Daytona Beach, Florida to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 1/18/2014

JANUARY 18, 2014 (Saturday)

 

Moving day! Yahoo! We were excited to be leaving the Silver Beach Club. We figured it couldn’t be any worse, and odds are it would be better. We left around 9:30 AM. It was so cold but the sun was shining. The drive today was about 450 miles and took about 8 hours. The weather was nice the whole trip. 

Sign at a park in Ormand Beach as we headed out.

Sign at a park in Ormond Beach as we headed out.

We went through Jacksonville.

We went through Jacksonville.

We stopped for gas ($3.46 gallon) in Jacksonville, Florida, and then to the nearby Walmart. Michael and Lexi wanted new pillows for the car ride. After that it was all about the drive. We stopped for lunch in Savannah, Georgia at a Perkins Restaurant. Michael had a chicken fried steak, Lexi had a dessert for her meal, and I had a half a turkey sandwich and salad (with a piece of pie to go). Everything was fresh and good. The only other stop was for another tank of gas about an hour out of Myrtle Beach ($3.20 gallon).

Perkins with a really big flag out front.

Perkins with a really big flag out front.

Lex's brownie, ice cream, whip cream lunch.

Lex’s brownie, ice cream, whip cream lunch.

My chicken fried steak.  It has been years since I have had this.

My chicken fried steak. It has been years since I have had this.

Edie's half sandwich, forgot to photo her salad.

Edie’s half sandwich, forgot to photo her salad.

Edie's to go pie.

Edie’s to go pie.

Crossing in South Carolina.

Crossing in South Carolina.

Neat bridge outside of Charleston.

Neat bridge outside of Charleston.

Gas

Gas

Gas and bathroom break.

Gas and bathroom break.

Our GPS took us to the Holiday Inn Hotel on Ocean Boulevard, but it was the wrong one. I had remembered seeing the Holiday Inn Vacation Club before when we were here in November. Anyway, we ended up going to the Coral Reef registration desk and the kind lady told us where we needed to go. We were so close (and yet so far away). Registration was quick and easy. They tried to get us into a presentation but we were tired and said no. The young man told us where things were located and what was going on during the week. He was nice and informative.

Lobby with fire going.

Lobby with fire going.

Indoor pool off the loby.

Indoor pool off the lobby.

Pool table and I am sure there is more we will discover tomorrow.

Pool table and I am sure there is more we will discover tomorrow.

Lex's bathroom.

Lex’s bathroom.

Washer and dryer, Edie is happy.

 

Lex's bedroom.

Lex’s bedroom.

 

Kitchen.

Kitchen.

Kitchen.

Kitchen.

Living room.

Living room.

Master.

Master.

Master bath.

Master bath.

Master shower.

Master shower.

Master toilet.

Master toilet.

Master shower.

Master shower.

Our bedroom.

Our bedroom.

Bedroom TV.

Bedroom TV.

Our room was a little drive through the gate and around the corner quite a bit. When we got into our room we were so thrilled! What a beautiful place. Everything is bright, new looking, and clean. Feels like we hit the jackpot. Overlooks the huge hot tub. Even the plates and bowls are yellow and bright. Absolutely gorgeous place. Loving it. So glad, especially after the last two weeks (except our time at Ocean Walk).

That was our moving day. Hope yours was great!

 

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