Sunday, April 6, 2014

Weekly Recap - Myrtle Beach

Last week's recap.
I realized I didn't post any photos of where we were staying. This is a Wyndham timeshare 2 bedroom 2 bath condo on the ocean.

Heated lazy river

Sunday was a little cool but the guys went golfing and we wandered along Main St. Hardly anything was open as we belatedly realized it was a Sunday and we were in the deep South.

We found a local bar and had a great lunch, grilled cheese and a fried bologna sandwich with a pickle and  chips.

Not their menu but one from downtown Myrtle Beach, but you can find bologna sandwiches everywhere here!

Dinner was roast beef, potatoes, carrots, turnips and corn followed by strawberries and ice cream.

Monday the guys went golfing on a much warmer sunny day and we went out to wander.

Lunch at Duffy St. 


Fried green tomatoes. First time and they were good.

A walk along the beach.

It was John's birthday so he chose Italian and we decided on Castano's at Barefoot Landing. What a mistake! Nothing went right. The bread was promised several times and finally came after our main courses were served.
The food was terrible. Here is a photo of my veal marsala swimming in sauce with pasta. The veal was tough and everything just looked beige!

They did provide a birthday dessert as the server had overheard us mentioning John's birthday.

Tuesday morning we drove our friends to the airport for their flight home. We had time to kill before we met other friends for lunch so we followed the signs for Downtown Myrtle Beach.

They have a skywheel on the boardwalk. More photos downtown.

Delicious coffee as we walked around.

We had time to kill so we drove slowly to our lunch location and took a lot of photos of old motel signs.

Lunch was at Nacho Hippo. We met up with Dave whom we hadn't seen in 12 years. He and his wife live in Myrtle Beach where he has an importing business.

Nacho Hippo was a great fun spot with delicious food.

Wednesday we checked out of the Wyndham Ocean Blvd. We went to Broadway on the Beach for a few hours and lunch as it was a gorgeous sunny day.

Lunch at Joe's Crab Shack so much better than a few weeks ago in Carlsbad CA. Maybe because it was lunch hour and not that busy.

 We checked into Wyndham Sea Watch in Myrtle Beach.

The manager was from Alberta, the timeshare desk was from Quebec so we chatted about the horrible Canadian weather. We loaded up the baggage cart with what we needed. Took it up to Villa III unit on the second floor. We took one look and said no way, it was dark and cramped. we called the desk and said it was not what we expected of a "deluxe" as it was described when we booked. Mary suggested we come down and get the keys to another unit. It was in Villa II unit 412, it was an end unit with lots of light so we switched.

Settled in and had steak sandwiches for dinner.

Thursday John was off to golf with Dave, so I had the day to myself. Spent some time walking the beach and then sitting in the sun. Time to read and catch up on blogs.

Dinner was beef stew and cheesy garlic bread. We have made good use of our leftovers.

Friday we went shopping at Marshall's and Ross' and did very well!! I scored a Steve Madden oversized tan bag for $49!!

John golfed with Dave and then the four of us met up for dinner at an Italian restaurant that they selected. Ciao, a tiny little place where reservations are a must. Delicious. I had veal marsala again as I had to rid myself of that horrible dish at Castano's.
Ciao is rated number 1 on Tripadvisor!!
Not my photo.

Only complaint? Portions were huge! Our friends went home with plenty of leftovers.

Saturday, time to pack up and get on the road to Charlotte NC. Click here for details.

Dinner at Fujo, amazing!


  1. Hi; I really enjoy traveling through your eyes.... Luce

  2. I'm baffled by the overturned building, but it's no doubt a gimmick deliberately looking like that.

    A lazy river's a new concept for a resort, at least as far as I'd have thought.


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