A Good "B" Day - Saturday, September 4, 2010

What is a good  "B"  Day?  Well, today was Biking, Boogie, Bar-b-que, Baseball, Beach & Boardwalk day. 

Nancy and I started the day with our 20 mile bike ride.  Nearing the end of our ride we came upon a cyclist walking with his broken bicycle.  We told him we would go back and get our car to get him back to the bike shop.  When I picked him up, I found out his name was John and he is a REAL triathlete, who has competed in the Ironman in Hawaii three times. For those of you who may not know, an Ironman Triathlon is a race consisting of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bike and a marathon (26 miles 385 yards, 42.195 km) run, raced in that order and without a break. -- WOW, is all I can say!!

Myrtle Beach was having a "Beach, Boogie and Bar-b-que" Festival for the Labor Day weekend.  We picked up our close friends, Bill and Chris, and headed to the festival. Since Nancy and I had not eaten yet, the first order of business was to fix that situation.  Of course, we all had pork bar-b-que for lunch.  (Even Nancy ate some, which is rare indeed.)

Bill, Bill and Chris

 We wandered around the festival, snapped a few photos and took in the sights.

What's WRONG with this picture!?!?!

All in the name of BAR-B-QUE

All the gang was there!!
There was a 45 minute wait to get your photo with these guys.  So the best we could do was to get a photo of  Bill with a Shriner........

Bill and his new friend

View of Festival and Market Commons

After wandering around the lake, we stopped at Orvis in Market Commons to see if they had any hiking boots for us or shorts for Nancy.  They didn't, but we did find some Adirondack chairs that Bill and Chris had been searching for for quite some time.  So we double parked in major traffic to load things up.
Let's Go Guys!!  We're sitting in traffic... our life is at risk... oh, but what we won't do for our friends!!
Looks like it was worth the RISK!

Now that we were all safely loaded and got out of the traffic, we decided to go see the new Cal Ripkin Baseball Complex. 
We all enjoy baseball and even discussed trying to see all the major league ball fields as we travel in retirement. This professionally run baseball complex was built to draw tournaments from around the country.  There were games being played today.

Next, we drove to the beach to see Myrtle Beach's new Boardwalk.  Well, it is not exactly Atlantic City, NJ, but it is a nice walkway along the ocean.

Heading to the Boardwalk

The Boardwalk

The Beach on Labor Day Weekend!

The weather was in the 90s, so we cut the walk short.  We always have a great time when the four of us get together.  We headed home and took our afternoon rest, then got back together for a wonderful dinner prepared by Chris. 

Thanks guys for a really fun day!

THE RALLY......One other things we did this weekend was register for the RV-Dreams Rally in April 2011.  We went to the rally last year here in Myrtle Beach.  If you have any thoughts about possibly living full-time in an RV, this is the event for you.  Not only will you learn so much from Howard and Linda, but from many other full-timers who come back year after year! We had the best time and met some really wonderful people who have so much in common.  No one asks what you do, they want to know when you started or will start full-timing, where you have been and where you are going.  They will share freely their experiences, good and bad, to help you learn the ropes.  Check it out on the Web Site: RV-DREAMS RALLY. Take some time and look at the RV-Dreams Website as well.  This is the best site we have found for really good, current and accurate information about full-timing.


  1. What a nice day you had! We've had terrific weather as well this weekend. Looking forward to seeing you again at the rally!

  2. Hey, Marti and I will see you at the rally, too! We signed up this afternoon. Can't wait.

  3. Hey guys, this rally is going to be so much fun. Can't wait to see all of you!!

  4. You left out your class "B" in your definition of a good B day :) Hope you guys have an excellent time at the RV-Dreams rally! We are up in MN for a "B" mini rally over the weekend. Wish we could have done both!

    97 RT 170P "Taj Ma Trek"