Mid November update
Nov 13, 2017
|Hello everyone it’s time to check in and let you know what we’ve been up too. We are still hanging out at beach enjoying some local festivities and waiting for our motorhome to be finished with all the maintenance we had scheduled.
One thing we are learning is that when your motorhome goes into a shop no matter where you are patience is definitely needed. When we dropped the motorhome off there were several already sitting in the yard so ours was added to the service line.
Most of the work has been completed and a couple items needed ordering so it shouldn’t be much longer before we get it back. Then the real work begins……finding everything we think we need a place in the motorhome.
We’ve taken advantage of the extra time and have everything unpacked and packed and ready to put in our motorhome when we get it back. We’ve had wonderful walks on the beach and attended a few pretty cool activities around our area.
The weekend of Nov. 4 was the 36th annual American Heart Association Beach Ride. Starting around Nov. 1st, a large group of folks gathered themselves and their horses at Lakewood Campground here in Myrtle Beach, and the morning of the 4th they took their horses on a 20 mile ride up and down the coast. There were hundreds of horses, ponies, mules, and even a donkey ridden by people from age 8 to 80. We went with Patty and Mel (friends from here at the condo) to watch them. First from the pier at Myrtle Beach State Park, then we moved about 5 miles up the coast to 2nd Ave. pier where many of them stopped to water their horses and also to grab a bite to eat courtesy of Subway. We enjoyed a quick meal (and a cold beverage) out on the third story open deck overlooking the beach and pier. It was amazing to see so many horses so close together and all got along just fine. The bottom line of course was a fund raiser for a great cause, the heart association.
The end of the week brought us to Veterans Day, a time to give thanks to everyone everywhere who have served and are serving our country.
On Friday, our local AllState agent put on a large feast featuring smoked bbq pork, homemade beans and rice, slaw, and some of the best deep fried ribbon cut potatoes we’ve ever had. Our favorite bakery (Benjamin’s Bakery) provided the muffins for desert, and that just about topped off one super meal! …. Ok, time for another beach walk… The crew from All-4-Paws dog rescue was there, and we brought them some supplies to help them out. We also took time to visit with the pups they had up for adoption. Oh soooo cute!!
Saturday the 11th, The Dead Dog Saloon down in Murrells Inlet put on a buffet/50/50 raffle/ silent auction to honor the first responders, all proceeds will be donated to our local fire and rescue. They usually have the event on 9/11 honoring the first responders, but hurricane Irma postponed that this year, and rescheduled it for 11/11. Dispatchers, 911 call takers, fire, police and ems are all staffed 24/7/365 and are a huge part of keeping us all safe, hats off to all those who put their lives on hold to serve and protect. The buffet and live music was great. It was a little cool and breezy, so we had to forgo our stroll along the marsh walk, but we will get to that another day.
So, although we have to be patient waiting for the service work on the motor home, we have filled our time checking into some of the many other local things that is going on in the area. Both of the nearby State Parks are fun to go to. We also checked in with a local marina that is inland on the edge of the Waccamaw River and we will try to fit in an airboat ride with them before Thanksgiving Day.
That’s about it for now, hope everyone is doing well, staying (warm or cool) depending on your location, and we will be back in touch before we start our journey south…
Until then we hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday and if you are out and about heading in any direction please safe travels when you go!