Sunday, April 16
Easter Sunday and we are headed to NC after church to have dinner with Katie and the kids. Thanks for the invite Katie, dinner was wonderful and we always like spending time with you guys!
Today, we're driving south to see the Hills in Murrells Inlet. We arrived at Huntington Beach State Park early afternoon, checked in and got the camper set up. Looking forward to spending time with Maggie this week on her spring break. Tonight, Kelley cooked dinner and we got to catch up on the latest news with Seth, Maggie and her.
Kelley dropped Maggie off at the campground on her way to work and we went for a bike ride. Maggie rode 2.2 miles! Then we went to Maggie's favorite restaurant for lunch, Chick-fil-A! Maggie traded in her toy for an ice cream, a really good deal, I say!
Grandpa had to get a pair of sandals so we went to the shoe store in Myrtle Beach where Maggie found some really cool Converse, which we had to get because they're 50% off! Our next stop was Samantha's Playground where Maggie showed she was quite good at traversing the monkey rings.
The Hills treated us to dinner this evening at the King Street Grille...really great burgers! Thanks Seth and Kelley. We appreciate your kindness!
A walk on the board walk in Myrtle Beach and a few turns on the SkyWheel were the items on the agenda this morning. The SkyWheel was a real treat. Maggie was fascinated by how small the cars and people were as she looked down.
We stopped for lunch at Gordon Biersch in The Market Common before heading to Samantha's Playground for a little more play time. On the way back to the campsite, Maggie needed ice cream! The sign behind her says, "There is no problem a bowl of ice cream can't fix." True, especially if you have a whole bowl of sprinkles to put on it!
So, if your name is Ripley and you find a yacht for rent on Airbnb at Ripley's Point Marina in Charleston, you just have to rent it! And Sam and Sharon did! So today we drove to Charleston to see the Captain and his mate. On the way, we tried to eat lunch at Five Loaves in Mt. Pleasant, which we found after practicing a bunch of u-turns! It was standing room only so we headed to their location in Charleston. It is a great place for lunch!
After touring the yacht, we checked out the view from the high deck. It's a great spot for happy hour and to watch the boats coming in and out of the marina.
On the way back to Murrells Inlet we stopped at Boone Hall Farm for strawberries. They are fresh from the field and delicious! One note, we can't believe how Mt. Pleasant has changed since Kelley lived there. A whole lot of development to the north and a lot of traffic on Route 17.
After a morning bike ride, we spent the afternoon at the beach. It was windy and the water was chilly but that didn't deter Maggie from getting in the ocean with her boogie board. The adults sat and watched!