North Myrtle Beach, SC
After having the coach serviced in Gaffney, we stayed in their customer lot one more night before heading east for some beach time. We like South Carolina as the weather is great this time of year, the people are always friendly, and they have the lowest fuel prices we have seen in a long time!
On Tuesday we drove about two hundred seventy miles east to Briarcliffe RV Park in North Myrtle Beach. We have stayed here twice before and enjoy the moderate weather and empty beaches early November offers in this area.
We were anxious to get to Briarcliffe as we knew two couples we have met during our travels, Sue and Dave (Beluga’s Excellent Adventure) and MonaLiza and Steve (The Lowes RV Adventures) were also staying there. After we arrived both couples came over to our site for a brief happy hour. We then walked through an adjacent parking lot to Barefoot Landing, a small shopping area of small specialty shops and restaurants surrounding a small lake. We had reservations for dinner at Joe’s Crab Shack, which is located there.
Everyone ordered dinner and the waiter provided bibs for the ladies having one of the crab buckets. The waiter was pretty sharp, as he quickly recognized the personalities of some of the patrons and provided them with a bib with a name that reflected each personality.
The next day was warm and sunny and we had to decide what to do for the afternoon. We had two things we wanted/needed to do so we had to choose between the two. The first choice was to wash the dirt off the motorhome and jeep from yesterday’s travels. But we decided on the other choice and we know we made the right decision!
The beach with a Starbucks! Can it get any better than that? We sent the picture above to our daughter who was busy inspiring and changing the lives of a group of fifth graders. Apparently she would rather be on the beach, as her reply was quite definitive, although we can’t repeat it here.
Tonight we enjoyed another happy hour at the Lowe’s site (with great snacks prepared by Steve) followed by a wonderful dinner at an Italian restaurant at Barefoot Landing.
Man, this retirement is more work than we thought!