Sunday, February 28, 2021

A Little Get-Away

With over a week of seeing this

We were blessed to be able to see this!

Since J retired, we've traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina the last of February so he can play with a group of fellow retirees.  I don't play golf with the guys but I do enjoy spending time walking on the beach, slow stitching, crocheting and genealogy work on the computer.  

It was interesting remembering our visit last year.  We were starting to hear about a new virus that was taking hold in China and elsewhere.  We were planning a big trip, a Baltic Cruise actually in June, and began wondering if that would happen.  Remember, about this time last year, cruise ships were being hit hard by this new disease and passengers were holed up in their rooms on board.  Awful!  

We visited here at MB for a week last year and then traveled to Florida.  We were able to watch a few games of our beloved Cardinals at Spring Training.  I think we were some of the lucky few who were able to do so because Spring Training was closed down soon after that week.

Things were different at the Beach this year; people have learned to wear masks in public and social distance.  Most everyone has been very respectful of the changes and with the development and distribution of the vaccines, I think we all see the "light at the end of the tunnel!"

In the past, we've enjoyed eating out at our favorite places; this year was a little different.  We didn't feel completely comfortable dining in so we  ordered carry out most evenings.  I anticipated this so decided to make the best of it!  I brought two different sets of table linens to dress up our dining experience in the room 

Isn't this romantic and quaint?!  I even brought some battery-powered candles....that didn't quite fit in the holders.  We had several laughs about that when one would fall over unexpectedly!  

One evening we decided to give outside dining a try and oh, were we rewarded deliciously!!  Our favorite restaurant in the area is Drunken Jack's at Murrells Inlet.  Well, you can see how happy J was with his meal!
It was oysters and trigger fish.  Very daring!

I enjoyed a delicious she-crab soup and salad.  My favorites!

I have to add these beautiful beach photos to save on the blog.  I like using my blog as a scrapbook.  Do you do that, too?  I hope you enjoy these and hope they bring you a little smile!


Walks Along the Beach

Evening Views
Our hotel balcony faced east so we had no sunsets 
but the evening sky was very pretty.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope your week was lovely, too!



Kim said...

What a little piece of heaven you visited. Those sunrises and sunsets must have been a joy to behold. I must say your and J's dinner out looked delicious. That she-crab soup looks very tasty. I love you went to so much trouble when dining in. Battery operated candles...oh well if you have to improvise these are the 'go to' I suppose. I would imagine walks along the sun-filled beaches would be so much more wonderful than a week trudging through the snow. Hopefully when you arrived back home the snow had melted and little spring flowers are beginning to pop up. I too, love to use my blog as a scrap book. Blogs are a wonderful keeper of our photos and words; a visual treasure trove of our memories.

Wendy Howard said...

So beautiful! The food looked great as well. Blessings.

Shannon @ Belle Bleu Interiors said...

Zenda, I'm so happy that you were able to go on a trip. Your photos of the beach are gorgeous! That food looks scrumptious. I bet it felt wonderful to be able to dine out. We received our first vaccine a little over a week ago. As soon as we get our second one, and it has had time to work we are going out to dinner to celebrate. I can't wait! I hope you have a most beautiful week ahead. Take care, sweet friend!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

What a nice break from the winter doldrums! Love seeing the ocean and it sounds like it was a relaxing getaway!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

It's wonderful that you and your husband were able to get away on vacation. I enjoyed looking at the pretty photos of the beach and water. Thanks for the lovely blog visit. Hope you have a nice week.