We went to Myrtle Beach, S.C. I was so excited to be going south where the weather is warmer and the ocean and beach and shopping were an added bonus!
Our good friends, Barb and Arend, invited us to spend a week with them at their condo where they rent every April. We left on April 6 and drove in our 9 year old Taurus wagon. I should tell you that we were supposed to leave on the 5th but when we woke in the morning to the smell of gas in the house (as in gasoline) we were alarmed to find that the car's gas tank was leaking in the garage - just a small drip from a full tank of gas!! So, we were delayed for a day having a new gas tank installed.
We had an unseasonably warm and early spring last year here (it was in the mid-20's C here that week) and by the time we got to New York and Pennsylvania it was 30 C. (90F) and humid! We loved it!
Unfortuantely we had more car problems and had to stay in Middletown N.Y.
over night to have repairs done. We spent the morning at the Ford dealership
on a hot, sunny day. Boring! I noticed this old house across the road so
I went for a walk and took some pictures.
An old grape vine was taking over the front porch. I wondered if
this old house was on a farm at one time that is now taken over by
car dealerships and other businesses. It looked very sad.
This was a pretty town in Pennsylvania but I forget the name of it.
You can almost see the heat and haze through the car window.
After a 3 day drive, 2 nights in motels and many stops for car troubles,
we arrived in Myrtle Beach at suppertime on the 8th. After a nice supper
we went for our first walk on the beach - in the dark. The wind was warm
the sand cold and the waves crashed to the shore. It was still in the 20's.
The next day we had our first glimpse of the beach in the daylight.
The left - looking north.
The right - looking south.
We walked to the second pier behind the one visible almost every day.
Now, I am a cold blooded person. I crave warmth. I admit it was nice to be
on a nice sandy beach next to the ocean but with the wind blowing off the ocean
the temperatures were only around 68 to 72 F every day. I hate to say it but,
I had to wear a hoodie most of the time. Sorry, friends, but I don't like the wind!
It chills me to the bone. But, I endured and did go in bare arms too. ;-)
Hubby (in the middle) and our friends.
See! I took off my hoodie! :-) I wore the hat all the time to keep my
hair tamed down. I also wore sunscreen as I burn easily. No dark tan
for me or hubby!
It is a beautiful place and I will share more pics another day.
We made a trip to Charleston too and I LOVED it there!
I want to go there again and stay a few days because there's
so much to see and do.
I would like to thank each and every one of you that visited my blog yesterday
for Shelia's Heart of the Home Party. I appreciate each one of you and
your encouraging comments regarding our future kitchen renovation. It
is going to be fun and stressful and overwhelming and dirty....But, it
will be worth it. I hope! Yes, it will! I'll will definitely do a post or two
about it all so you can see the changes.
I wish you all a blessed day.