Tuesday, October 4, 2011

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina's Crown Jewel.......

The Dawn Comes Up Like Thunder Over the Atlantic Ocean.  Shot From Our Porch at 7:00 AM
Yesterday we were on the road, leaving Knoxville at 7:00 AM and finally arriving on the grand strand of North Myrtle Beach at 5:00 in the afternoon.  We were tired.  We checked into our beach front condo,  ordered some take-out and RELAXED.

Cindy Relaxes on Our Porch Balcony After A Long Drive

Me---Enjoying the View From Our Balcony Over Drinks


View From Our Balcony Looking Toward the Atlantic Ocean and the Beach Bistro
The beach is beautiful and our porch overlooks the pool and ocean.  An ocean driven creek ebbs and flows  with the tide and winds through and around the property.  Pelicans ride the wind currents overhead.  Seagulls squeak their forlorn calls to the depths.  An occasional dolphin rolls in the surf.  The water is a combination of deep blue and steel gray.  The October wind is refreshing in the 70 degree heat.  The beach is almost deserted.  We love it.
View From Our Balcony Looking Toward the Atlantic Ocean

We pour a round of toddies and repair to our porch.  Two raccoons amble along the poolside fencing in search of sustenance.  Ducks call out to the poolside guests for bread crumbs.  My binoculars come in handy as we search the adjoining condos for activity.  Life is good.
Sunrise at 6:45 AM

We slept like the dead, but were up early to enjoy the spectacular sunrise.  Today we will explore the strand, prowl through Barefoot Landing, shop for provisions and sink our bare feet into the Atlantic ocean, enjoying the feeling of sand squishing up between our toes. 

There is a God.

21 comments:

  1. Who knows what awaits us today! I just love it here, always have and happy to know you loved Myrtle Beach, too. Thank you for making this dream come true! ♥

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  2. Good morning to you! Yes there is a God and your visit is enough to make a Cali girl stuck in Colorado a tad bit jealous. So then I hope that you grab more pictures and ease the yearning of my heart to stare at the sea and forget about my woes. Have a blessed day filled with much love!

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  3. Enjoy!

    North is rather upscale, South is rather quaint.

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  4. I agree there is a God ...and hope you and your sweetness has the "most" of good times....I rose to a Rooster crowing this morning before the Sun even peak in on me, the birds singing from the loft in my trees, and the air crisp telling me "hot draught" is over...I had to stand for a bit on the edge of my carport and take in the beauty and freshness of the new Fall Season....what revival I had ....

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  5. What a lovely vacation- and great pics!

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  6. What a beautiful spot...great view of of the ocean and the pool....and the sunset is just adorable and breathtaking.

    Like I wrote in Cindys Blog...you deserve the beautiful vacation after the month of stress.

    Hope to see more from you vacation.

    Greetings to Cindy and have a wonderful day

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  7. What a nice getaway! And a great end of season fling before the cold weather sets in. Enjoy yourself!

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  8. I was there about this time last year. Sigh. Thank you for taking me back. Oh, how I love me some beach!

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  9. I felt as if I were right there, along for the vacay!
    And the quietness. So wonderful! There is a God.
    xo, misha

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  10. Is it time for Cindy's massage yet? Chop, chop Clint. :)CB

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  11. Wow...what a wonderful spot to get away! I hope you have a spectacular time. And yes....there is God:D

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  12. I thought id stop by your blog and say hello. And i hope your enjoying the beautiful fall weather that has begun. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  13. Awesome! Hope you guys continue to have a wonderful time!

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  14. Gosh that sounds good, especially the deserted beach. So glad you aren't sleeping past the sunrises.
    Arkansas Patti

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  15. Oh, WOW...this looks AWESOME....have a relaxing, wonderful time!!

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  16. You do know how to vacation don't you? Sounds like a blast.

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  17. Beautiful photos! What a great place to go : ) Glad you two had fun!

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  18. Looks beautiful! What a great place.

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  19. Looks a wonderful place so you both have a great time and lots of fun.
    Lovely photos.
    My that was a long time to travel..

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  20. Thought I'd read another one - your vacation looks like you and your wife are having a great time.

    And yes there is a wonderful God.

    And I am following you and thanks for the return.

    sandie

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  21. I appreciate the sharing. Beautiful place to have fun and relax. Nice that you have each other to experience it together.

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