Saturday, June 17, 2017

Myrtle Beach boardwalk

Hot, hot, hot.....we went to the Myrtle Beach today.  It is shorter than I thought and of course very commercialized.  We had a nice time walking around a bit.  $16 for 3 hours parking.....yikes. :-(

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Friday, June 16, 2017

The beach

We ended the day with a walk to the beach.  The water was refreshing and Kia once again wanted nothing to do with it.

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Paul and Judy in Myrtle Beach

We had awesome visitors today.  Judy and Paul came to see us and we had a wonderful time.  Simba and Buddah came too and Kia was in 7th heaven to have her brothers here.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Broadway at the Beach

Peter and I were there for the third time.  Always a great place to visit. Store, attractions, etc.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Don't think we had no fun!

The first full day we went to Wilmington NC.  It was Rudi's wish to drive there and it was well worth it.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Our condo in Murrell Inlet

Before we decided we want to be seasonal campers again, we planned a trip  to Myrtle Beach with our German friends Rudi and Katrin.  On the way there we stayed one night at a La Quinta in Doswell VA.  We continued our trip the next day and arrived safe and sound at the condo we rented.  The condo looked nice on the Internet and was described well.  It was not.  It looked like someone went to a flea market to furnish the house, from chipped dishes to the furniture. You would think when someone rents out a place that is suppose to sleep 4-6 people, there would at least be enough dishes at least for 4.  There were three forks and three butter knifes, the pots had no matching lids and the Teflon frying pans were scratched and unusable.
this picture is from another apartment in the building
The dining area we read that it seats 5 people, but there were only three chairs.
In one of the reviews one person wrote that the area rugs were dirty and the landlord(lady) commented that there are no area rugs.  Funny, there are some in their advertised pictures.
If you don't look too close it is fairly clean and by that mean don't look too close.  You would also think that when you have a long day of sightseeing you want to just chill and sit comfortable.  No way are those furniture comfortable.  The pink chair with all the stuff hanging below is not usable at all.  The couch is worn and totally uncomfortable.  There was another chair that was OK.  All in all, it looked like the owner got the furniture from a flea market.
The description also said that you can sit outside to chill, etc.  The outside furniture in the back and front are filthy.  I wouldn't even let my dog sit in there.  There was an ashtray that never was emptied.
WiFi was good, TV was a different story.  There was a cable in the wall lose and we thought that must be from the cable company.  It didn't work and then we saw those "As Seen On TV" antennas. one channel, called the landlord and told her and she said that is the first time she heard this, just place the antenna in a different location and you will get more channels.  We did and yay...we got three different stations.  One of them NBC.
We weren't able to lock our windows and the door locks are a joke. Anyone is able to break in and steal our valuables.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Last day

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The family spent most of Saturday together.  We all went out for breakfast and then off to Double Trouble State Park with the hope of finding some mushrooms.  Peter and I didn't feel like walking through the woods and walked around a little on our own.  I took a few pictures, including the bug that moved around some dog poop.  That was one of the grossest thing I've seen in a while. (enlarge picture)
After the park we went to Berkeley Twp.'s annual D.A.R.E. car show and finished the day with dinner at the Fortune Buffet and an after dinner cordial at home.  It was a nice day.  We brought Doris and Joerg back to Tammy's and as of today they are back in Germany. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Dan's Birthday

We spent the day with the family to celebrate Dan's birthday.  It was a lot of fun and we all had a good time.  The food was delicious and the weather was perfect.  The best part....Dennis drove the truck from his house to the party.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Grounds for Scultures again

We all went to see Grounds for Sculptures.  The weather was OK.  It could have been a little more sun, but it was not raining and that works for me.
As always I took quite a few pictures.  We had fun and when it was time to go home, my feet were aching like the ones of a 70 year old bag.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A little bummed about Bum Rogers

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We all went to eat at Bum Rogers.  It was good, but I truly think that their prices are too high and even though it was tasty, it wasn't as good as I expected.  Keep in mind that I grew up in a town with a large fish industry.  If you go to a restaurant in my hometown, you get sea food to die for.  the company was great and so was the time we had.  Loved having the whole family together.

Monday, June 5, 2017

My 70th Birthday

Surprise!  If anyone asks....YES!  I was totally not expecting this.  Almost everyone was there and it was some awesome party.  The biggest surprise was of course that my cousin from Germany was there. 
Big shout out to my kids who organized it, especially Tammy and Dan who's house was used for the party.  I give credit to all my friends and family that kept this a secret.
I loved every single minute! 
Thank you everyone!

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Friday, June 2, 2017

My best friend

Today was a very sad day.  My best friend and Tammy's godmother passed away.  Not much to write about....may she rest in peace.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Grounds for Sculpture

Can't get enough of the place!  Today we went on a bus trip there and the weather couldn't have been anymore perfect.  There are new displays every year, it's really never the same. There are certain ones that stay, but every corner, every path is a new surprise of some wonderful art.

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