Monday, September 19, 2016

Myrtle Beach KOA, September 16-18, 2016

Myrtle Beach KOA, September 16-18, 2016

Friday 16th

   We left home around 1pm and drove to Rockingham to fill up our gas tank and empty our bladder. This time we came in on 501/22/31 and was at Walmart at 5:25pm. We picked up a few groceries and headed to KOA to check in.
   After unpacking the car, Amy was ready for the beach. We walked to the beach and watched the ocean for a few minutes and then headed back to cabin.
   For supper we had spaghetti, real fries and garlic toast. After we cleaned up Amy helped me hang the tarp. This is a new 11'*11' that I picked up at Harbor Freight.
   We started a fire and started a LIVE broadcast over Facebook, that was fun. We then made some smores and they were good. Afterwards I cleaned up for the night and Amy read a local paper.

Saturday 17th

   Coffee first thing this morning. Then I got Amy up and we took a walk along the beach. We walked for about 3 miles and we were both hungry when we got back.
   I made scrambled eggs with bacon, sweet potato hashbrowns and toast. After breakfast I we showered and changed. Then we went bowling and that was cool. After bowling we came back and rested awhile.
   We then took another walk, this time we went north. We walked up to the Bowery and eat ice cream at Peaches Corner, it was good. My knee was hurting so I used the Uber app to get us a ride back to the campground.
   We thought we would go see a movie (Sully) but it was sold out. We then went to Victoria's Secret and Amy picked up some lotion at no charge.
   Stopped by Walmart and got hot dog buns then started supper back at camp. We had hit dogs, potato salad and cole slaw.

   After supper we played putt putt at Jungle Golf Amy won.


Sunday 18th

   Up early this morning, lots to do. I cooked breakfast this morning and Amy washed dishes. We had scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes and apple butter. While Amy washed dishes I started taking down camp. Folded our new tarp, which worked nicely, and it is a 11 x 11 tarp. I then packed the camp bag
  • two folding camp chairs
  • 1- 11'x11' tarp
  • 4 spools of rope for tarp
  • 1 small extension cord
  • 1 outdoor extension cord with 6 outlets on it
  • 1 queen size air mattress
  • 1 air pump for mattress
  • Fire poker and shovel
  • 2 seat cushions
   After the dishes were done I started on the kitchen box and after I had it all nicely packed it was time to remove the strap that holds it to the table. Well I had put the cast iron pot on the table part of the box and when I removed the strap it toppled over onto the ground. The only thing that had broken was the two coffee mugs we had purchased last year. Well we repacked it and started putting the stuff in the trunk.

   After we got everything but suitcases packed we showered and changed for church. We put suitcases in car and went to the office and checked out. We had time so we decided to go to Dunkin Donuts for coffee and of course a donut. While we were there Amy and I saw the news about the terrorist bombings in NY and NJ. We did not know anything about it since we had not TV or radio at the campsite. Afterwards we went to morning service at Friendship Baptist Church on 6th South Street and the pastor preached a message on Psalms 122:1 about being at the house of God.

   After service we headed to 21st North and ate lunch at River City Cafe. One of Amys relatives had bragged about the place and she said it had the best burgers in town but that it looked like a shack. She was right on both counts. The place looked really run down but in reality it was very clean and efficiently run. The burgers were really good as well.

   We left there and headed for home. We came in and left this time on Route 22 and it was a much easier drive and cuts 10 minutes off the drive time.  On the way home we stopped at Sparkys (overpriced) and McArthurs Farms. McArthurs Farms was really nice and prices were OK. In Rockingham we had to stop at the BP instead of the Citgo because Citgo was out of gas. The BP was OK but the bathrooms were not as nice. Met a nice Sheriff Officer at the BP that was telling me to be careful heading home.