I slept a little later today than I have been all week. I got up at 10:30, the same time I do at home. I ate some leftover pizza. We ordered some late last night. I walked to the Pavilion / Sky Wheel area. I went to the Gay Dolphin. I got several small things, a cute little wallet that I looked at last trip, and a shirt. I left there and hit the boardwalk and walked to the 2nd Avenue Pier. I was going to go out on the pier, but when I got up to where you pay to go out, there were too many people. I decided to not go out on the pier. I came back here and changed shirts and sat down to cool off and relax a bit. I'm going to share some pictures I took and then heat up some more left over pizza!
So, I walked to the Pavilion area. I went to the Gay Dolphin again. I got some shells, a few post cards, and some individual shells. I walked all over the store. There is so much in there. Oh! I also got a squashed penny from a machine. I walked back down Ocean Blvd and then I went out to 17 for a bit and then back to Ocean blvd. I went across to the ocean. I took my shoes off and walked back down the beach to the hotel.
It's a beautiful day out there but it's so hot. I'm sitting in the room cooling off and posting. I have my phone charging. It's got down to 28%. Yikes! It's now full. I just checked. lol I took quite a lot of pictures on the beach. I thought I'd share a few with you.
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.
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!
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.
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!
I can't believe that it's Saturday and my last full day here. I'm going to miss waking up and sitting on my bed looking out at the beautiful ocean view! I don't want to go home at all! It's another gorgeous day here, too. I think we are going to hit a breakfast buffet today. After that, I'm coming back here to relax and enjoy my last day here. My friend is going to a few places he wants to go that I don't really care about. I'll enjoy a day of just relaxing in the room. We'll probably hit the beach this afternoon as we didn't go down yesterday. We did take our nightly walk on the beach, though.
As for walking, I did a lot yesterday. I walked to 17 to a few stores and then came back here. I stayed in the room a bit and then decided to go to the Pavilion area again. I went to Bargain Beachwear and got yet another hoodie. :P I went to I Love Sugar and got some candy. I walked back and was happy to relax until we went out to dinner! I was so tired after all that. I played Pokemon Go while I was out and I actually caught four new ones. Yeah! That was cool.
As of right now, I'm drinking some delicious coffee and waiting on my friend to get up and get ready to go to breakfast. I am ready for all you can eat BACON! LOL
I can't believe how fast this week is going. Yesterday after I posted my blog post, I went walking. I went from here to the old Pavilion area. I went in the Gay Dolphin gift cove. I love that store! I walked down to a Starbucks and I got a drink and a breakfast sandwich. I sat in to enjoy and then headed back. My walk was almost 7 miles. I came back here and relaxed for a bit. I did my workouts and then rested some more. We finally got to go to dinner close to 7 pm. We ate at Red Robin. We headed down towards Garden City / Murrell's Inlet and got ice cream at Painters. It was good. We were going to walk a bit down there, but it started to rain. We headed back here.
Later, we walked on the beach. That was nice. It was overcast most of the day yesterday, but today is looking pretty sunny. I hope it stays that way. If I get to walk today, I'd like to get a little sun. :}
What a day! I am tired! I've gotten in 35,000 steps and over 15 miles! I walked from the hotel to the Sky Wheel. I didn't ride on it today, though. I did go to the Gay Dolphin gift cove! I thought they would have some iron on patches, but they didn't! :( I guess I'll have to order some online. I was sure I'd be able to find a Myrtle Beach one. Oh well. I'll keep looking.
I also went to a store called, I Love Sugar. :D I got a box of mints with "Ann" on them and a package of Charm's candy. I haven't seen Charm's in many, many years. I just had to get them. I visited two Starbucks that I passed along the way. I was looking for gift cards that I don't have to add to my collection. At one of the Starbucks, I found a really cool 2016 Chinese New Year - Year of the Monkey. I'm a Monkey, so that was that much cooler! :)
I had walked over 8 miles before I found a working drink machine. That was one delicious Coca Cola! I finished my walk and came back to the room. My friend and I went out later for dinner. We ate at a local place that had good reviews. It's called Burky's and it was great! It's a burger/hot dog/fry place. We went to a Target and to Tanger Outlet. We also went to a local ice cream spot called Painters. They are popular! We had to wait in a long line, but they didn't take too long.
We came back here and I realized that I had 30,000 steps. I thought that I would try for 35,000 for the day. I made it! :) I went for a walk on the beach. That got me to the 35,000 mark. Actually, I'm 35,168 at the moment! I'm charging the Fitbit now as it's battery is low.
I need to do another picture post, but I might wait until I get home and post them all to Flickr. I might post some tomorrow if I can get to post before so late! I am really tired and looking forward to going to bed tonight! :)
I got a late start walking. I kept putting it off and putting it off. I finally got my butt going and headed down Ocean Blvd. I ended up at the Sky Wheel! It was five miles both ways, but it was worth it. I went into the Gay Dolphin while I was there. I got a few little things and then walked to the wheel. My friend and I rode it once before on another trip at night. I'd never ridden it during the day, so I got a ticket and went for a ride. It was so pretty during the day! My first beach picture post has a few pictures from that. I enjoyed the ride and it gave me a chance to relax and cool off for a few minutes. (The gondolas are air conditioned!) After I got off the wheel, I went through their little gift shop. I saw bottled water and it had a Sky Wheel label on it. I thought, water and a souvenir in one. I took it too the counter and almost fell over when she said $2.70! I didn't say anything, I just paid it and went on my merry way.
I walked the five miles back to the hotel and changed into dry clothes. It may have been September at the beach, but the weather was like high summer! I relaxed for a bit and then my friend and I headed out for dinner. We finally got the Dairy Queen we'd wanted earlier in the week. There was a putt putt place next to it and we went to it. It was called Cancun Lagoon. We played putt putt there for quite a while. Afterwards, we went back to DQ so I could get a sundae. My friend stopped at Cook Out and got himself a shake. We also got a few things to eat later. We headed back to the room. I was going to the pool, but when I got down there, there were way too many people. I decided to just walk on the beach and then go back to the room. We ordered a really late night pizza (11:30!). I ate a couple of pieces and then crashed. I had a long tiring day. :)
I ate a sandwich in the room and headed out for my walk. I walked fifty blocks and ended up near the Sky Wheel. I didn't make it all the way to the Sky Wheel however. I walked the long, long way back I came back to the room and spend some balcony time, took a bath, and headed back out. I went to Jimmyz again and had another bowl. Yummy!
I walked some more and then went back to the room. Later, my friend and I went to Murrell's Inlet to the Dead Dog Saloon. It's my favorite place to go when at the beach. We were seated on the outside deck area. During the meal, it began getting windy and they moved everyone from the deck area inside. Good thing too, because it started raining. I got a DDS t-shirt and we headed back to the room. On the way, we saw the "HOT" sign on at Krispy Kreme and stopped in for a dozen donuts. DOOOOONUTTTS. After we got back to the room, I went down to the beach since I hadn't been on it all day. I crashed a bit early because I wasn't feeling great.