Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The cool winds of the north have started to meet us in SC. Cool 60s and beautiful blue skies, plenty of flowers budding all over the beach and grasslands. Colin wakes up early each morning before sunrise and goes out scouting for sunrise shots, while I’m still in dreamland. Myrtle Beach State Park, where we are staying, is beautiful with a well maintained mile long beach, fishing pier,  many picnic areas, and spring flowers blooming; a gem in the middle of the wasteland of Waffle Houses, Miniature Golf Courses and high rise Condos. The best thing for me is it seems every camper van around us has dogs for me to pet and play with. So I’m getting my fur fix.MB SP fishing pier

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Huntington Beach State Park, SC

We also visited Huntington State Park and beach, similarly beautiful and well maintained. There we found Atalaya Castle, the winter home of industrialist and philanthropist Archer M. Huntington and his wife, the sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington. Not a very beautiful building, apparently built without written plans, but very interesting to see how they lived and contributed to the local community’s recovery from the Great Depression. The park also has an extensive marshland area with many wading birds.

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The Carolina Opry (TCO)

It was a last minute decision to see if we could attend some local music. The highlight of the show wasn’t the musicians and singers (who were all excellent) but rather the dancers All That!, known for putting their innovative hip-hop twist on clogging.
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    Myrtle Beach State Park, SC

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