Sunday, April 21, 2013
A Week Away
I spent last week in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Not particularly one of my favorite places. The hubby was golfing. Everyday, all week. There are millions of golf courses there. Okay, maybe not quite that many but close. It was still pretty cool down there. We had nice summery days the last two days. Not beaching weather that's for sure. The water temperature was 63*. Only the brave-hearted dared to go in the water!
A jelly fish washed a shore Not too many at the beach
The pool wasn't very busy either. The brisk breeze made it a little cool for the water.
We did go in the hot tub a couple of evenings.
Had lunch one day at a nice little hamburger joint, Joe's Hamburgers. The burgers were excellent! You tasted the meat not the bun. So many restaurants use those big fancy buns now and all you taste is bread. The walls were plastered with dollar bills that people had written their names and hometowns on. Very interesting... And Dinner at Crabby Mike's Calabash Buffet. Very expensive! I don't eat that much and don't like seafood so I just ate hushpuppies. Delicious! Calabash: means local seafood, lightly crumbed or floured, (no heavy beer batter), and fried quickly
Everyday at about the same time we had two little visitors that appeared at our porch and asked for a bite to eat.
Meet Frick and Frack. She was quite pushy. Flying up to look us in the face to beg! Yes, we gave them bits of bread. Shame on us :(
These hedges were everywhere. Quite stunning. Red leaves until they flowered and then the leaves turn green. Do not have a clue what they are though. There were lots of beautiful flowering trees too but I didn't get a pic of any.
We went to the Lodge Outlet. Beautiful cast iron everything! Beautiful prices too! I got a 12 inch frying pan, a handle mitt and a cleaning brush.
Loads of thrift/charity shops in this area! I only got to go to a few, but got a few nice finds. An old roaster in excellent condition, a nice shirt, a pair of shorts and a golf coffee mug for honey and an old cast iron plaque napkin holder.
All along the road in the south you find little produce stands. All of them selling sweet potatoes and pecans. We stopped on the way home and got a bag of fresh pecans. I see pie in the near future!
For miles we kept seeing signs for Sparky's gifts touting clean restrooms on every one. So we had to stop there too. Glad we got the pecans at the roadside stand, they were very expensive at Sparky's, but they had nice restrooms!
But the best part of the trip was this...
A wonderful, big, organized, clean used bookstore! I went twice! 23 books in all! Your dying to know what gold nuggets I found aren't you?