Back In Myrtle Beach - Wednesday - June 20, 2012

We arrived back at Myrtle Beach State Park on Monday, June 18th.  This is not the best time to be here if you can't stand crowds.  But it is the closest site available at the beach anywhere close to where Nancy's mother lives.  We did manage to snag site 313 on the back row.

Site 313, 50amp and water

We like the sites on the back row.  It is just quieter and they seem to have a little more room between sites.  There are some full hookup sites else where in the park, but they are in very congested areas.  We are fortunate to have LARGE holding tanks, so a sewer connection is not critical.

Our loop, looking right...

Our loop, looking left...

Once we got set up, it was off to the grocery store.  Traffic is terrible!!!  The park entrance is on Business Hwy 17 , one of the busiest roads in Myrtle Beach.  It took at least 10 minutes to make a left turn out of the campground;o((  We stopped at the produce stand just outside the park and then headed to Walmart to replenished our fridge and cupboards.  We seemed to be able to go two weeks between fill-ups;o))  That's nice until you get to the checkout and have to pay;o((  But except for a visit or two to the little produce stand, we are set for the length of our stay!!

Once we got the groceries put away and had some dinner, I was beat.  Hard to believe we had breakfast at Lake Wateree, moved to Myrtle Beach, got set up, did the grocery shopping, had dinner and there is still daylight left!!  So I decided to just enjoy the rest of the evening from my relaxing spot;o))

Tuesday morning, June 19th, we were up and out walking early.  This is the best time of the day as most campers are still sleeping!!  We walked the State Park roads as it was high tide and walking in the soft sand is just too difficult.

Fishing Pier from a distance

Fishing Pier Tackle Shop and Souvenir Store

Early Birds catch the FISH!!

View to the south - ocean was sooooo calm :o))

View to the north - Yes, that is Myrtle Beach downtown :o((

As we were leaving the fishing pier, we saw this enclosure and sign on the beach.  They make a real effort to protect Loggerhead Turtle nesting sites.  I guess they know when to remove the grate and fence in order for the baby turtles to make their way to the ocean :o))
Along the state park beach property we have seen about 6 of these grates and signs.  There is a stiff fine for messing with these nesting sites !!!

As we finished our walk and headed back to the motorhome,
we passed some really pretty flowers :o)


After showers and breakfast, we headed to our post office;o))
We are so lucky to have good friends, Bill and Cris, 
who are willing to accept our mail
until we change our residence to Florida in October.

After a too short visit with Bill and Cris, we headed down to see Nancy's mother and have lunch with her.  Nancy left her camera in the car so no photos until next time.  After taking care of a few things for her and enjoying a nice lunch, she was off to a foot doctor appointment. 

We had an appointment at the laundromat as well ;o(( 

We used this laundry last time we were at Huntington Beach SP.  It was clean, empty and air conditioned.  So we drove a little further to use it again.  Well it was still clean and air conditioned, but it wasn't empty.  Oh well, we still get all our laundry done in just a few hours every two weeks and we have more storage space by not having our own washer and dryer.  Much about this life style is all about trade-offs!!

Now it has been two days of travel, errands and visiting. 

Today, Wednesday June 20th, was a planned DO-NOTHING day!!!

That is exactly what we did :o)))

But there is always TOMORROW ;o)))


  1. Ahhh...brings back memories of our visit to Myrtle Beach...gosh, about a year and a half ago now. Thanks for the pictures.
    Also love your picnic table enclosure...i.e. your quiet spot!
    Safe travels...

  2. I've been eyeing that screen room too. Curious how long it takes to put up and how much space it takes to stow? Not all places have a spot to put something like that up, but it sure looks nice and comfy for the places that do :)

  3. Sounds & looks like a nice spot. Love the screen room too.

  4. WOW two weeks of groceries. Given that I'm not a shopper, that sounds wonderful. Somehow we never seem to be able to do that. Maybe I'd better take a class from Nancy on what to eat and how to store it.

    Glad to see you are now relaxing. That was a busy few days.

  5. We also enjoy the extra storage space we have by foregoing a W/D, and are quite content to go to the laundromat.

    Sure do like that screen room!

  6. I need to give Myrtle Beach another chance. I was there one summer doing some training and all I can remember was the traffic.

  7. We are sorry to have missed you. We are still "Baby" up close. Have to agree the traffic is terrible, but the ocean was WONDERFUL! :c)

  8. Ugh on the traffic but glad that you got all your errands taken care of. Now you can relax and do whatever floats your boat! ;-)

  9. Bill, drop me an email to After the RV-Dreams rally in TN in spring 2011; Connie and I just purchased a New Horizons 5ver and F450. I've got a couple questions about your outside carpet and sun room I want to ask you.