Monday, September 29, 2014

Last days in Myrtle Beach- September 29, 2014

This has been our last week in Myrtle Beach for this year. It was not the best of weeks with rainy weather. Yesterday, Sunday,was predicted to be a sunny day but it was cloudy except for a few rays in the morning. Our gang has gotten smaller- the Fordhams and Laudidios left their condo unit on Saturday so now it is just the Rushes, Perrys, Woodruffs and us that are here at Pirateland Campground. Sunday morning we had a breakfast together with everyone contributing. This evening we will all be going to Abuelo's Restaurant for dinner before departing tomorrow morning.

The weekend was filled with festivals in the area. Tom and I went to Huntington Beach State Park for the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival on Friday. This was a well attended festival with lots of beautiful items for sale. On Saturday we went to North Myrtle Beach to the Irish-Italian Festival and made a loop around the street where the vendors were set up selling various items and food. We then stopped at the Greek Festival that was at the Greek Orthdox Church where there were more vendors but the biggest draw is the sale of Greek pastries.

Sunday, we went to Murrell's Inlet where there was suppose to be an Octoberfest at a restaurant that turned out to be vendors selling liquors and beers to draw in the motorcyclists that are in the area for Biker's week. We did eat at Dead Dog Saloon and had nice lunch on the outside deck.

Today, Monday, it is raining again. Tom and I did get a walk to the pier in this morning before the rain. We most always go up on the pier when we walk there. We never know what we may see. One morning we saw a catch of a 16 pound triple tail fish supposedly a very good tasting fish. We also saw on the same morning a 5-6 foot shark in the water under the pier- exciting to see but scary thinking about ocean swimming in this area. This past weekend a king mackeral fishing tournament was going on and again no mackerals were caught. We're told that the sharks have really hurt mackeral fishing.

Tomorrow we will be leaving Myrtle Beach and will be headed toward Red Bay, Alabama to the Tiffin factory for some motorhome work.