12 August 2009

Short trip to the coast

This week with hubby taking a break from work was to be a sort of fix around the house week. After seeing my last post he decided that we need to take a short trip to the coast, and one that is close to us is Myrtle Beach, S.C.. Roughly around 5-6 hours driving time for us. We have been there before, however, we like a more quiet beach, but that was definitely not the case! Nor were rooms that easy to be found, but we made the best of it.
Here are a couple of pictures from the coastline north of Myrtle Beach, and these places were mainly houses and condos with no hotels. Very nice if reservations were made months in advance and you could share with another couple to split the cost.

Here is a picture of Myrtle Beach early in the morning...

and a few hours later...Whoa! Where did they all come from?!!

We found a really cute place a few blocks off of the beach. They had taken a motel and turned it into a cute bed & breakfast inn. The owner is really nice. He told us his wife does the breakfast part and she did make a really nice omelet to go with the pastries. Of course coffee and all sorts of tea too.
Here are a few pictures of our room, and some from the outside too.

We were planning on heading up to the coast of North Carolina where we have been before and really liked it, and there is a little place that sold all kinds of super, super fresh seafood. We had two coolers packed in the trunk too. I had even wanted to head over to Raleigh, N.C. where Mary from Across the Pond lives and has mentioned one of her favorite places to go to SuzAnna's Antiques. I figure a 3 hour detour would not be too bad! A little antiques shopping is always fun, seafood in the trunk and shopping goodies in the back seat. What more could I ask for?!! However that was not to be.
My daughter called us Monday morning and said that we might want to come home. Our dog that we adopted earlier this year was in a bad way. We had found out that he was a lot older than we were told, but that's ok. Old dogs need love too! The bad thing though was the vet told us he had a tumor so he may live for a long while or a short while. By the time we made it home we knew we had to take him to the vet. He was a really sweet and loving dog, and I'm glad that in the short time we had him that he was able to have a safe, loving, warm home.

So, it's a little quiet around here now. The outside cat is getting brave again although they were becoming friends in the end. And for my seafood I guess it will be the grocery store again until we can find the time for another break. There is never enough time in the day is there?.....


Linda said...

Too bad you had to cut your trip short. I've been to Myrtle Beach many years ago and recall it fondly.

Madelief said...

Hi Ulrike,

Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. I like your blog as well! I read about your little dog.....I am so sorry... She looks so sweet on the pictures! Have a good weekend!

Kind regards, Madelief

Mary said...

Just reading what occurred last week - so sorry about your sweet dog, but you did provide a loving home for a while which is what was important.

That would have been fabulous to meet you in Raleigh and introduce you to SuzAnna's........do try to come another time and be sure to let me know in advance!

Hugs - Mary.

The Painted Garden said...


I am sorry to hear about your sweet dog - what a blessing for him that you gave him a good home.

Your photos are beautiful of Myrtle Beach - they make me homesick for my home town of Wilmington, N.C. and Wrightsville Beach.

Barbara said...

More memories as I have spent many visits to North Carolina, not the beach though.

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