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North America » United States » South Carolina » Myrtle Beach September 23rd 2020

Yes, the time has come to bid our family adieu, take our packed bags and leave their warm and comforting homes for our good, old, stand-by RV. We knew this day was coming but once it arrived, it seemed too soon and too sad. Goodbyes are never easy....much too we stick with “so long until we meet again.” We are so grateful to our children for putting us up and putting up with us this summer. We had a great time. It was such a joy being with all our children and grandchildren at one time or another. We can’t thank them all enough for all the good times we shared and the cherished memories we made. We love our family. Our last family gathering was called our Texas Hot party. Most everyone gathered together ... read more
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Texas Hot food for our Texas Hot party
Cory & me with our grandson, Ryan

Said good bye to Kyle and Rebecca in Savannah this morning and enjoyed an easy (but slow) ride up 95. Love traveling when I'm not in a hurry, it is much more enjoyable. My condo, directly on the beach was ready when I arrived. I'm on the 19th floor and boy - what a view! What an awesome beach day, sunny and and strong breeze. I love the ocean, the strength, the raw, natural power - it is in command and one must bow to it's majesty and respect it. Myrtle Beach is definitely a party spot. Everyone here is respectful and doing their social distancing. Had dinner at RipTydz and loved the atmosphere and the great, happy vibe of kids, couples and families enjoying their freedom after the lock down. 2020 has been such ... read more
Savannah to Myrtle Beach - Day 2
Myrtle Beach - View from my Room
High Surf under Pier 14

Today was a beautiful day in Myrtle Beach. Weather was perfect, the ocean was warm, and the atmosphere was one of normalization: people being people again, most respecting other peoples' spaces. Spent the day with long-time friends, Jim and Maureen Purcell. Jim was my Sergeant and then Lieutenant at the Attleboro Police Department, some 40 years ago. We reminisced about "the old days" way back, when things were so different, especially in light of recent policing news. It's great to catch up with people we were so close with, a tight-knit group of some mostly really great, caring officers. Jim is now a TSA training officer and Maureen works at "The Alabama Theater", the greatest live variety show in Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach is a great vacation resort on the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina ... read more
Jim and Maureen Purcell
Seaglass Tower - Blue Green Vacations
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Perfect beach weather in Myrtle Beach today; sunny, warm and a steady breeze. Walked the boardwalk this morning, saw a few homeless people sleeping on benches, and distant fog hanging along the northern shore. Found a Dunkin Donut about a half mile away, but had to settle for an apple fritter since they didn't make breakfast sandwiches. Tomorrow I will find a real one and not succumb to that temptation again. Chilled this morning and read my book on the beach, walked in the water along the shore and watched the families as they arrived for a day of fun. Happy Father's Day to all you fathers out there. Myrtle Beach has a long history with pavilions built in 1902 and amusement parks built on 11 acres in the 1930's. They danced the state dance "The ... read more
Sunrise in Myrtle Beach
Morning Fog hugging the coast
Walking the boardwalk

Arrived in Myrtle Beach SC about 4:00 PM after about 221 miles. I was blessed many times on the way down from NC, but the holy water 💦 didn’t last long and never enough that I needed any of my rain gear. The temp hit a high of 91 but for most of the ride the temp was in the low 80’s. The rain actually felt refreshing at times. I booked the Marriott Resort at Grand dunes. I originally booked one night but wisely decided to extend my stay for two nights before heading out In search of the perfect pint. I ended up at “The Ole Irish Pub” down in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Proprietor Jimmy Byrne (sp?) of Dublin. While I try the Guinness at the pubs I visit- the Guinness quest isn’t ... read more
Good sign when you can put your initials in the foam
Josh and Paul the Bartenters du Jour
Jim Brynes and Jim Ruetz

April 2019 With the Spring months rolling in, my wife and I were starting to get the craving to go to the beach. We hadn't had a chance to go at all that year, and the incoming warm weather was looking like the perfect opportunity for us to finally get away. However, the problem with last minute trips to the beach is the outrageous prices for beachside hotels. We looked at AirBnB but had no luck considering it was just days away until the weekend. I guess that's what we get for trying to book last minute... Suddenly, we got an idea! What if we camped! Being an East Tennessee native, camping was a regular thing for us, and we had all the equipment necessary, but we had never camped anywhere other than the mountains; this ... read more

North America » United States » South Carolina » Myrtle Beach September 10th 2018

Whenever my husband and I get the opportunity, we enjoy taking long weekend trips together. Sometimes we go with the children and other times, if we have family members willing to help keep them, we will sneak away for some alone time. A few weeks ago, we were fortunate enough to travel to Myrtle Beach and nearby Wilmington, North Carolina for a long weekend to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. In the decade that we have been married, we have gone every February to this area of the Carolina coast. However, this past year we were not able to go on our annual beach vacation because my husband had just changed jobs and didn’t have the time off accrued yet. So, this was a little delayed but a much appreciated respite! We stayed where we always ... read more
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Calabash Seafood Hut
Rose Hill Inn Room

Ever since I’ve known my husband, I’ve traveled with him and his family to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina every single summer. That means I’ve gone with them 15 times! For the first 10 years or so, we always rented out the same single-family house at Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. This particular stretch of shoreline is incredibly sweet and special, separated from the mainland by a long, scenic bridge that stretches over the sound. Ocean Isle is incredibly family-friendly, with an on-site ice cream shop, a few beach gear stores, two great diner restaurants and a bike rental shop that we always stop in first thing. It’s also home to my hands-down favorite beach treat, Sunset Slush! For the uninitiated, Sunset Slush is similar to a slushie, but a firmer consistency that’s more akin to sorbet. ... read more
Family Dinner at Nearby Murrells Inlset
Crazy Fries at Iggy's

Jeudi trois Août, je me reveille vers 9 heures, il y a du soleil, mais on voit beaucoup de nuages au loin. On laisse les enfants dormir et on en profite pour ranger un peu nos affaires. On les reveille quand même vers onze heures, si on veut profiter un peu de la plage. Mais avant cela, ce matin, on va faire un petit plongeon dans la piscine de la résidence, il n'y a pas grand monde, on en profite donc avec Clément. Mais après vingt minutes, quelques gouttes se mettent à tomber, on rentre à l'appartement, il fait très chaud et très humide, on est bien sous un climat subtropical. Depuis la terrasse, on admire la pluie tomber en espérant que ca passe vite. Mais après avoir mangé, il pleut toujours, et désormais le ciel ... read more
Broadway at the Beach
Broadway at the Beach
Broadway at the Beach - Magasin de peluches

Mercredi deux Août, neuf heures du matin, on charge nos bagages dans la voiture et on part, direction Myrtle Beach en Caroline du Sud, un long trajet de plus de 700 kilomètres sur la I95. Visiblement, les américains ne sont pas très disciplinés sur la vitesse. Je roule scrupuleusement à la vitesse indiquée et tout le monde me double. Vers midi, on est à Richmond, capitale de la Virginie. On quitte l'autoroute pour acheter de quoi manger, mais on perd facilement une heure à chercher un supermarché, à se garer et à ressortir de la ville. On s’arrête quelques kilomètres plus loin pour manger nos «fameux» sandwiches tellement appréciés des enfants. Après plusieurs heures de route, il faut reprendre de l'essence. Ici, il faut d'abord passer à la caisse pour pré-payer. On annonce le montant que ... read more

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