Thursday, August 13, 2015

A Quick Trip

Sparky went to Myrtle Beach for a quick weekend visit to Eldy's sister-in-law. She flew Allegiant, which has very good pricing, just not the best maintenance and schedule adherence. Sparky had never been to Myrtle Beach and enjoyed it. From a very short visit and observation, it seemed like sort of a cross between the Daytona Beach area and Pigeon Forge. Lots of touristy shops, beach shops, the usual sort of thing you see in a beach resort town.

Shell (short for Michelle,) was a terrific hostess. Despite the really hot weather, nineties and humidity, just like Florida, it still seemed not quite as humid as Bradenton/Sarasota, so Sparky got some temporary relief from the oppressive temperatures back home. It rained almost every day and was cloudy, so that helped keep temps comfortable, relatively speaking...We ate, we shopped, we visited the beach.

But we kept it simple...We had one great meal a day....sampling various restaurants in the area.....Mellow Mushroom was, calzones, hoagies and salads. Sparky's Italian hoagie was terrific! Fresh basil, YUM!

They had a very groovy decor going on the inside....Reminded Sparky of the seventies....  :-)

Another day we went to Burgerfi...A terrific burger joint with an industrial vibe...Great burgers and fries served on mini cookie sheet trays....They are a "green" company, recycle lots and seem to be a environmentally friendly company. Sparky was impressed!

We went to Cherry Grove Beach on the northern end of town. The sand was clean and brown...Great pier....The pier is much higher up in its construction, it was a long way down to the water! It had two levels to it.

A fisherman landed a small shark!

The birds were really different there, no egrets or herons, just a lot of what appeared to be grackles. We didn't see any pelicans either...Surprising!

Michelle and Sparky have a ton in common, we never stopped yakking the whole time we were together. Similar family backgrounds, personalities, we were like two peas in a pod....And, we both like to craft...So of course Sparky wanted to go to A.C. Moore, a craft store very similar to Hobby Lobby and Michaels. She managed to find yarn, charms and a few other things for the quiet book she is making for her grandson.

The time passed by quickly and soon Sparky was back home again....crafting....For pictures of her quiet book she is making, check out Millie's Girls, her craft blog on Blogger.


  1. Love the Myrtle beach area, have been there a few times over the years.

  2. Very nice that you and Shell got along so well :) We love Myrtle Beach too, even though it's very touristy.

  3. Glad to hear that you got away for another mini trip. Nice that you have so much in common with Eldy's sister-in-law. A girls' trip is always fun.