So, we left for Myrtle Beach on September 7. We got a bit of a later start than planned. We stopped at Hardee’s and grabbed breakfast and headed out. We drove for a long time. We always stop at a place called the Sandwich Hut in Rockingham NC. We do this to take a break from driving, to grab some snacks, and to use the bathroom. We stopped there and then headed on down the road.
We arrived in Myrtle Beach that afternoon. We went to the hotel and checked in. My friend had made two sets of reservations. One he made back in March for Wednesday – Sunday but added Monday and Tuesday later. The first room was to be ‘ocean view’ and the second ocean front.
Well, we checked in and went to our ‘ocean view’ room. It was ocean view if you stood on one end of the balcony, strained your neck and looked around the trees and other buildings! I was upset because my favorite part of the beach trip is sitting on the balcony looking at the ocean.
I went over and found out that at least my bed was comfy. My friend checked his bed and found out it was not. He decided to go back to the lobby and see if we could be moved to a better room. The nice lady at the desk, upgraded us to ocean front for those two nights and said that we wouldn’t have to move. We could stay in the same room for the whole week. This was great! She said the room had to be cleaned, but if we would come back in an hour, everything would be ready.
She offered us use of the first room, but we said we’d just run out and do something for a bit. We went and got some lunch and then headed back. Our room was ready. It was on the third floor of the building that is closest to the ocean. It had a wonderful view and we were very happy.
After getting settled in, we went to check out the pool area. They had two pools, one large, and one small. There were also four hot tubs, a lazy river, and a kiddie pool. We enjoyed the lazy river, pools, and a couple of the hot tubs. Everything was really nice. The way our room was located, we only had to go out our door and walk down a few flights of steps and we were at the pool.
We went down to the beach and walked on the sand for a bit that evening. I love walking on the beach day or night. After our walk, we went back to the room.
We ended the evening by ordering pizza. I was exhausted because I hadn’t slept well the night before so I crashed pretty hard. It was a good first day.