NOVEMBER 22, 2013 (Friday)
Left about 10:00 AM and went to Subway for breakfast. Our first stop was going to see the Wright brothers monument. It looked so beautiful on the pictures Michael had taken before, that I wanted to see it up close and personal, and Michael wanted to see it again. It was lovely. Next we stopped in Nags Head to get gas (ouch). Good thing we drive a Prius. We headed West out of Nags Head onto a little island, then over a really long bridge onto the mainland. We followed the Alligator River for quite awhile. There were signs on the road for bear crossing. Didn’t see alligators or bears, but Lexi did see turtles. Does that count? I think so.
Long drive – about 350 miles (approximately 7 hours). Weather kept getting darker and darker. Finally the rain started about an hour before we got to Myrtle Beach. Our Prius GPS took us to the wrong address. It looks like there are 3 or 4 different places with the same address. Anyway, we are near the huge ferris wheel and the pier. Should be fun.
We stopped for dinner at a little Mexican food place (Mexico Lindo) before we checked in. It was okay, not great. Food is so different on the East Coast. They had really good margaritas though.
We checked into the Seaglass Towers quickly and easily. Couldn’t be offered their “bluegreen tour” because we had it in Williamsburg, Virginia. The room is lovely, small but quite lovely. We couldn’t get an ocean view but have lovely views of the ferris wheel and other fun things. There is a nice little kitchen, table, sofa bed for Lexi, nice sized bathroom with a large tub, and a small bedroom (but lovely). All windows are floor to ceiling. Love it but it is very small. Would be great for 2, small for 3 or 4.
That was our day and we’re all tired. Hope yours was great!