Vacation : Days 2 & 3

August 25, 2007

Day Two

After an evening on the questionable beds….

It’s not that they’re “bad” beds, just not “good” beds but for what we’re paying (yes, cheap bastard me), they’re fine. Woke up grabbed my camera and the first spot of caffeine for the day and headed out for a few pics and to survey the area. I don’t think I can just describe how nice it is to wake up and walk out the door and see the sun, sand and ocean. Granted, I live in the mountains in the country, so it’s a vast difference.

We hung out on the beach for a few hours, where I lost my brand new sunglasses after being twirled about, underwater, by a riptide. I have a nice two or three inch set of scratches on my back from being tossed around…lovely. Didn’t ruin my mood, though.

After we got tired of being wet and sandy, we drove around Myrtle Beach and noticed how different is really is from N. Myrtle Beach, where we’re staying. Much more congestion, many more tourists, etc. More commercial. N. Myrtle is more laid back and seems “older”…. don’t have to deal with droves of people. Needless to say, this is the land of SUVs and minivans.

One question did arise….what’s the deal with “Pancake Houses”? It seemed like there were dozens of Bob’s, Sally, Slider’s etc.

Day Three

This was is our last full day on the beach, so we woke up and watched the sunrise, then went back to bed for another hour. Writing about a vacation, a time of relaxation and basicially being boring, is really boring. We stayed all morning and part of the afternoon at the beach, then we went to the pool, sat under the shaded palm tree and camped out there for the rest of the day.

Oh…our camera doesn’t like this weather. So my pics of the sunrise and even last night by the ocean look like shit and my camera actually rebooted. Had the camera since 2002 and never had that problem. Damn.