Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thursday Thirteen

Last week we left on vacation. Can you guess where we went?


Late evening.

The view from the 15th floor at the elevators.


Glowing Tourist Trap


From under the umbrella.

Castle by the sea.

Hubby doing the relaxing thing.

The pool area from the 15th floor.

Casting a shadow.

Mr. & Mrs. Thurston Howell, III

Lady bug! Lady bug! Fly away home! Your house is on fire! Your children are gone!

The view to the south.

The view to the north.

The beach side of our "resort."


Okay, so we went to the beach. We went to North Myrtle Beach, to be exact, which is . . . north of Myrtle Beach. It's a little quieter area that is not as crowded as Myrtle Beach proper.

My husband and I figure that we've each been to the Myrtle Beach area about 30 times or more in our lives. This is where our parents vacationed with us when we were children, and this is where we have vacationed at least 15 times in the 28 years of our marriage. The trips tend to run together - we have a hard time remembering which year what little trivia happened.

The area has changed a lot in that time. The hotels have gone from three or four stories to massive towers that rise 20 or more stories into the sky. The things we loved as children - the Pavilion area - has been torn down. It's now more a place to go play golf and shop. I suppose it reflects the changing mores of American society.

I strongly suspect we won't return to the beach again any time soon. Neither of us play golf, nor are we much on shopping.  Then there's the "I am now allergic to seafood" issue, which makes it hard to find a good place to eat since most everything serves fish down there.

This trip I was sick the entire time; I was ill before we left. I had hoped that the sea air might help and I did feel better after a few days, though never completely well. Monday evening I fell ill again, just in time for our return home. This morning I am so sick that I need to go back to bed.





Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 263rd time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


14 comments:

  1. Awww... Bless your heart - I hope you get to feeling better soon!

    I've never been too keen on beach vacations (I have a sun allergy which doesn't exactly make it fun for me), but it's a pity the scope of a beach holiday has been narrowed down so much.

    Here's hoping you find a new place to enjoy during your "down time".

    Happy TT!

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    1. A sun allergy would definitely make a beach vacation an intolerable one. That is tough. That's like being allergic to water!

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  2. After living many years on islands in the Pacific, I love the beach. Not too fond of all the peeps. I have never been to the Virginia beaches and really have to make that a priority. One of these days when we don't have to go to England TWICE in one year!

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    1. We have always preferred the Myrtle Beach area in South Carolina to Virginia Beach.

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  3. Glad the Howells could join you. LOL What a hoot.

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    1. I couldn't believe it when they sat down beside us. :-)

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  4. I know what you mean about those beach vacations all blurring together. We usually go in September. I hope you are feeling better now.

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    1. Thank you. Not there yet but hopefully soon.

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  5. That swimming pool area is very artistic. Makes for a great shot.

    I rarely go back to the same place for vacation. Good thing, too, or I'd never keep anything straight at all. My brain just wouldn't be up to it.

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    1. We need to start going someplace else, so we will be thinking about that. Happy to consider recommendations!

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  6. Wow, that's some pool area. Love the top photo and one of the sand castle. My Autumn T13

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  7. Awww...what a bummer to be sick on your vacation! Hope you soon feel better. I enjoyed your 13 pictures---especially the Thurston Howell's. :-)

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  8. Everything about that location looks perfect. I can relate to the getting sick thing as well.

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  9. Okay, so it is very depressing to see commercialisation ruin so much with so little protest, or even awareness of how our lives are being prescribed in merely consumer terms. But it can't stamp out all individuality and imagination. That fantastic lady bird sand castle showed that for at least one person, going to the beach was about being beside the sea, not shopping, shopping, shopping! Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing. Hope you feel better soon.

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