Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Myrtle Beach day 5: movin' on up

Started the day with cereal and the Jumble. I actually got all four words today! Woot!

So yesterday the desk clerk said I would have to move rooms in order to extend my stay. I packed up everything this morning, and then the manager told me I could have kept my room. Well, since I'm all packed up, can I move to a higher floor? The answer was yes! Now I'm on the 7th floor. It's still over the pool but it's much harder to hear the folks in the pool. I've always liked being on a higher up floor.

Lunch was at K&W. It was like Thanksgiving dinner! Before:
lunch:  before

lunch:  after

There was actually no line at all when I got there. I don't think I've ever seen it like that before. Not even someone in line or at the end of the line. totally empty.

On my drive back to the hotel, I saw someone being handcuffed. I believe that's the first time I've ever seen that in person...

Came back and took a nap, read a bit, went swimming in the ocean, read some more, finished postcards, and went back to Cracker Barrel for dinner.

Oh, but here's my afternoon snack:
my afternoon snack

My new view
new view to the front

My reflection:
this is my reflection

I wanted to take a picture of a pelican but I was too slow
the pelican flew out of this shot

I'm a huge fan of George, and now am a big fan of Sirius satellite radio in my rental car. Also, when Pete and I went to Hawaii in 2006, Freedom was the first song on our vacation CD, to be played after we were sprung from the conference. So I've always associated it with being free and on vacay, even though the song has nothing to do with vacation whatsoever. What a coincidence that it was playing when I got back in the car.
Sirius satellite radio

I went to a bookshop and bought a book for tmw. I finished the one I bought at the airport on Saturday.

I just liked how this looked:
palm frond?

These yes/no signs seem so vintage to me
Yes or no

So I decided to walk to Krispy Kreme. On one side of the sign, it was "hot now":
Hot now

the other side was more specific:
Krispy Kreme Hot Doughnuts NOW

I like this "mini mart" neon sign through the seagrass:
sea grass and the mini-mart
The hotel in the background of that shot is called "Camelot". No joke.

And finally, I ate the donut--do you see the moon?
the moon through the donut

The evening finished with fireworks! Someone was on the beach lighting them, and these were a step up from the usual amateur effort.

Good night!

1 comment:

  1. "... But if you shake your @$$ / they notice fast / that some mistakes were built to laaaaast / that's what you get..." I love that song! Righteous!


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