Sunday at Myrtle Beach
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - Veteran's Day
It's been a while since we've had to get up and be ready at a certain time. For 30 years, I was constantly on a time schedule. Now it is really nice to just get around at a much slower pace. But this morning we had decided we wanted to go to church so that meant getting around quicker.
By 9:30, we had taken care of the dogs, gotten ready, eaten a breakfast of yogurt, granola, and blueberries, and was sitting in church. We did a little research online and found a large, nondenominational church called Beach Church.
Since we had left our hometown in Missouri a month ago, we attended church with my cousin in Nashville and we attended a church service in our campground in the Smokies Mountains. It felt so good to be back in church! It was such an amazing service. They had a special service for veterans. It was so patriotic and made us feel so good about living in the United States and having the freedom to do what we want - like camp all over this country in safety.
It was breezy and chilly outside and yet we felt like stretching our legs, so we found a mall nearby and became "mall walkers" for the first time in our lives!
It was a really nice mall! Apparently most of the stores don't open until noon on Sunday which I think is great - gives people time to go to church. It made it easier to walk around and not be tempted to shop!
We took the recommendation of our campground host who told us to go to Milardo's Pizzeria and Sports Pub for the best pizza at Myrtle Beach. We were about the first people there for lunch. We ate on the restaurant side and immensely enjoyed our pepperoni, ham, and salami pizza. It truly was a New York style pizza - thin but not to thin and soft enough to fold each slice in half.
Pretty soon, more and more people kept coming in and going to the other side of the restaurant. After we were finished eating, we were about to leave when we looked over at the other side and was amazed at the all the people there to watch football games! So we took our pizza box, got refills on our sodas, and sat down on the other side near some people from Kansas City watching the Chiefs game. It was a lot of fun! We will definitely come back to eat here the next time we're in Myrtle Beach.
On the way back to our campground, we took a detour down to Surfside Beach - it was a quaint, little area of beach houses, parks, shops and a couple of restaurants. We also stopped by an awesome car wash - one of those automatic ones that guide your vehicle through and then you get to use their vacuums, towels, and shine stuff for free.
We were told about a great dog park - in fact the lady telling us said it was rated as the 3rd best in the country! So we loaded up Charlie and Truman and took them to check out Barc Park South. It was a large park that is currently divided into two sections with a lake in the middle of the larger side. There is another smaller section that isn't open yet for smaller dogs. That would be good for our dogs. We were a little overwhelmed with the size of the park and all the other dogs but eventually we had the smaller section to ourselves and let the dogs run free. Charlie loved it! Truman wasn't so impressed. He is not as social as Charlie. A few other dogs came to our side and Charlie had so much fun playing with them while Truman jumped on my lap!
When we got back, I took some video footage of the state park so we could look back and remember our great time here!
We were so full from our lunch, we never did eat any dinner - just some chips and salsa.
Here's a breakdown of our day:
Overall it was a blessed day! Myrtle Beach is a great place with lots of different areas to explore. We look forward to coming back.
Monday we travel to the interior of South Carolina to Lancaster, SC. We will be camping at Andrew Jackson State Park.
Thanks for following along!
Stay happy Campers!
Michele and Clinton