Friday, July 30, 2010


This is my Myrtle Beach vacation post,
which I started on July 17,
the day after I returned.
I am just now finishing it on July 30.

I spent the week of July 10-15 at Myrtle Beach, S.C.
It was my first visit to the beach.
I am not a beach person.
I love to vacation in the WV mountains.
I decided that I wanted to see the ocean....
if only just this one time....
to see  another part of
God's wonderful creation.

My youngest daughter and her family
have gone to the beach every summer
for probably the past 15 years.
My son-in-law works at Red Roof Inn
and gets free lodging at any Red Roof Inn.
His immediate family members get lodging
at half price, making it possible for me
to afford the trip, especially since my
oldest daughter went and we split the cost.

I did not enjoy the trip.
It was a long trip....about 500 miles,
and the traffic was very heavy in parts.
I was glad that my daughter wanted
to do all of the driving.

God had just blessed me with a used
2010 Kia Forte with very little mileage,
therefore providing a good means of transportation.
Below are pictures I took when we stopped
at one of the rest areas in South Carolina.

That long trip was worth it.
My first sight of the ocean was just awesome.
I walked along the beach and let the waves
come up on my feet.
The breeze was so nice.
Since the temperature was hot,
I visited the beach early in the day
and late in the day when it
was cooler.

Below are a few of the many pictures
that I took of the beach, ocean and waves....

I so enjoyed the time spent with my granddaughters.
I enjoyed seeing them have such a good time.
They walked out into the waves.

Below is a list of some of the things that I did while there:

Visited Ripley's Aquarium

Saw Toy Story III in 3D.

Shopped at a huge indoor flea market.

Shopped at several of the many shops along King's Highway.

Walked out on two different piers...awesome!

Walked on the beach almost every day.

Played games at an arcade with my granddaughters.

My Myrtle Beach vacation was most likely a
once in a lifetime event for me.
I truly enjoyed seeing all the sights...
especially the ocean.


Terri said...

Really glad you had a good time mom, we really enjoyed having you all with us! One of our most memorable beach trips.

Janet, said...

Glad you had a good time. We haven't went anywhere this summer...yet. I've never been to Myrtle Beach, but went to Florida once with my then boyfriend (now husband) and his family.

Twisted Fencepost said...

You were in SC??? Did you wave as you drove by??? Is that rest area the one just as you cross from NC to SC on I-77? If so, I know it well.
I have been to the same flea market several times. I love Myrtle Beach! Especially the campgrounds right on the beach. You haven't had fun until you stay at a campground on the beach. LOL
Not in a tent!!! It's too hot. We pull our camper down and take our dogs too. The environment is so much friendlier at the campgrounds.
I have been to the beach several times since leaving WV. But not nearly as many as I'd like.
The beach is so relaxing to me. The waves, the wind, the sand, the birds....just relaxing for me. I hope you get to go again someday! And I'm glad you enjoyed this visit!

Sharon Brumfield said...

I am so glad you had a great time. No, the beach is not my favorite place to vacation either. But our family has made the trip to Hatteras,NC since hubby likes to dive and I like lighthouses. It is a quiet place and I love to see the sun going down over the ocean. I do not like the feel the salt leaves on my skin....but there is something special about trips to this area.
Your pictures are the one with the sea grass.(I guess that is what it is called)
Glad your trip was filled with memories you will treasure.

Denise said...

I love love love the ocean and I think I could even smell that looking at your pictures! So glad you got away and enjoyed yourself. Enjoy every day my friend, life is wonderful !

Linda said...

If I could I would buy a house on the beach. I love the sound of the ocean as I lay in bed going to sleep. Walking on the beach I feel as if God is walking beside me. We had a timeshare at Daytona for many years. How I miss those vacations.
Glad you had a good time.

I've started a new blog and hope to be back in the swing of blogging.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Shirley,
I am back from my blog break and wanted to stop by,and say Hi.
I am so glad you enjoyed your trip to Myrtle beach. If you traveled I95you were probably a few miles from our home.
It has been so hot this summer, Myrtle beach has a lot to see, but like you I prefer the mountains. I know your granddaughters really enjoyed it.

Denise said...

Just coming by to say hey! Hope you are having a wonderful week..

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Shirley,
Just checking to see how you are doing, haven't seen a post from you. I hope you are enjoying your late summer days.

Dee said...

Hi, I just got back from South Carolina. I was in the Buefort area.It is a beautiful place. :)

Dee said...

Hi, Just stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas. I pray all is well with you and that you will soon be back to your blog. Dee

mj said...

Awww... (: Happy New Year Keevy! And keep blogging! I'm still your faithful reader!

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