Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Great Birthday

Well, the birthday guy had a great day (17 February), so he said. He started his morning requesting a homemade omelette and coffee for his breakfast and then relaxed for a couple of hours on our sunny deck reading his newspaper and watching the ocean waves.

We took a long beach walk together and enjoyed the view of a couple of dolphins swimming close by.

The afternoon and evening were spent at Paul's new favourite place, Hannah Banana's Sunshine Cabana in Murrells Inlet. Unfortunately the sun and wind did not cooperate as much as we could have liked so we only were able to sit outside for a little while, but long enough to enjoy a couple of cool beers and appetizers.

It is such a great place on the intercoastal waterway and we were able to watch a couple of boats go by. This one, being a local shrimp boat.

We didn't get to enjoy a colourful sunset that evening, but the sky was lovely, just the same.

We moved our little party inside once the sun went down. Their bar has quite a selection of beverages. My sister even tried a pumpkin liqueur. It was a little too spice flavoured for me.

We enjoyed a meal of great burgers and then I drove the birthday guy and my sister home.

I shouldn't say this, but - we ate so much food at dinner that we had to postpone having the birthday cake at home until the next day. Which was a good thing!

Here's to many more birthdays together cutie.....

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Beach Activity

These pictures are for my horsie friend, Mavis.
I think of her any time I see the riders on the beach.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Wishing everyone a
Happy Valentine's Day
with their sweetheart,
family and friends.
Enjoy the little
things in

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

South Carolina Civil War Museum

This morning we were invited by our friends, Irm and Don, to attend the monthly meeting of their local Antique Club held at Tupelo Bay Golf Club. The guest speaker was Ted Gragg, owner of the South Carolina Civil War Museum in Myrtle Beach and he was giving a talk on a variety of guns (displayed below) from his Museum. Some of the guns weighed more than 30 pounds.

Although I do not have a liking for guns, he was a very informed and interesting person. Paul had read about some of the guns in his Civil War books, so it was nice for him to actually see them.

After the meeting some of the Club members went for lunch at California Dreaming. It was our first time at this restaurant and we really enjoyed our lunch. We tried their "baked potato soup" and the "she crab soup" - both were excellent - as well as the house salad.

Then it was off to the South Carolina Civil War Museum for a tour. It is quite an interesting Museum and definitely worth a visit for anyone interested in Civil War history.

Paul has been meaning to visit the Museum for some time, so it was nice that our friends gave us the opportunity to do so. Thank you.