Life is a Beach

On Thursday we drove from Asheboro, NC about 175 miles south to Myrtle Beach, SC where we are staying at Briarcliffe RV Resort in North Myrtle.  Myrtle Beach during the summer looks like the rest of the shore cities, very crowded.  But at the end of October kids are back in school and the weather is cool, so the resorts empty out, which is just what we like.  This morning we took our chairs down to the beach to just sit and relax.  The picture below shows the beach at about 10:00 in the morning.  Pretty nice ! ! !

Before going to the beach we did some grocery shopping and stopped for a little liquid refreshment to take to the beach.

Beach Bunny at Dawn

We sent that picture to our daughter, Jessica, while she was in her classroom and received a one word reply that, while not an obscenity, did show a bit of negative attitude toward us at that moment.  We couldn’t figure out why the negativity.  She was in an opportunity to “touch the future”,  while we had nothing to do but sit on a sunny beach with a Starbucks!  Oh, well.  We had spent many years “touching the future”, although my best experiences with “touching” some of those futures ended when the district banned the use of the paddle.

Later in the afternoon we went back down to the beach and walked the shoreline for an hour, then road our bicycles over to a local establishment to enjoy “happy hour” for a short time.

Walking the Empty Beach

We plan to be in this area for at least a week, but if we are enjoying ourselves it may turn into two.  Who knows . . .

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1 Response to Life is a Beach

  1. Paul Weaver says:

    Ahhhhh the beach looks inviting. We’re headed to Rockport/Corpus Christi in early November to enjoy the beach also!

    Loved the story about sending your daughter the picture/text. We too are both retired teachers and have a daughter who’s “touching the future.” We enjoy reliving the “good ole’ days” with her at times. Oh, hope we miss it…….ha, ha, ha!

    Paul (and Marsha)

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