Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Beach & Broadway @ Beach

Tippy: Treky, We've got to do something about Ron.  He's really getting bummy looking.

Treky:  Yeah, I'm ashamed when he gets out to fill the gas tank - I think people stare at him.

Tippy:  I'm going to make an appointment for him with my groomer when we get home.

Treky:  Shaving that beard off won't help  much - There's ugly under that too.

Ron:  Alright guys - I'll leave you both at the next campground if you don't straighten up.

This is as close as Tippy will get to the Atlantic Ocean.  He hates water except to drink.

View up the beach - North

View down the beach - South

No whole shells here - just pieces - maybe better shells after a storm

Tippy prefers to walk closer to the sand dunes far away from the ocean.

There are a lot of shopping opportunities in Myrtle Beach - one of the largest is Broadway at the Beach - I don't shop there but I think some of the buildings there are interesting.  This is the Hard Rock Cafe - No danger of me going in there.

This is the Palace Theater - one of six theaters in Myrtle Beach that I can think of. All have excellent shows.

I don't know what is in this building but it's unusual I think.

Enough Myrtle Beach until fall.

We are now at home.  We will stay at home for at least two weeks. So, there will be no posts during that time unless???????  Who knows what we may do.

Ron, Tippy and Treky

Monday, March 30, 2015

Myrtle Beach State Park Nature Walk

Tippy and I explored the campground nature walk.  I won't comment on the pictures - they are self explanatory.

See ya later,

Ron, Tippy and Treky

Friday, March 27, 2015

Nance's Creek Front Restaurant

Nance's is my favorite sea food restaurant.  I first started eating here in the 1980's - then my favorite was local oysters on the shell.  You opened the oysters with a knife, ate the oyster out of the shell and dumped the shell into a hole in the table to a bucket below.

During regular hours, this parking lot is full - Nance's is a favorite among locals.

Treky likes to avoid busy parking lots so he got us to Nance's at 4:30 pm.  I like that time too because I can get the Early Bird special as well as the Senior discount.

That water you see out there is Murrells Inlet.  Murrells Inlet is also the name of the town.  The land beyond the inlet is Pawley's Island.

Now for the best part - Within seconds after I placed my order, hush puppies and honey butter was place on my table - - Uhmmm

This is the view from my table while I was waiting on my dinner.  Every meal is cooked to order - nothing is cooked in advance.  Again, the water is Murrells Inlet and the land beyond is Pawley's Island.

Look at this - Baby Flounder, shrimp and a double order of Cole slaw.  Tippy got a hush puppy and some of the flounder.

The cooks here on the South Carolina coast cut the shrimp meat portion in half - they call it butterflying the shrimp.  I like shrimp either way - I didn't share the shrimp with Tippy.

Myrtle Beach Dunes and Turtles

Big Dune along the walk to the beach

Sand Dunes

Lights Out!!!

Sea Turtles

Sea Oats are a plant that also protect the dunes.  It is against South Carolina law to bother them.

Natural pruning of trees and why they lean away from the ocean.

Nothing Special - Just a nice picture of one of the many walking trails throughout Myrtle Beach State Park

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

03-26-15 Myrtle Beach State Park Campground

Tippy had to wait outside while I went in to register.  There are always volunteers to hold his leash while I take care of business.  He doesn't mind.

Neat recycling containers

Copperheads?????  Tippy would demand that we leave if he knew this.

I bought my first travel trailer in 1965 and have been camping pretty much ever since. Only on two occasions has someone stolen something from me at a campground - a TV coax cable and a rope clothes line.  That's pretty good odds.  I think campground are one of the safest places.

Walk-way to the beach.

Myrtle Beach State Park pier.  Some campers are out there fishing at all hours - day and night.  Tippy, Treky and I agree that if I caught a fish, it would be a mess to clean and cook.  We prefer to get our fish from a restaurant - which we will while we are here.

See the yellow flag?  Beyond it is the Atlantic Ocean.  Tippy suggested that the yellow flag means to slow down as it is going to turn red (Tippy has spent too much time in the passenger seat of Treky).

We see that the yellow flag means "Medium Hazard".

Tippy loves to play in the loose sand but hates the water.  He won't get within six feet of the ocean water.

More about the beach and campground tomorrow.

Ron, Tippy and Treky

03-25-15 Myrtle Beach

The flag always makes a good picture.  This one flies over the Tanger Outlet Mall near North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The Tanger Outlet Mall in North Myrtle Beach has over 100 stores and in-season, you cannot find a parking place.  

The painters showed up a day early at home and I didn't have time to completely pack.  So, there were several items I needed and the outlet mall seemed to be the place to buy them.  It is a very popular place.

I visited the New Balance factory store.  The men's shoes are on the left of the store and are arranged according to price and use ie: walking, running, field, etc.  I bought these shoes for $39.00.  Regular price is $59.00.  It seems to me that all of the New Balance shoes were marked "Made in USA".  That's unusual.

While I was shopping, Tippy was sleeping - He's not much on shopping.

I don't think 2.09 per gallon is bad for gas - especially here in a tourist area.  I paid $1.84 at home and just today I read that that is the lowed price in the nation - my little city got some publicity.  Ha.

We will spend the rest of the day in the state park campground and report on that tomorrow.

Ron, Tippy and Treky

03-24-15 Myrtle Beach, SC

This is our home for the next five days.  There are two state parks along the "Grand Strand" which is about 50 miles of beach with Myrtle Beach in roughly the center.  The other state park is Huntington Beach - I attempted to get a reservation there but was unable to as the campground seems to be completely reserved for almost a year ahead - very popular.

I missed a regular breakfast yesterday so I dropped by Shoney's this morning.  They have a very good breakfast buffet.  I first ate at Shoney's Big Boy in the 70's.  Then stock swaps, etc. divided the company and now in the North, it is known as Big Boy while in the South it is known as Shoney's.   Anyway, I like their breakfast buffet.

At the Myrtle Beach Shoney's this morning, I chose scrambled eggs, a BIG pile of bacon and hashbrowns smothered in sausage gravy along with coffee.  Of course, I shared the bacon and eggs with Tippy who was waiting in Treky.

I was very tempted by the desert menu but.......

I settled on jello covered in whipped cream from the buffet table. I didn't feel deprived.  Of course, Tippy didn't get any of this.

The title of this post was Myrtle Beach and it didn't cover anything about Myrtle Beach.  I'll do better tomorrow.

Ron, Tippy and Treky