Monday, July 14, 2014

GOODBYE ARTHUR, HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!...BEACH BREAK STOP

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We arrived at Myrtle Beach State Park to pleasant weather, and phone calls from family warning us of Hurricane Arthur's approach. After we got camp set, we threw on our swimsuits, hopped on our bicycles and off the beach we went.  A nice dip in the ocean was exactly what we needed after a long day of travel.  We went to bed watching the news to track Arthur's path.

Arthur greeted us come morning.  Lazing about is all you can do in an RV with sheets of rain pouring down.  I made bacon and eggs. We watched mindless TV. I contemplate doing laundry, till King Ralph convinced me that was what everyone would be doing. We decided on a movie--Edge of Tomorrow.  The theater was a bustling place.  Leaving the theater I commented that I could see glimpse of sunshine.  When we got back to the campground we decided to walk down to the beach and check on Arthur. There were a few other curious souls joining us.



By morning all was calm. The skies were blue, the sun beamed and sunscreen was slathered on skin. We had our toes in the sand.

The ocean waves had everyone body surfing.  Once we let the sun kiss our skin for endless hours...it was time to rinse off the sand and prepare to celebrate. Murica!

After dinner we walked two miles down the beach from Myrtle Beach State Park to the condo area, where the 2nd Street Pier fireworks gave a closer viewing spot.  What we didn't expect was a pre-show of firework stand buys.  No fireworks in state parks, but a condo complex--why not. It's still thirty minutes till 10pm, the real display, but I've seen a thousand dollars worth of fireworks, if not more, light up the sky in a kaleidoscope of colors.  
 


Saturday the waters were extremely rough and the wind was blowing the sand.
 
Most people ran off the beach, but we stayed put. After we'd taken in all the sun and sand we could handle we headed cross town to the Flying Fish Public Market and Grill. The food was fabulous, as were the happy hour drinks. When we got back from dinner we went for a bike ride down the beach.
 


We woke for one last bike ride through the park, along the board walk to the fishing pier.
 



The adventure, on the move....

Myrtle Beach State Park Campground report card

Check-in - A  (easy, quick, friendly)
Camp store - A (plentiful)
Wifi - C (free, with connection only at the sites near the camp store and laundry)
Site 312 W/E - B+ (wish there was a better tree lines between the sites for more privacy)
Comfort Station - B (new, fresh ceramic tile showers, but the one time I tried to use the shower the drain was clogged and I was standing in ankle deep dirty water...I high tailed it back to my own shower)
Beach access - A (from our site it was a half mile. We rode our bikes (it was the preferred mode of transportation for many).
Biking - A (bike racks at the beach and you can bike on the beach before 10am and after 5pm)

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