Now with all the boxes unpacked and everything in its place – at least until we start moving things around – what have we been doing in our new location? As we are anxious to discover everything about Murrell’s Inlet and the surrounding area, we are keeping busy in several areas of our interests. Let me categorize what we’ve been exploring…
As most of you know, this is a priority for me and Bill. Since I last wrote, we have added some new restaurants to our list –
Rustic Table – About two years ago when we visited the Myrtle Beach area, we had stopped at this restaurant in Pawley’s Island for lunch, so we thought we’d try it for dinner. We were not disappointed. Look at my delicious shrimp and grits – best ever – and Bill’s fried chicken sandwich was amazing!
Hot Fish Club – Located on the Marshwalk, this was originally a social club founded in the 1700’s by local planters. The restaurant is housed in the oldest existing restaurant building on the Grand Strand. After a full day of activities – more to follow – we dined here with my son, Matt, and his girlfriend, Nicole, when they visited last weekend. Once again, delicious seafood – lobster pie is their specialty – but the mahi, steak and chicken were also awesome.
Joe’s Diner by the Airport – Yes, that’s really the name! More than a few of the places to which Bill and I have traveled over the past decade have had an eating establishment at or near the airport, and Myrtle Beach is no exception. We picked Matt and Nicole up at 7:30 a.m. at the airport so where else would we eat? What a great place – cash only – somewhat strange in the pandemic – and everyone knew everyone else. Even as first timers, all the locals were extremely friendly and the breakfast was traditional diner fare!
We did repeat two restaurants that I have already reviewed, as Bill and Matt hit Gordon Biersch for a beer – or two – while Nicole and I shopped a bit and then we also brunched at Tupelo Honey Cafe on Sunday morning before the kids left for home. Matt and Nicole were our first overnight guests and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment of their 30-hour whirlwind visit!!
Golf continues to be our major activity as we try various courses in our area. Anyone who has visited this part of South Carolina knows that there appear to be links on every corner. So far we have played…
The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University
I’d like to say that my game is improving but I’ll wait on that. So many courses…so little time!
Top Golf – After our breakfast at Joe’s Diner by the Airport, we went to Top Golf. At 10:00 in the morning, there was absolutely no problem getting a reservation there and once again it was great fun!
One of the first things we did upon moving was to join Fitness Edge. We go to the gym very regularly – sometimes too often – and it continues to be a great facility. I have discovered Pure Barre as well and have been attending class at the studio twice a week. Pure Barre offers an effective total body workout focused on low-impact, high intensity movements that lift and tone muscles to improve strength, agility and flexibility for every body. I’m loving it!
This past Saturday – after the gym of course – we took advantage of the gorgeous weather and drove down to Georgetown, the third oldest city in South Carolina – a quaint, waterfront community. We strolled the Harborwalk, visited some shops, and enjoyed a late lunch at Rollin Local – all around great day!
So, as you can see, even though our wheels are not rolling down the highway, we are certainly not sitting idle. Our days are filled with FOOD, ACTIVITY and EXERCISE and so, so much more!
Stay Calm and Travel On…