What do bloggers do when they meet? Well, they eat, drink, talk and have a ball – especially when they happen to land at the same RV park! And that’s exactly what we have been doing here. Heading toward North Myrtle Beach, we learned that Dave and Sue of Beluga’s Excellent Adventures were already settled in at Briarcliff RV Campground. Then we discovered that John and Pam of Oh the Places would be arriving at the same campground the day after we got there. None of us planned it that way, it just happened! Following each other’s blogs helped us to track our movements, and – viola! – we all ended up here at the same time. Now, how cool is that?
This was our first time meeting Dave and Sue, and their very well-behaved black beauties, Lewis and Sasha. We had met John and Pam earlier this summer at Lake Erie, NY. Both couples have been on the road longer than us and had lots of stories to tell and experiences to share. There were a lot of laughs as we got caught up on our adventures.
Good times with good friends was the main affair here. Happy hour in the afternoon…
…and dinner in the evening at the excellent restaurants that were just a short walk away. All we needed were hungry tummies and the gate combination – “lower, middle, top”, according to Dave. We had themed dinners – seafood night first, then Italian and finally pizza. I forgot to bring my camera to our unexpected family-style Italian dinner. That doesn’t happen very often!
Each night, Steve and I arrived home with full tummies – oink, oink! We don’t normally go out for dinner so often, but we had a blast enjoying good meals with our friends at these excellent restaurants.
Just like the Outer Banks in North Carolina, Myrtle Beach is pretty quiet this time of the year. And to quote one of the servers we talked with, “it’s boring here now”. Wasn’t a problem for us! Unlike at the OBX, we had to drive just over a mile to access the beach here. But parking wasn’t an issue, and it was free. So, we made the most of our time, hanging out at the beach whenever the weather permitted.
I want to take a moment to thank all of you who have asked about my family in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated my country. Mom and the rest of my family in Cebu are safe and out of danger. However, as of this post we are still unable to contact my nieces and nephews who live in the province of Leyte, which bore the brunt of the powerful storm. We’re praying for them as we wait for communications to come back up.
Update: As of today Nov 11, the fourth day after the storm we finally heard from my nieces and nephews. They are all alive, safe but are now homeless. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.