee.

I also hope to go to a new Starbucks that I spotted last year near the end of our trip in North Myrtle.  When my friend and I go up to North Myrtle, I am going to ask him to take me to it so I can cross off another new Starbucks. ^_^

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Hello again!

I'm back again.  After I'd been here a while, my friend wanted to go out. First he was going down to the beach, but then he changed his mind and we went out. lol We went up to North Myrtle Beach and he went to the pawn shop and then we went to Goodwill.  I found some pajama bottoms, (three pair) and two vintage 750 piece puzzles.  I hope all the pieces are there!  I really liked the pictures on them.  They were not sealed, so I was taking a chance, but I think it will be worth it.  The puzzles are Guild puzzles made by Whitman! That is a brand I remember seeing a lot when I was young.  I think having them for that alone is pretty cool.  I hope they are complete!

The Goodwill at NMB is right next door to a Dollar General and we went over there.  I needed some batteries for my camera and a compact.  I also bought a cute bath sponge shaped like a popsicle! :p . After we left there, we headed for Victoria's to eat.  That was delicious and filling.  I got the special.  Pork chops and three sides!  They brought me two delicious pork chops and I got two mashed potatoes and one Mac and cheese as my sides.  It was delicious!  Sooo much food and only 7.99!  My friend got a breakfast platter that had 3 eggs, 3 pancakes, 3 sausage patties, and 3 strips of bacon!  6.99!!!!  Wow.  Good food for a great price.  We were both stuffed. lol . My pork chops were delicious.  

After we left there, we headed back here.  It was still light when we got here, but it's dark now.  I'm sitting on the balcony looking out at the ocean and towards the 2nd ave. pier.  It's lit up and pretty at night.  I would like to walk out on it at night.  I should check their hours.  I would love to go out during the day and then go back at night.  Some piers will stamp your hand so you can come and go all day.  I'll look into that.

I want to visit the Ripley's Believe it or Not museum that is at the Pavilion area.  It's 19.99 a ticket, but I found a coupon for $3.00 off.  I'll decide in the next few days and see what I decided to do.  I'm not sure yet.  I do plan to go out on at least one of the piers.  I just haven't decided which one, yet!


Yes, I am aware!

Yes, I know I didn't post yesterday. Sorry about that.  I didn't do much of anything yesterday!  I skipped my walk because I thought my friend and I might walk.  He was off from yesterday until Monday.  He didn't want to walk, so I missed out on my walk.  Oops!  It was made worse by the fact that I couldn't walk today because of rain and the threat of bad weather.  Oh well! I'll walk tomorrow and it will be okay.

To show you how lazy I was yesterday, I didn't even do anything for Camp NaNo!  I made up for it tonight.  I wrote over 1000 words.  I'm almost to 15,000 now and I only set the goal for myself of 20,000 so I'm doing quite well.

I went out this evening to hit a Pokestop as I was on a streak and I didn't want to break it.  I went out yesterday long enough to do that too.  While I was out today, it had started clearing off, so I headed to Starbucks. :P . I went through the drive-thru and got my favorite, a cascara latte.  It was delicious as usual and I had a nice convo with the barista at the drive-thru about he new award program. (No one was behind me and we were waiting on my drink!)

My puzzle is not going very well.  I got ONE piece in yesterday and today? Two. ^^; Seriously.  It's so frustrating!  When I get one, it takes so long to get it that I get tired of looking and give up. lolI told my friend tonight that I was tempted to toss it back in the box again! :P

I've been looking up old puzzles on eBay. I've found a bunch I really like but with shipping, the price is too high!  Just about every puzzle I see that like has a price tag of at least $8 and the shipping is usually $10 or more.  Plus, I am always looking for sealed boxes.  I don't want to do one and find a piece missing!  That is so frustrating.   I love that people have some really cool older puzzles on there that are still sealed.  I see many I want, but with shipping, I just can't afford it.  It's funny, I saw one puzzle that I bought at Dollar General for $5.  They only wanted $3 for theirs but the shipping was at least $10.  Oh well, I'll keep looking.  I prefer puzzles with actual pictures instead of illustrations.  There are some gorgeous ones in the Big Ben brand on eBay.  Big Ben is the brand of the puzzle I did earlier this month with the white bark trees.  I know they make good quality puzzles.

I'm sort of down in the dumps this weekend.  Why?  Well, for the past two years, my friend and I have gone to North Myrtle Beach on Easter weekend.  We didn't go this year.  I would so love to be there!  Well, the trip at the end of May, beginning of June isn't too far off.  It just seems like forever!  I am working on a packing list for the trip in my bujo and I already have the majority of my beach fun bingo set up. I just need to pick three more things to add to the board for it to be complete.

 


Evening post!

So, I spent some balcony time this afternoon after getting back to the room.  My friend and I went out after that.  We went to North Myrtle Beach.  I wanted to go to Tuesday Morning and I got to go!  I got a planner and some inserts from a different kind of planner.  I also got some washi. :p We went to the Goodwill while we were up there.  I usually find stuff I want at that one, but this time I didn't. Oh well.  

We went to Sonic for dinner and it was good.  We hit the grocery store to pick up a few things we needed after that.  Now, I'm sitting in the room on my bed relaxing.  I like my planner.  I am going to see if I can't get some more stuff for it.  I'm hoping the inserts that I got will work for a planner I have at home.  The planner I bought was one I've never seen. It's got weird rings.  It's pretty though . It's green and has Hello on the cover.  The receipt says "Planner Hell" LOL!

I am going to take a beach walk later, I am not sure when.  Sometime between now and midnight.  I still need to do my French lesson.  I guess I can do that after I finish posting this.  I might go out on the balcony for a bit.  My friend is watching tv and it's way too loud.  I already have a headache and it's not helping at all. 

Oh, I forgot to mention I got to go to the Starbucks at NMB.  It's one of my favorite stores.  I was able to get a stack of gift cards that I didn't have.  Yay! ^___^


Sunday, or a week from now I'll be at the beach! :D

Yes, that is right.  We are leaving for the beach next Sunday.  I'm ready to go now. lol One more week to wait.  Ahh!  So, as for today, I got my walk in.  I really did not want to walk today, but I did it anyway.  I got home and did my workouts and then my French.  I had lunch and thought about going out for a bit, but I didn't.  I stayed in the rest of the day.  Now that it is evening, I'm tempted to go out for a bit! lol . I don't have any money to go anywhere and buy anything, but I could ride around a bit.  I may or may not do that.  Who know with me?

It's too late to go to Starbucks or I would go there. :p . Also, I want to save what money I have on my card for the trip.  I have a free drink and I'm close to another.  I'd like to save the money I have so I can have it during my trip.  I have a lot of bills this month so it's going to be difficult financially.  I'll have to watch my spending at the beach for sure.  I can't go crazy buying goodies!  

I do have one thing planned.  I want to get a cute whale sticker for my phone.  They are only a few bucks.  I also hope to find some Starbucks cards.  Those are free, so that won't be a problem.  I remember last year I was able to get six new cards while at the beach.  That was also when I found out that you could get them without loading them! Thanks Starbucks barista at North Myrtle Beach!  She was also the one that got me a coffee passport. ^__^


Last night at the beach....

Good grief. I just typed up a post and it disappeared when I tried to publish it. I’m going to type this one up in a note app so that if that happens again, I don’t lose all my work! UGH! So, let me see if I can remember what I posted…

So, I am sitting on the balcony and I just finished some delicious Hungry Howie’s pizza. We just got back to the room a little while ago. Where did we go? Well, when we left, we went to Dairy Queen and got some food. We then headed to North Myrtle Beach to go to Tuesday Morning. I absolutely LOVE Tuesday Morning! I got a lot of rolls of individual washi, a plastic jar of craft stuff, and a cool journal with the Eiffel Tower on it and Paris. I really didn’t need another journal, but I couldn’t pass this one up. It was on sale and it was cool! It’s a pretty good size, too.

As I’m sitting here typing this, some dudes on the beach and setting off fireworks and it’s great1 They did it last night too, but they have more tonight! lol I just saw them go running in, the police might be coming. I hope they come back and set off some more!

Okay, so we went to Tuesday Morning and I got goodies. Then we went by a pawn shop that my friend likes and he found a vintage album. After that, we headed to Broadway at the Beach. It’s got shops, rides, restaurants, and all kinds of stuff. It’s huge. We went to a couple of stores that we like and I got Starbucks! ;p There is a Starbucks in there that I’ve never been to. That makes four new ones this trip for my Starbucks tracker. Yay!

I got a caramel Frappuccino since it was so hot. Broadway is all open air with each shop with a separate entrance. After we got in the car at Broaday, I ordered the pizza from Hungry Howie’s. I signed up for their rewards several years back on a trip here, and I had a free medium, two topping pizza. I ordered that and we picked it up on our way back to the room. My half was delicious!

It’s been lightning here since I’ve been writing this. I felt a drop of rain a minute ago and it smells like rain. Maybe that is why the guys went in. I hope they’ll come back out later and shoot off more fireworks! We leave in the morning. We usually don’t get out of the hotel until right at check out time. I might post in the morning before we leave, and I may not. I will probably pack up tonight. We’ll see.

Okay, this actually turned out longer than the post I had already done! :p I’ll leave you with three pictures I took. Two inside and one outside of the Starbucks at Broadway. Nevermind.  I've tried four times.  The wifi here sucks!

 


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.


Last full day. :(

Today is our last full day here.  We check out and head out in the morning unfortunately.  I slept a little longer today than yesterday.  I got up and walked.  I stopped at a McDonald's and got a couple of biscuits for my breakfast and then walked to Starbucks to get a cascara latte.  ^_^  It was delicious.  I was able to get a spot to sit too, so that was great.  I stayed there long enough to drink my coffee and then walked on.  I went to Tuesday Morning.  I got two rolls of cute washi, some stickers, and metal card case holder with JFK on it.  As in JFK airport.  They also had LHA for London's Heathrow airport.  I thought they looked cool.  I got the JFK one because I'm a Kennedy fan.

I left there and headed back towards the hotel.  I found the perfect coffee mug in a King's beachwear store.  I had been looking at coffee cups in every beach store I went in.  This one was cheaper than the others I'd liked and so cute.  Unfortunately it had a chip and a crack. :(  I didn't get it.  It was the only one they had, too.  I was so sad.  I went in several other beachwear stores around there, but none of them had it either.

I finally got back to the room and relaxed a bit.  I went to the lobby and filled my tumbler with coffee.  I went to sit on the balcony for a bit, but then decided to go out on the beach.  I carried my beach towel, my coffee, and my backpack.  I had my trip journal and my bujo in my backpack.  I sat on the beach for a while and just enjoyed it.  I took pictures.  I'll share a few with you here:

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It's been a nice little trip, but it's gone by way too fast.  We are heading out for dinner in a bit.  Not sure where we are going to eat yet.  


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I am sitting on my balcony of the room with my Starbucks tumbler filled with delicious hotel lobby coffee. lol  I woke up at 6 am this morning.  Yikes! My friend was up too, and he pulled up the #ScoobyNatural episode of Supernatural. I've never watched the show before, but I'm a long time Scooby fan so I had to see it.  It was hilarious.  I loved it.  After watching that, I was totally awake and he was asleep!  I said phooey on this.  I'm not going to sit in the room and be quiet until he gets up.  I decided I'd take an early walk.  That is exactly what I did.  A six mile walk baby! I walked to the Starbucks and back.  Let me tell you about that.

So, I get to the Starbucks. I've been to this one once before.  Nice location, busy.  I get up to the counter and I ask the barista if they happened to still have any cascara sryup left.  i figured he'd say, no.  Well, he says, "We just got that back in."  I goggled at him and said, "Are you SERIOUS"!?!?!?!?!"  lol  He said he was, so I ordered my beloved cascara latte with almond milk.  I got a venti since I had free drinks.  OMG was it delicious.  I was so happy.  That first sip just soothed my soul.  Ive been smiling ever since.  I sat in there while i drank my deliciousness.  I wrote in my trip journal and posted to Insta.  I then headed back.  I did stop in one Bargain Beachwear store but i didn't see anything I wanted... well... I saw a lot of things I wanted, but i only have twenty dollars on this trip. lol  I got baqck to the hotel and stopped in the lobby to fill my Starbucks tumbler with coffee.  The coffee here is just as good as I remember it from last year.  

I am sitting here squinting in the sun typing this.  i see people walking two cute weiner dogs on the beach. I love those weiners!  I got to pet and love on an adorable Golden Retriever at Starbucks.  She was a sweet old girl.   I'm not sure when my friend will wake up.  I'm starving as I've only had my latte, this coffee I'm drinking now and a granola bar that I carried with me.  I have leftover pizza from a late night order, but we have no plates to heat it up on. lol


I'm at the beach, baby!

We got here earlier today and checked in to our hotel.  Sadly, I didn't fill my coffee tumbler when we got here.  Later, when I went back to the lobby to fill up my tumbler, there was no coffee! I'm dying here.  I really hope there is some in the morning because there is no coffee maker in the room.   I need some coffee like right now.  If this post makes no sense, blame it on the fact that I haven't had enough coffee today.  I did take some pictures.  I'll share one and then finish this post while I'm still making some kind of sense. lol

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Beautiful view, yes?


I'm at the beach, baby!

We got here earlier today and checked in to our hotel.  Sadly, I didn't fill my coffee tumbler when we got here.  Later, when I went back to the lobby to fill up my tumbler, there was no coffee! I'm dying here.  I really hope there is some in the morning because there is no coffee maker in the room.   I need some coffee like right now.  If this post makes no sense, blame it on the fact that I haven't had enough coffee today.  I did take some pictures.  I'll share one and then finish this post while I'm still making some kind of sense. lol

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Beautiful view, yes?