Tuesday, October 25, 2011

HOME AGAIN: Myrtle Beach 2011

I WANT YOU TO ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE LIKE I DO!  Encouraging you to also enjoy the good life is one of the reasons I write this blog.  I'll share the highlights of our three weeks in a beach front  pent house suite just south of Myrtle Beach.


SUNRISE AT MYRTLE BEACH, SC 2011
Most of my days started at sunrise, on the balcony, waking up with an alcohol-free bloody Mary mix and a fresh cup of coffee.  Alone, 16 floors up from an empty beach, made a perfect time for meditation, inward reflection and planning.  I URGE YOU TO MAKE TIME IN YOUR LIFE FOR SUCH PRECIOUS MOMENTS.  The reward is peace and happiness that money cannot buy.

Although it is another blog, I assure you that you too can enjoy such a life.  It only takes time and planning.
What we do is have a month long party!  We welcome different guests each week with brochures of things to do, sweet treats and a small gift.  Just adds a little style and love to our welcome.

 The first week my son, Mark, his wife, Mary Kay, their daughter, Jillian and her husband, Tim and our cousin Cheryl had a blast.  The second week friends, Marty and Renee, made another trip to visit for a week at fun city.  Although  unplanned, our 3rd week guests could not come and Julie and I thoroughly enjoyed a week alone.  The last two days were spent with two couples from our dining group for the 4th week.

THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT!
We returned to NE Ohio cold and rain

WALT'S SAUSAGE GRAVY
From my sausage gravy and biscuits with potatoes fried with onions to Julie's blueberry french toast, everyone enjoyed big breakfasts daily.  NO, I ACTUALLY LOST A COUPLE POUNDS!  Everyone fixed their own lunch from the "fixings" in the well stocked fridge and Julie and I alternated cooking our specialities for dinner.  One night our grand daughter, Jillian, fixed one of her specialities. Talk about the good life--we "lived high on the hog!"



JULIE AND MARTY AT FLO'SPLACE
Of course, we did dine out--dining at Myrtle Beach is a blog in and of its self.  We have several traditional places we eat.  Po' Boys on the water-way at Flo' Place is a must.  I do shrimp and Julie does oysters.  We all do Cajun Dill Pickles.  Yum Yum!

We ate at other places, often at the K & W Cafeteria, and made side trips to North Carolina and Charleston to eat at favorite places.  I'll share our trip to Charleston and Bubba Gump's Shrimp Factory.

BUBBA GUMP'S SHRIMP FACTORY, CHARLESTON, SC 2011

SHRIMP DIPPING BROTH AT BUBBA GUMPS
We prefer the covered, outdoor dining at this very unusual restaurant, based upon the movie "FOREST GUMP".  Games are played as the diners enjoy the most unusual and wonderful food.  I've enjoyed the shrimp dipping broth for years, now.  Simple but very good.  Add the amount of rice you want, dip in the fresh baked bread and you have the best of the best.  There are two license plates on each table.  One says
RUN the other says STOP.  When you want service you show the STOP PLATE.

Historical Charleston, SC is one of our nation's premier vacation sites.  From slave auction locations to Fort Sumpter, site of the first battle of the Civil War, Charleston has it all.

DO Y0U GO TO MYRTLE BEACH?  When do you go and where do you stay?  What is your favorite restaurant or putt putt golf.  (Email address in my profile)

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God Bless You and Yours!

GOD BLESS THE USA

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