Plantation Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 1/25/2014

JANUARY 25, 2014 (Saturday)

 

Moving day. Hated to leave. So nice and so comfortable at our “home” at Holiday Inn Club Vacations. As we were leaving, we asked an employee if they would call the police if we refused to vacate. She laughed and said no, she would call the front desk. She was happy to hear how much we enjoyed our stay.

Left at  9:45 AM and drove about five miles down Highway 17 to our new “home” at Plantation Resort. We were a little confused as to where the registration office was. We drove all the way through the resort and never did find it. Discovered it’s out near the Highway. Once there, Ashley was very helpful and friendly and let us check in early. She gave us the information about all the activities at the resort and then directed us to get our “parking pass.” We told the man at the parking pass desk that we’ve already been to their presentation. He was sad to learn we didn’t want to join their family.

As we were leaving the Holiday Inn.

As we were leaving the Holiday Inn.

First time around, went to the end of the road, no check in.

First time around, went to the end of the road, no check in.

I think I took the palm tree as an arrow.

I think I took the palm tree as an arrow.

Second time we realized that check in was at the very front be the highway.

Second time we realized that check in was at the very front by the highway.

Ashley was very helpful.

Ashley was very helpful.

We got to our “home” around 10:00 AM. Got our Prius unloaded and everything put away quickly. We hadn’t eaten yet so we decided to get something. We had talked about going to Carrabba’s Restaurant (an Italian chain), but it wasn’t close so we opted for a pizza joint only a couple blocks away called Ultimate California Pizza. Excellent pizza and affordable prices.  It looks like a gathering place for the local law enforcement.

Our kitchen is well appointed and a one person operation.

Our kitchen is well appointed and a one person operation.

Nice master with a big TV.

Nice master with a big TV.

Nice master bath.

Nice master bath.

Dining and living room area.

Dining and living room area.

 

Upstairs to Lex's loft bed and bath.

Upstairs to Lex’s loft bed and bath.

 

Lex's bedroom.

Lex’s bedroom.

 

View of the living room from the loft.

View of the living room from the loft.

Off the deck to the right.

Off the deck to the right.

Off the deck to the left.

Off the deck to the left.

Dining Kitchen areas.

Dining/kitchen areas.

Lex picking our table.

Lex picking our table at Ultimate California Pizza.

Metal sculpture of waves and a surfer attached to the ceiling.

Metal sculpture of waves and a surfer attached to the ceiling.

 

Ultimate California Pizza.

Ultimate California Pizza.

We each had a cheese stuffed bread stick, with Marinara sauce.

We each had a cheese stuffed bread stick, with marinara sauce.

My medium Monterey, four cheeses and spinach.

My medium Monterey, four cheese and spinach.

Edie's personal size Hawaiian.  Ham, pineapple, coconut and onions.

Edie’s personal size Hawaiian. ham, pineapple, coconut, dates and onions.

 

Lex's medium build your own.  Pineapple and ham.  We all took dinner home with our leftovers.

Lex’s medium build your own – pineapple and ham. We all took dinner home with our leftovers.

Troopers started arriving by the car load.

Troopers started arriving by the car load.

 

We told Lex they were looking for her!

We told Lex they were looking for her!

As we were driving back to our home, we saw some garage sale signs and just had to go. Sure glad we have no room in the Prius because some of the cute things I saw would be fun.

Edie and Lex at a yard sale, lucky it was so cold and windy.

Edie and Lex at a yard sale, lucky it was so cold and windy.

Anyway, once back at our “home,” we just chilled and enjoyed. It’s very nice. Loft style with Lexi’s room upstairs. It’s open and might have the battle of the televisions, but a very nice place. We’ll be very happy and comfortable here for the week. Also, it has a full size washer and dryer. As we were relaxing, we saw some ducks swim by in the canal outside our balcony. The sun shines into the living room and is lovely on a chilly day (like today).

Lexi and Michael are going to go to the workout room (he’ll take pictures) while I get some space. They’re also going out for a drink afterwards to give me more time alone. Very thoughtful and nice.

This resort has many activities. They have yoga, water aerobics, bingo, food options ($10.00 pasta night), tie dye t-shirts, regular aerobics, basic training type boot camp conditioning – just a whole lot of stuff going on. Should be fun. Also, they don’t start up too early (usually around 8:00 AM is the earliest session, and the ones we like are around 10:00 AM).

That was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

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