September 29, 2016
We left Wilmington, NC around 10:00 AM. Overcast skies, but a very easy drive to Myrtle Beach.This is the drawbridge across the Cape Fear River.Good-bye downtown Wilmington. This is a very nice city. We enjoyed the visit.Welcome to South Carolina. We drove down Hwy 17 and it was a great road.Arrived at the Myrtle Beach Moose Lodge and the sun came out.This is a very active lodge. They had pizza night on Thursday night and this place was packed.The inside is painted for the beach.It is big and October 1st, it becomes non-smoking. They have lost some members because of that, but I bet they will gain more because of it too.It was suggested that we drive down to Murrells Inlet. It was a short drive.Once we got there, we discovered it was Bike Week at Myrtle Beach.Bikes and stages everywhere. Pretty Cool.
Friday September 30, 2016We decided to go to Huntington Beach State Park and ride our bikes. It has been a while and we really wanted to get back on the bikes. The waters you cross going into the park are full of alligators. There is one in that grass, but it is hard to see.Several were just watching the people and waiting for someone to make a misstep. We had a nice ride on a very nice bike path along Hwy. 17.And the bikes were out everywhere. The weather was beautiful.This bike had its own trailer.There was parking everywhere. I don’t think I have ever seen this many bikes at one time.
Saturday October 1, 2016
We went back to Huntington Beach State Park to ride our bikes. Plus we packed a picnic lunch and our beach chairs. Changed into our suits at the bathhouse and spent a few hours on the beach.It was wonderful and peaceful and just what we needed.This beach is less crowded. It costs $5.00 a person to come into the park, but it has a wonderful beach and a very nice park.This is our campsite for a few days at the Moose Lodge. Not bad, 50 amp and water for $15.00 a night.A small pavilion next to us.
Sunday October 2, 2016
We decided to go to the Market Common to ride today. This is a new shopping area with lots of shops, restaurants and residential houses. They also have the Grand Park Recreational Complex at the Market Common. There are multiple baseball/softball fields and walking/bike paths everywhere. After our ride and showers, we headed to North Myrtle Beach to meet up with some of my oldest friends, Mark and LeAnn Hardy. They live in Louisville and are here with 14 others for a golfing week.I was the maid-of-honor in their wedding 31 years ago. I have been friends with them longer than anyone else, except Colette Akin. (I met her first and she introduced me to Mark.) It was a blast seeing them and spending some time together.We got to meet the gang and we got to go to dinner with everyone. It was such a great time. I am hoping we get to see them again before we have to leave. It was great to meet Fred, Becky, Brandy, Chuck, Lisa, Larry, Steve, Chu, Angela, Wanda and Steve. Such a great group of people and much fun.
Also, there is a Hurricane heading our way. Hurricane Matthew is gaining strength in the Caribbean and we are not sure how it will affect our plans.
Thanks for following along with us and we will keep you updated on the Hurricane.