Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 11/22/2013

NOVEMBER 22, 2013 (Friday)

Moving day!

Leaving the outer banks, Edie opted to stop at the Wright Brothers Monument so she could hike up and see the beautiful structure.  We walked up and felt the awe all over again.

Leaving the outer banks, Edie opted to stop at the Wright Brothers Monument so she could hike up and see the beautiful structure. We walked up and felt the awe all over again.

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.

We crossed some nice sized bridges between the islands and mainland.

We crossed some nice sized bridges between the islands and mainland.

Lots of water.

Lots of water.

I was fascinated by this section of woods.  It looked like a tornado had torn much of the bark off many of the trees and snapped many others.

I was fascinated by this section of woods. It looked like a tornado had torn much of the bark off many of the trees and snapped many others.

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.

Darkening skies.

Darkening skies.

State Line into South Carolina.

State line into South Carolina.

Another attractive Welcome Center just over the state line.

Another attractive Welcome Center just over the state line.

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.

Our dinner restaurant.

Our dinner restaurant.

Margaritas for Edie and Lex.

Margaritas for Edie and Lex.

Edie had the number 4: taco, enchilada and tostoda.  She ate all the taco and not much else.  The meat was seasoned so differently than we prefer.

Edie had the number 4: taco, enchilada and tostoda. She ate all the taco and not much else. The meat was seasoned so differently than we prefer.

Lex had the number 10:  2 tacos, rice and beans.

Lex had the number 10: 2 tacos, rice and beans.

I had the Burrito California, chicken, wet with guacamole.

I had the Burrito California, chicken, wet with guacamole.

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.

Ferris wheel out our window.

Ferris wheel out our window.

Dining, living, tv.

Dining, living, tv.

Couch and kitchen in reflection.

Couch and kitchen in reflection.

Kitchen.

Kitchen.

Bathroom.

Bathroom.

Bedroom.

Bedroom.

That was our day and we’re all tired. Hope yours was great!

 

Posted in Uncategorized