Myrtle Beach was our first stop on our way to Florida. After driving two days and much of the time in wind and rain, we were ready for a break. We are happy to see our friends, Loretta and Traci and visit them for a few days. The house they are staying in is in a quiet neighborhood and backs up to a small lake.
The neighborhood is a planned lakeside community with several small lakes throughout the development. The houses are nestled around the lakes with lovely views. The lakes attract several birds and we saw egrets, geese, ducks and swans.
Heidi is always happy to go to wherever we go. She settled in very quickly.
Exploring Myrtle Beach
Loretta and Traci gave us the grand tour of Myrtle Beach. We visited Pawley’s Island and visited The Original Hammock Shop. They had all types of rope hammocks for sale, including singles, doubles and chair hammocks. We went next door to the building where hammocks were being made and got to talk to Marvin. He was quite a character and has been working there for 29 years.
Marvin was quite a story teller and we ended up staying there for about half an hour. He made each of us a souvenir from the green and white ropes which we can decorate and turn into a wall hanging.
We then toured Huntington Beach State Park. This state park is right on the Atlantic Ocean and has several miles of white sand beaches. We toured the campground and definitely would like to stay here some time. The beach was very expansive and beautiful and there were not many people around. This would be a great place to fly a kite!
We also visited Myrtle Beach State Park. It is on the Atlantic Ocean as well and is closer to downtown Myrtle Beach. To get out to the ocean you drive through an oceanfront maritime forest on a downhill slope. The park is nice and has numerous places to access the beach. We also visited the campground at this park.
We drove along the coastline on Ocean Boulevard and ended the day with some good South Carolina Bar-B-Que whose slogan was “Every butt deserves a good rub!” Yummy!