It May Not Be Disney World But…

When you’ve spent an entire week at Disney and then a day in Savannah and another in Charleston – and dodged a tropical storm in the process – one might wonder what Murrells Inlet and the Myrtle Beach area have to offer. Well, I know there’s no comparison, but we certainly had a great two days when my girlfriend, Catherine, along with her husband Ken and 12 year old – just achieved a black belt – son, Chase, stopped by on their way home from Florida!

IMG_1849Our first stop was River City Cafe, where it’s all about the burger!! At our table you would find a Traditional Cheeseburger or two, as well as a Palmetto Burger and a Swiss Mushroom Burger. We barely scratched the burger surface as their menu ranged from a Mac N’ Cheese Burger to a Fork and Knife Burger; and from a Texas BBQ Burger to a Nacho Crunch Burger! Add some French fries and cold beer and what could be better! 

Next stop was the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk – which I’ve shared with you before. We walked the boardwalk and then stopped at the Mullet Hut to view the goats on Goat Island and enjoy another drink!

A trip to this area of South Carolina would not be complete without playing miniature golf…so we did! We opted for Juraissic Mini Golf – Bill beat us all – so he had to buy ice cream afterward – that’s only fair!

We then made our way home because my buddy Chase is a real basketball fan and Game 2 of the NBA Finals was on at 9pm. He was pulling for the Milwaukee Bucks but unfortunately it was not their night!

Our plan for Friday was to go to the beach, which is exactly what we did – after stopping for breakfast at the Dead Dog Saloon, which is also on the Marsh Walk. We sat outside on the deck and watched the morning activity along the boardwalk, including a Pirate tour that departed while we enjoyed breakfast. 

The beach was picture perfect – with an 83 degree water temperature – and after sitting on the beach in NJ with Catherine for many, many summers, it was delightful to do so again! Also, I have never spent as much time in the ocean as I did that day – clear water, sandy bottom, and absolutely no seaweed! 

Our last activity together was a delicious dinner at Driftwood’s Restaurant, before the Kelly family departed for home. Even though Catherine and I speak regularly, it was wonderful to be all together and to experience our new environment. Chase promised to return – “maybe over Spring break!” he uttered. He knows he’s welcome any time! He could even bring his mom and dad!

Stay Calm and Travel On…


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