We had a great time this weekend in Myrtle Beach!
It was a spontaneous trip which even makes it more fun.
We decided on Monday that we were going.
I had only been to MB once before and it was brief. We stayed in N. Myrtle Beach too.
Brad used to go all the time as a kid and has done a few golf weekends down there but it's been a few years.
We took Friday off so when we got down there our room was ready.
We only had to wait 20-minutes so we enjoyed a fruity drink at the Tiki Bar on the beach.
Our hotel was cheap for being on the beach and a lot better than I had expected. I'm totally writing a Yelp review. Don't get me wrong - it was not new but it was clean and not totally run down.
Then we hit the beach! Good times! Brad and I realized on this trip that it's the first one in a long time(except Charleston) where we've been by ourselves without a wedding, event or something else.
Brad even joked that we should tell people we were on our honeymoon.
Since it was last minute and we weren't looking to spend a ton of money - we picked an ocean view room instead of oceanfront.
This isn't too bad. I was expecting worse.
Here's a question for all you bloggers that aren't on the East Coast. Do businesses do this on the West Coast? I believe I remember them from my days on the Gulf but it's been a while.
Brad and I were talking about it and I thought I would ask since they are so common here in the Southeast.
Everyday around lunch and dinner time we would see 4 or 5 of these.
Bit of wind.
The part of Myrtle we were staying in was overrun with these ice cream men.
Tons and tons and even in the morning around breakfast. Seriously?
Our first night we went to Broadway at the Beach.
I'm not sure I had ever been here before but it reminds me a lot of Pleasure Island in Disney World. Restaurants, shows, night clubs, shops. You name it.
We ate at Landry's - which I'm familiar with being raised in Louisiana but this particular one? NOT GOOD! The service was terrible and the food just okay.
I will be writing a review on this location.
They have a big Ripley's Believe or Not there too. No, we didn't go.
I had to take a picture of this shirt hanging in one of the store fronts. For those that have been reading this blog for a while know, I'm not a fan of these family stickers on the backs of people's vehicles. There seem to be more and more of them now and I have even seen one with a girl and her dog. WhatEVAH.
The next morning we go up and hit a few of the cheesy beach shops that every beach town has.
I had to take a picture of this. We miss Buddy but he's having a good time at the lake with his Grammy and Papa.
Saturday we spent all day on the beach! Great weather and we even got to know our lifeguard a little bit. Super interesting to hear about these seasonal life guards. They basically work through a company who hire college kids and it's a program where they live down there just for the summer.
Later in the evening we enjoyed dinner at Sea Captain - which is one of the oldest restaurants in town. I had been there once before.
Giving that we were down in the old area we headed to the Strip. In the past year Jimmy Buffet has bought a lot of this area up and even built a Sky Wheel! Click here to read about it.
The line was long so we didn't do it but we did do a few other rides down there. Pretty fun!
What's even better is that connected to the Sky Wheel, Buffet built a LandShark bar!
Don't think we didn't stop in there for a beer. Super cool and fun!
Last but not least -- I couldn't do a Myrtle Beach post without the cheesy t-shirts that some of you may have gotten when you were in high school.
Overall, it was a great trip but not sure we'll back anytime soon because it's a little too commercialized for us. It was fun though and I can see how kids would enjoy it!
The best part of the trip was Brad and I spending some quality time together and talking about our future amongst other things.
We had a really good time.
How was your weekend?