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MYRTLE BEACH, SC

Driving down the coast

sunny 90 °F

Hi y'all;

We left New Bern with warm feelings of our visit. Seeing friends always gives me that feeling. It was about a 3-4 hour trip from New Bern to Myrtle Beach. Located on South Carolina's coastline it is a meca of tourism. The beautiful beach is lined with hundreds of hotels and condos. A boardwalk extends behind the hotels along the water and a pier stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean with a seafood restaurant located there. We patronized it for Happy Hour and appetizer for our evening meal. It was hopping with the crowd there.

The KOA where we are staying is conveniently located about 5 blocks from the ocean beach. The campground has several hundred sites and offers a shuttle service to the beach operating every hour throughout the day and into the evening. We put on our bathing suits, gathered our beach towels and bag, and took the shuttle over in the afternoon. After about an hour in the sun with the temps at 90* we had had enough. The ocean temps are warm now so it was fun walking in the surf. Returning to the MH we showered, did a little reading, and got ready for dinner.
One day in Myrtle Beach was enough. It is a 'carnival-like' atmosphere with a ferris wheel, rides of all sorts, restaurants galore, more T-shirt shops than you can count, and it happens to be 'Motorcycle Week' with hundreds (thousands?) of noisy iron hogs. The campground has dozens staying here. I nearly forgot to mention that Myrtle Beach is a 'golfing destination' with 90 courses from which to choose. Since I don't golf much I nearly overlooked this important information.
Tomorrow we head to a more peaceful setting in Charleston. The sound will be horse's hoofs on the streets. The weather, however, is in a 'cold snap' with overcast skies predicted and temps falling to the low 80's. Brrr!

More on Charleston later...................................

Dick

Posted by dixter 05:04 Archived in USA Tagged beach myrtle

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