Myrtle Beach!

After the bit of excitement at the Cracker Barrel in Florence, we were up and on our way to our next stop, Myrtle Beach, fairly early.   We headed to Sams Club for fuel and gas, where, according to Gas Buddy, we would find good prices for both.  I got out to watch, and the awning was just high enough for us to get under with the 5er.  It is amazing to me that the attendants at gas/fuel stations rarely have any idea how high their awnings are.  Sadly, most of the time they aren’t marked.  

We arrived and were set up at Myrtle Beach State Park by 1pm and had the rest of the day to look around.  What a great campground and park!  We could hear the ocean from our site and what an awesome sound it is!  

Great site!
Not too crowded
Path to the beach – on the left is where the horses walk

We were invited to dinner at fellow Heartland owners, Elizabeth-Anne & Morris’s.  They are spending the winter at Pirateland, a CG just to the south of us, also right on the beach.  We had passed it on our way in.  We met them at our first ever rally back in April 2014, a week before our first RV Dreams rally.  They were parked right next to us in their 2014 Landmark, their floor plan is the Savannah.  

We enjoyed a delish dinner of pot roast, potatoes, carrots and green beans, which E-Anne cooked with a ham hock.  For dessert, we had cherry pie with vanilla ice cream!  What a wonderful evening catching up on news and travels!  

I would have loved to ride on the beach but $85 for an hour was too much!
Seagulls like the rice crackers

After that evening, we kept busy, checking out Myrtle Beach, hosting E-Anne & Morris for dinner at our place, enjoying the hot tub at Pirateland, campfires, andgot in some girl time shopping too!  It was a great week!

In the hot tub – so relaxing!
Bill showing Morris some pics on his phone
Elizabeth-Anne and I
Omega – Morris & Elizabeth-Anne’s kitty

We got some great news on our way to Myrtle Beach!  Bill will be having his first install in Taylors, SC starting 3/2!  This news meant he needed to shop for some items he would need to complete the job – the largest item on the list being a Werner 22″ ladder!  It’s a “Little Giant” style, and the exact one we used while in AK.  It takes up a lot of space in the bed of the truck, so Bill spent the better part of an afternoon arranging and rearranging until everything fit in a way he liked.  

There is nothing like a sunrise over the mighty Atlantic!

We also received some very sad news this week.  Ofer, husband of our  dear cousin, Lisa, passed away suddenly.  We are keeping Lisa and the whole family close in our hearts during this difficult time.  You may remember, Bill and I got to know Ofer while staying with them last year on our way to AK.  He was a kind and gentle man, and very generously, along with Lisa, allowed us to park on their driveway.  He will be missed!  

Lisa and Ofer

Ofer and Callie – Callie may let you pet her but she doesn’t let most hold her like that