Beach trip memories
Monday, April 17, 2017
Okay, so on Thursday morning, I got up at 6:30. Our plan was to be on the road by 7. My friend was running behind so it was about 8:30 when we finally got going. We had breakfast from Hardee's. He picked it up on the way and we ate in the car at my house before heading out.
We didn't stop until we got to Rockingham North Carolina. There is a Shell gas station there that also has a convenience store. We always stop here to get gas, use the restroom, and get a snack. I got a water and a Reese's. Yum! We headed on and got to our hotel at North Myrtle Beach around 1 pm. We were able to check it immediately and went to our room. I was a nice little room on the fifth floor. We unpacked and then decided to order pizza. An hour later, no pizza. We called and then said, "It was just coming out of the oven." After several other excuses. We cancelled it and ordered from somewhere else. That actually came and we ate. I had mine on the balcony so I could enjoy the ocean while eating.
That evening, we went to Dollar Tree. I was able to get three packs of mini washi. :) Also, there was a Starbucks across the street from the shopping center we were at, so I got myself a caramel macchiato. :D We also went to a Goodwill and I got a really cool package of stickers and rub ons. There were a LOT of them in there and I paid 6.99 for them. There was some great stuff in there. I'll do a picture post tomorrow and show all the goodies.
We walked on the beach for a bit that night and then crashed not long after. Friday morning, we got a late start and we wanted breakfast, so we went to a restaurant called Eggs Up Grill. It was pretty good! We went and got some snacks for the room at a Dollar General and then went back to the room. We took ourselves out to the beach and set up an umbrella on the beach. We spent about two hours on the beach. I took a lot of pictures!
That evening, we went to go to a Sonic that we had enjoyed last year. Unfortunately it was closed. Torn completely down and a car wash was in it's place! We then decided to check out Red Robin but they were packed. Golden Corral was the same way, so we looked up another Sonic on the GPS and went there. We ordered and about 45 minutes later, we had no food! We tracked down one of the car hops and she went to check. It was 'wrong' and they had to re-make part of it but the other part had been sitting. We asked to just cancel the order and get a refund. They came out with the refund and the food. They had re-made everything fresh. We ate and then went to the Dairy Queen at Myrtle to get some ice cream. We got that and then headed back to the room for the night. We walked on the beach too.
Saturday, we got up in time to make it to Golden Corral while they still had breakfast out. It was right at the time they were switching to lunch, but I was still able to get eggs, bacon, and hash browns. Yay! I also had a couple of their delicious yeast rolls and some cotton candy. LOL! What a combo, eh? After breakfast, we went by the Goodwill again. I was able to get a nice water bottle (stainless and insulated!) for .99! We got back to the room and I decided to walk. My friend stayed at the room as he planned to go on the beach.
I walked out to 17 and walked across the highway to a Bargain Beachwear. I got a shirt, a key chain, a shell bracelet and a little present for my friend back home. I walked down 17 and went into a Tuesday Morning. I got a lot of discounted Smash journal stuff for less than $10! I'll include that in tomorrow's picture post. I then walked on to the Dollar Tree and got three more packs of that thin washi. I also got a water. I was going to get Starbucks, but I decided to just head back to the room.
I went back onto Ocean Boulevard and walked back to the hotel that way. I spent balcony time and relaxed a bit. When my friend was ready to go to dinner, we headed out and decided on King's Famous pizza. We've eaten here on a previous trip. The food and the service were terrific! He got spaghetti and I got my own little pepperoni pizza. Dinner was delicious. We drove up 17 all the way to Little River and then headed back. We got some ice cream at the Sonic at NMB and then went to the room.
I walked on the beach by myself. I didn't stay out long though as I was really tired from my walk earlier and I wanted to get most everything packed up since we would be leaving the next day.
Sunday started with me waking up way too early! I finished my packing and then waited for my friend to get going. We finally got checked out and then went to Bojangles for breakfast. We stopped once more before leaving the beach. We stopped at a gas station in Myrtle that we usually hit going out. After filling up, we went in to use the restroom and he got a soda and a candy bar. I got a coffee and a candy bar.
Speaking of coffee! The hotel didn't have a coffee maker in the room, but luckily, the lobby had a nice coffee maker and fresh coffee brewed all the time. I had some delicious coffee at the beach! I also got to play Pokemon Go every day, too!
We stopped in Rockingham on the way home at the Sandwich Hut. He got more gas, snacks, and took a bathroom break. We then headed home. It was too short of a trip, but it was nice. I'll do a picture post of some of my goodies tomorrow!