More of the North Carolina interstate is landscaped with lovely trees and more colorful flowers. As we neared the southern border of North Carolina we began to see bill boards for the tourist travel stop called “South of the Border” with a Mexican theme. It advertised much of their tourist items to make sure to catch your tourist dollars before you pass by.
Then we crossed into South Carolina, towards Myrtle Beach for a few days. South Carolina’s highway are back to natural, no pretty flowers. We passed the Swamp Fox Entertainment Complex/Casino which made us remember the legendary Revolutionary Hero of South Carolina, Francis Marion who was nicknamed the Swamp Fox for his ability to evade capture hiding in the swamps.
For a refresher on Francis Marion, Visit SWAMP FOX.
We began crossing several rivers and parts of the inter-coastal waterway on our way to Myrtle Beach. This is quite a busy tourist town with many resorts and campgrounds and lots of restaurants and tourist shops.
The friends we are going to be seeing are staying at a commercial campground, but we chose to stay at the Myrtle Beach State Park which was quite lovely. The campsites are within the forested park, with a long walk (or drive) to the beach.