Sunday, August 30, 2015

MYRTLE BEACH: What Do We Do For A Whole Month? 

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PLANET EARTH HAS FIVE GREAT OCEANS AND 113 SEAS.  THEY REPRESENT 73% OF THE SURFACE OF THE GLOBE, AND TOGETHER THEY'VE BEEN AN ENDLESS SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR MANKIND

THE VOICE OF THE SEA SPEAKS TO THE SOUL.  THE TOUCH OF THE SEA IS SENSUOUS, ENFOLDING THE BODY IN ITS SOFT, CLOSE EMBRACE - Kate Chopin

BEACH FROM OUR PENT HOUSE SUITE
Julie and I leave in 30 days for our 26th October at Myrtle Beach.  We lease a beautiful and roomy pent house suite for which a key is required just to ride the elevator to our floor.  We have different family and friends as our guests from week to week, but what do we do for a whole month?  Well, we eat, and eat and eat.

OUR MEMORIES OF THE OCEAN WILL LINGER ON, LONG AFTER OUR FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND ARE GONE

Our very favorite place to eat is a "hole in the wall" called Flo's Place.  They made major improvements a few years ago but I liked it better when it was shabby. They are located right on an inlet in Murrells Inlet.  They serve "New Orlean's flavor 'Cajun' cooking.  We always eat the same thing, oyster poboys and their fried dill pickles.  Finger licking good!

THE SEA!  THE SEA!  THE OPEN SEA!  THE BLUE, THE FRESH, THE EVER FREE - Bryan W. Procter


VILLA ROMANA ITALIAN
A wonderful new Italian restaurant my son and daughter-in-law discovered last year was the Villa Romana Italian.  It has the atmosphere of a fine restaurant with the down home playing of a cordial accordion player who takes requests.  The food is varied and could not be more delicious:  Rack of lamb, shrimp fettiocine, chicken alla Romana, Blackened grouper, Pork ossobuco, Stuffed flounder, on and on and on.  Wine by the bottle and a personal server.  Prices not bad, either.  We ate there three times last year, will probably eat there four times this year.


THERE IS NOTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE WAY THE OCEAN REFUSES TO STOP KISSING THE SHORELINE, NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES IT'S SENT AWAY - S.Kay


The one restaurant where we have eaten every year, for 25 years, without fail,  is Crabby Mikes Calabash Seafood.  And, the prices haven't gone up too much, it was $25 per person and now is only $29 per person.  Regardless of when you go there will be a 45 minute wait, just plan on it.  THE ATMOSPHERE IS WILD.  Inside and outside.  There is a big crab eating a van in the parking lot.  We also eat at Bubba's Fish Shack, Captain George's, Drunken Jack's and elsewhere.  Oh, yes, wouldn't want to miss hot dogs at Johnny Rockets.  We also cook, our best time is "finger food" night.

I LOOK MY BEST WHEN I'M TOTALLY FREE, ON HOLIDAY, WALKING THE BEACH - Rosamund Pike



MT. ALANTICUS GOLF COURSE
WE PLAY MINI GOLF. No, no we don't just eat.  We also play a very competitive game of mini golf at several golf courses but without fail at the Mt. Alanticius Course.  You play 18 holes of mini golf climbing up an "active" volcano.  The last few holes are played in grass shacks.  You can, and I do, ride the elevator back down to the 19th hole.  Yes, the 19th hole.  It has maybe a 20 foot fairway, less than a foot wide, into a pool.  make a "hole in one",  you play free for life.

"SAFE HARBOR" IS A STATE OF MIND, IT'S THE PLACE, IN REALITY A METAPHOR, TO WHICH ONE GOES IN TIME OF TROUBLE AND WORRY, THE BEACH.


CAROLINA OPERA
WE GO TO SHOWS!  There are a lot of shows, but I have only gone to the CAROLINA OPERA, and Dolly Parton's previous country show.  There is music, dance and lighting beyond belief.  What I like most is the comedy.  I laughed so hard my sides hurt.  My friend, Don Wilson, said he couldn't breath for laughing so hard.  We'll take in at least a couple of these shows.




THIRTY DAYS AND WE'LL
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

ROYAL GARDEN RESORT
Our Beach Front Condo

THANK YOU LORD, FOR THE BLESSING OF A GOOD LIFE

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS

GOD BLESS AMERICA

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

And so much fun!!! You & Julie are the consummate hosts!
We love spending time with you two!