Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Few Days in Myrtle Beach

We left Naval Station Mayport and headed north up I-95 then east and over the coast to Myrtle Beach.
We will be here for a few days and will be opening the 'Roadrunner B and B' for friends Kirk and Susan.

Meanwhile, we are staying at the lovely Mrytle Beach State Park.  Its a bit pricey ($41nite) but has full hookups including sewer.

There are a lot of sites here and the typical State Park clientele -- a little bit of everything.
Most are in trailers and campers with a few tenters in here.

It is a large park and a great beach and fishing pier.
We are in the tail end of the warm weather so I didn't see anyone laying on the beach but there were a few folks taking in some sun in their beach chairs.
The main attraction here is the golf.  If has a lot of courses and some great deals this time of year.
We tried one out yesterday:  Heron Point Golf Course.  It was a ways out of town and in what turned out to be an older neighborhood.

We only paid $30 which included golf cart and a bucket of balls.  The course itself was a terrific layout.
Lots of character with deep sand traps, large greens, some water and trees.  It was a nice challenge and best of all -- it was 'women friendly'.  That means on each hole the women's tee box was at least 60 yards up in front of the men's tee box.  That makes it much more fun for the women because then they have a chance to hit the green in regulation.

But the course was on the verge of being neglected. Probably too much competition for too many years.  The price was right and we had a fun day, but it was a little sad to see such a great layout not too well maintained.  It is the centerpiece of a housing area that must have been in its prime in the 1980's.

Gladly, there are more courses to play and other ones to see, so we are going to have plenty to do while here.

After we got back from the golf, we chilled out and since we only have local channels and no ESPN, we watch a Red Box movie:  The Monument Men.  It was OK but we liked the one we saw the night before called "Draft Day".

We are also trying out a new grill purchase - a Grill Mat.
It worked great for the salmon and talapia and vegetables so that will be a fun new way to cook on the grill.

We are off to a great start in Myrtle Beach and looking forward to the next few days with Kirk and Susan!

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!


  1. Looks like a great campground. We've stayed a few times at Huntington Beach SP, as well as Pirate Land, Ocean Lakes and the KOA on our Myrtle Beach visits. We'll have to try this park next time.

  2. Gonna have to check out that grill mat..We do lots of grilling in the RV...(I should say MacGyver does lots of grilling!)

  3. Too funny... we just left Huntington Beach and are headed to Anastasia SP just outside of St. Augustine. We probably crossed paths as we drove;o)) Enjoy you time and the beautiful weather!!!