Friday, August 21, 2009

Mytle Beach Vacation '09

Okay, okay, stop yelling. I was coming! Would you like to see pictures of our vacation in Myrtle Beach now?

I had never been, never ever. I'd been to Florida so we passed it to our left, but never did we even think about going to Myrtle Beach until someone blogged about it. I must write to the North Carolina tourism people and tell them how valuable blogging is.

So it was BF, his 14-year-old daughter and I. My kids stayed home and watched the doggies (I promised them a trip to the Outer Banks this upcoming week as a matter of fact...always vacationing, that's the way to do it). I had a very relaxing time...spent most of the time in the pool or on the beach. I thought it was kind of strange there wasn't much else to do right there and that you'd have to drive a few miles to see anything, but maybe next time when we have more time.

The hotel was BEAUTIFUL. Here it is right here:


Here it is when you walk across the street:

And here is the back of it:

We were on the sixth floor and if you look directly to the middle, you can see our room. It was a really gorgeous place to stay. Inside (I forgot to take pictures of this), there was an indoor waterpark, slide and everything...I felt like a little kid again!

Now this one above is when you stand on the balcony and look down. I used the zoom on this because it wasn't that close, but you can see how we got to the beach from the hotel. To the left of that wooden walkway were rows of chairs you could sit on but it was too hot. Everyone either was at the beach or in the pool.

This is below our room. If you click on any of the pictures, btw, they'll get larger and you can see them better. This pool was the bomb. What was really neat was all I had to do was look out from the balcony and I could see if there were a million people in there or two or three. The best time to go was 9 a.m. and 9 p.m...barely a soul then, but in the middle of the day, you better be prepared.Get a load of those palm trees!


One of the beach scenes. One thing that is confusing the heck out of me is where was the sea gulls? I'm so used to having sea gulls everywhere, especially at the beach and all I saw was one. Don't know whether it was the fact it was too hot or what but that was really strange. And...no shells...I guess they were there but no good ones. I still loved it, though.


Ahhh, the beach. Nature's playground. Fun in the sun. It was PACKED.

Oh yeah...I'd definitely do it again....

5 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful - especially from where I'm sitting in the cold and wet down here in NZ!

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  2. New Zealand, Cate? Bless your heart!

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  3. Oh I love the beach too Dorothy. We go to Ocean Isle (north of Myrtle) in North Carolina every May. It's great that time of year because it is warm but not too hot and there aren't nearly as many people around. Did you get some great seafood down there? We love eating at Calabash --and right on the bay where they bring the fresh fish in... Talk about FRESH!!! ha...

    Glad you had a wonderful time. Hope you didn't get sunburned.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. Oh it was so hard finding restaurants there, Betsy. We didn't know where we were going so we just drove around until we found one. One had an hour wait so we keep on looking. We ended up at a crappy one. I can't think of the name of it but I had been to one of them in Delaware and it was fabulous. This one was shitty. It was a steak house - wish I could think of the name of it.

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  5. That looks like a fun place to visit. I hope that we can maybe make a trip down the Oregon Coast later this fall, after our new car arrives. The water is a little too cold for me to swim but it is beautiful. And there are seagulls.

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