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Sunday morning post from Myrtle

I went to bed right after midnight and I was able to sleep! I woke up several times during the night, but I fell back asleep each time. It was unbelievably nice to get to sleep like that.  I feel like an actual human today! :P

The hotel here has coffee pots but no coffee for them! AHHHHHHH I will have to go and get some ..soon... lol. The hotel we are going to has single serve coffee makers (if they still have the same ones as when we stayed before) so they should have coffee available.  I'm going to look on Google and see where the closest place is that I can get coffee.  The nearest Starbucks is quite a walk away.  There is a Dunkin closer.  I will decide what to do.  I need to eat something before I go out and I'm not ready to get dressed and go just yet.  I will though as this is the only day we'll be staying this close to the SkyWheel / Pavilion area.  I really want to go to a few storesup that way.  I will pass a Starbucks on the way and there is the Oceanfront one... Mmmmmm Starbucks... 

So, yeah, that is my day so far. LOL I have gotten some sleep and now it's just a time to decide what to do. I just checked and it's 82˚ here today.  Yikes! I think that since this is the day I'll be closest to the Pavilion, I'll go there today.  I just have to get myself up and going.  I know once I eat some leftover pizza and head out, I'll be good.  There are places I can get a snack on the way too, if I want.  Yes, I guess it's Pavilion today.  I'll try to take pictures to share later.

For now, I took a few pictures from the balcony just before coming to post this to share. Enjoy and I'll be back later this afternoon!

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Hopefully on the mend.

I have felt a little better today, but I'm not where near back to normal.  I mainly stayed around the house and didn't do a lot.  I did some work on organizing my Starbucks cards.  I got some new ones at the beach so I wanted to get those all sorted and put in my binder.  I also went through and found that I had some ones with pin intact.  I changed all the ones that I had in my collection that weren't like that.  I also had some 'special' cards and I put them in the other binder.  I was glad to get one task done today! 

I finished one of the books I was reading too.  I just have to finish the one I started on the Kindle waaay back in May.  It's sort of meh, so it's been slow going.  I might skip it and start something else. I haven't decided yet.  I'm just not getting into the story.  I'll give it a few more pages tonight and see if it picks up.

I do have a picture to share.  On the night of the storm at the beach, I walked to the SkyWheel/Pavilion area on the beach like I had been doing and went up on the boardwalk to the Gay Dolphin. I'm pretty sure I already mentioned that, but just in case. :P . When I left the boardwalk and got back on the beach, I took this picture of the Skywheel.  I think it's my favorite picture I took of it while there:

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Saturday morning.

Well then, good morning from Myrtle Beach!  I am up and thinking about going for my walk.  Not sure where I'm going.  Probably to the pavilion area, but I'm not sure.  I'm coming down with a cold dammit.  UGH.  That sucks!  I would take the day to rest, but it's our last full day here. I'll rest tomorrow when I'm home!

We had a doozy of a storm last night.  That dark sky that I posted yesterday was just a warm up.  After that, the sun came back out and it was nice.  Then, the real storm hit.  It was insane out there.  There was lightning (the streak kind too) and heavy rain and really strong winds.  The front of our room (the part I'm in) was leaking!  It was raining so hard with the winds, that the water was coming through the window and door.  My floor is soaking wet still today.  It was nuts.  

The funny thing is, that I was about to go out to 17 to located a mailbox to drop a few things off when I heard this loud thunder.  I went out on the balcony and realized that I was very glad I didn't go out!  After the storm passed, I gave it a chance to completely be gone, and I walked down the beach to the pavilion area.

The beach was mostly deserted, which was nice, but the boardwalk area behind the pavilion was too!  I had a pair of flip flops in my backpack and went up and put them on and went to the Gay Dolphin and walked through.  I then walked back around and to the beach.  The area down there that is usually booming at night was practically deserted.  It was wild.  I saw no one else on the street but a group of about four or five.  In the Gay Dolphin, there was only one couple shopping besides me!  So weird to have the whole store pretty much to myself.  

I walked back here and came in and got settled in for the night.  I'm going to eat something and then head out.  I want to go back to the pavilion area. (Hopefully it won't be too crazy down there with the Sun Fun thing going on.) I might even stop in at the ocean front Starbucks. :P

Here are three pictures from last night.  Two during the storm and one of the Skywheel.  It was lit up, but it wasn't running.  They must have shut it down during the storm and just didn't open it back up.

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Wednesday afternoon

Hello!  I am sitting on the bed in my room waiting on my friend to get ready.  I went for a short walk this morning because he wanted us to get out early today and go to all the Goowills we haven't been to and to the pawn shops for him.  I am always glad to go to Goodwills!  I might find more puzzles. :p

I walked to a Wing's beachwear store on 17.  They were supposed to have a penny smoosh machine, but they had taken it out. Boo!  I walked back and went in another beachwear store called King's. I got a mug that had a little chip so it was marked down to 3.99.  I also got a few decals.  I left there and headed back here. 

We should be heading out pretty soon.  I am hoping to find some goodies today.  We are probably going to get at Dairy Queen for our dinner.  Yum! I'm ready, bring it on now! LOL!  Last night, I walked on the beach all the way down to the Skywheel area! LOL .   I took this picture of it from the beach:

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I took several and was going to post another, but it took me ten minutes to get that one to show. lol  I'll post again this evening. ^_^

 


Whoo!

So, it's just a bit after 2pm and I've already done quite a bit.  I slept pretty well. That was a relief. I did wake up several times in the night like I usually do, but it wasn't too bad.  I got up before my Fitbit went off and fixed some pizza that was leftover from last night.  I had a piece on the balcony and then I had to come in because of how hot it is out there!

I finished up in here and relaxed for a bit.  I then dressed and headed out.  I decided to hit the Boardwalk as it starts right next to our hotel. Yay!  I got on it and walked to the Sky Wheel / Old Pavilion area.  I went in the Gay Dolphin as is tradition.  I bought a couple of shirts in there.  A MB one and a Gay Dolphin one!  I got some stickers and a grab bag, too.  I went across the street to I Love Sugar, but I didn't buy anything.  I went back across and hit the boardwalk and walked down to the ocean front Starbucks.  They didn't look too busy, so I headed in.  I was able to get hte same little table I got when I discovered it in September.  I got a caramel ribbon crunch frappuccion and a trenta sized ice water.  I stayed in there and cooled off and relaxed.  I wrote in my trip journal and drank my frappuccion.  I carried my water with me. 

I walked back along the boardwalk and went in a small beachwear store and then went back out and across the street to check out a Bargain Beachwear.  After that, I went back to the boardwalk and headed back to the room. Oh wait! Before Starbucks, I went up on Pier 14 and got a smooshed penny and got to meet a cute dog.  When I was coming back to the room, I stopped at 2nd Ave Pier and got a a smooshed penny there too.  Oh, and I went in Peaches Corner and got a penny but it came out badly. Boo!

I came back to the hotel and got to meet another cute doggie (they are allowed here) and came up to the room.  I was totally roasting, so I took a cool shower and put on some fresh clothes.  That was nice.  Here are a few pictures I took today to share with you:

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I'll probably do another post this evening.  Until then, enjoy these pictures. :)
 


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. 


Tuesday at the beach.

I'm up early.  Phooey.  I got woken up and now I'm up for the day.  I figured I'd go ahead and do a blog post.  I'm still half asleep, so bear with me. lol I am drinking my first cup of coffee, so that might help.

We went out last night and headed to Murrill's Inlet to the Dead Dog Saloon.  The food was excellent as usual!  I got my regular grilled chicken sandwich.  I add provolone, bacon, and bbq sauce to it.  So yum!  They bring you hush puppies to eat while you wait for your food and they are delicious too.  After we left there, we went to Food Lion and picked up a few things for the room.I went for a nice walk on the beach and played Pokemon Go for a bit.  I came back and watched Forensic Files until I tried to go to bed.  I'm hoping for a full 8 hours sleep tonight.  I doubt I'll get it, but it would be lovely!

I'm probably going to walk to the Pavilion area today.  I'm not sure yet.  It depends on just how hot it is out there.  I want to go to the Gay Dolphin and I'd also like to go to the Starbucks that is up that way.  I still haven't made it to a Starbucks while here. Ahhhh!


Friday reflections....

It's hard to believe that at this time last week, I was at Myrtle Beach!  I wish I was still there.  Unfortunately I'm here.  Last week I walked from our hotel to the Pavilion / Sky Wheel area and back.  That was fun, but it was really hot down there that day.  Let me share a picture that I took along the boardwalk. 

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The pier you see is the 2nd Ave. Pier.  I never went out on it, but I kept meaning to.  Maybe next trip.  I certainly miss that ocean view!