Last weekend I visited my sisters brand new home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Since my carry-on space was limited, my professional camera didn’t make the cut. Sorry this post is full of iPhone photos that are not quite up to par. Then again, not having my camera allowed me to live in the moment instead of seeing the world through a lens.
For those of you who don’t know, my sister, Nicole, and her husband, Chris, recently had a little baby girl. I was more than ecstatic to visit the family in their brand new home by the beach. I was in desperate need of some sister time, and who doesn’t love getting baby kisses from their niece? And by “baby kisses” I mean her new found love of blowing air through her lips to make fart noises. When you’re 10 months old, that is a rather exciting noise.
It was a pretty low key weekend since the focus was visiting my sister and not sightseeing. Saturday afternoon we went to Boardwalk at the Beach which ironically is not at the beach at all. Despite the misleading name, the area is super cute. It’s extremely touristy, but not in a bad way. There’s little specialty stores for wine, beef jerky, clothes, etc. There’s tons of bars and restaurants. On top of all that are the tourist attractions. We opted for the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Aquarium featuring Planet Jellies! Although a little overpriced, it was a lot of fun. The shark tunnel was very cool and watching the jelly fish glow under beautiful colored lights was pretty spectacular. I even got to touch a jelly! After that we hit up Margaritaville for lunch. It was my first time experiencing the madness. The food was pretty good and the atmosphere was amazing. You could easily tell who the regulars in the crowd were.
Sunday we took it easy. We stopped off at the beach during a real estate adventure. It was a tad on the cold side so we didn’t stick around. Basically I ran onto the sand, said “I went to Myrtle Beach” and ran back inside. After that, we did a little interior design for the house, and finally made it to dinner. We decided on Captain George’s which is an upscale seafood buffet. I can describe this place in three wonderful words, “Unlimited Crab Legs.” I’m pretty sure we each had four full plates of crab. Plus, they had an awesome flan available for dessert. I love flan! Not only was the food really good, but the atmosphere was amazing as well. The buffet is actually made up of three giant sail boats. The ceiling looks like a starry night, and even the bathroom was cool. Overall we had an incredible dining experience.
There was so much more to see, and I can’t wait to go back and experience it all! Have you been to Myrtle Beach? I’m always looking for tips! Please share them in the comments for my next visit.
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