Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

March 4th - 5th


Our rig in lot 124 at Myrtle Beach KOA.


A view of the creek running through the campground.


Myrtle Beach fishing peer. I guess the 40 degree weather kept everyone home.


Sissy and I in front of the Hard Rock Cafe at Broadway in Myrtle Beach.


Sissy taking a smoke break in front of Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson.

Traveling southbound on Route 17 from Kelly, North Carolina we made it to Myrtle Beach in no time. We arrived about noon and checked into the Myrtle Beach KOA on 5th Avenue South which is about 2 blocks from the ocean. The weather was a little cool but sunny. The traffic made us feel like we were back home; people don't know how to drive here either.

After hooking up, we were off in the truck for groceries. We skipped breakfast and lunch so we could have a nice dinner. Sissy cooked rib eye steaks, baked potatoes, mushrooms, onions and green beans. The first 2 baked potatoes bit the dust and she had to cook 2 more; she's getting the hang of it, I think.

We met some really nice people from Richmond, Virginia (Joe and Delores) who were camping also. They arrived Saturday and left Wednesday morning like us. We chatted with them for a while, then it was time for dinner and dessert (Sissy - ha, ha).

We hit the sack early to get an early start in the morning cruising on the bike. At least, that's what we thought. We both woke up about 0100 (couldn't sleep), so we got on the computer and checked email. John also created web pages for the past couple days and downloaded pics from the camera.

Monday night was 23 degrees and cold, cold, cold outside. We stayed warm inside the trailer with the heater running about every half hour. The morning wasn't much better (40 degrees) so we took the truck in the morning and cruised the strip taking pics along the way. About lunchtime, we came back to the campsite and hopped on the bike. The bike trip lasted about an hour and a half because Sissy was freezing. She was a real sport about it though, because she knew John wanted to get on the bike!

South on the bypass to Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson we went so Sissy could buy Jessy something. There weren't too many bikes on the road (1 or 2) because of the cold. We were the only ones with helmets on, and it was a good thing too because they kept the wind off our heads. After shopping, a smoke break and some pics it was back to the campsite for an early dinner of spit and git-it.

Laundry was next, so Sissy did it while John kept in contact from the trailer with the walkie talkie while updating the web pages and downloading pics from the camera. It was an early night again because of the 200+ mile trip to Savannah, Georgia in the morning. John, as always, wanted to get an early start.

John & Sissy EXCLUSIVE RATINGS: (1 bad - good 10)

  • Campground - 10
  • People - 7
  • Roads - 4
  • Scenery - 5
  • Traffic - 2
  • Things to Do - 8
  • Weather - 5

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