Myrtle Beach South Carolina

Myrtle Beach

My vacation to Myrtle Beach South Carolina in 2020 was the first vacation I ever had as an adult. I had been here before, just once, when I was 9 years old. Something about returning to a place you have been to in your past seemed enticing. The oceans beauty which had captured my attention as a child still beckoned my soul.

The beach was better than I could remember, yet missing the overabundance of silver dollars that I remember collecting way back then. Matter of fact, not one silver dollar was found or seen during the two days spent on the beach. Only a mixture of small seashells and broken shells were located. Maybe silver dollar finds are only seasonal, I do not know, but you could purchase them at gift shops, some were real, while others were made out of some type of silver plating.

We had our rv with us, and by some miracle, my husband found us the perfect spot located within a small community within a few yards, literally from the ocean. The only thing that divided us from the ocean was a small retaining wall and an open sandy walk way which let the tide come in every morning. Nothing like opening your rv door and being surrounded by ocean water about a foot deep every day. The most interesting thing we discovered within this rv community, was that you could sign up to work in the gift shop or perhaps help do maintenance for the park, a few days a week and stay here for free. Sounds like a good retirement plan if you ask me. 😉

Now when it comes to food, and restaurants, be weary, looks can be deceiving. Our first stop was a seafood buffet place with all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but quite frankly, the food was well, a little too fishy for our liking. ;(

not the best food 🙁

However, we did find an amazing breakfast place that was so good, we kept going back too! Makes me hungry just looking at it again.

The scenery at Myrtle beach was beautiful. It was a beautiful place to revisit, and I am sure we will return soon again. Heck, we might even stay for a year if the offer at the rv park is still available. I hope you all get a chance to visit Myrtle Beach. One day, maybe the silver dollars will return, who knows. But Myrtle beach, will always have a special place in my heart. 😉

another view of the beach

I hope you enjoyed a few of my pictures from my Myrtle Beach vacation. Their really was so much to see, and so much to tell, but being me, I decided not to share everything because I hope you go visit her for yourself. 😉 I suppose I’m just funny that way.

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Gracie and I Meet Arizona

Gracie, in Arizona

Gracie, my black English Labrador, was just a few months old when we headed to Arizona for vacation in early February of 2021 to escape the bitter cold weather that was headed here in Oklahoma. It was to be my first trip out west, and honestly, I was reluctant to go. You see in my mind, the only thing I thought I knew about Arizona was that it was desert land. Who in their right mind, would want to visit the desert, a land full of nothingness? Needless to say, I was totally proven wrong. Arizona was beautiful, one of the most magical places here in America with so many different varieties of plants and landscape.

Cactus plants

Arizona had so many different cactus plants which I found interesting. It was nothing like I had ever seen here in Oklahoma where the only cactus we had were little tiny household plants kept in a small rock filled planter. To see cactus out in the wild with their massive shapes and different variations took on a whole new meaning to the word cactus.

Pine trees

Arizona also had areas of tall pine trees with good hunting grounds for moose and elk. Once again, I thought places like this, were only in Alaska or up in the northern states of America.

Another great scene is here within the Petrified Forrest State Park where you can pull over and look off a shoulder into this vast rocky formations created by millions of years of running water which left behind this beautiful landscape.

Palm Trees

Arizona also had palm trees which I had never seen before except around the oceans.

Lemon Trees

Lemon trees were also quite spectacular to look at in the heart of towns where they not only grew along the highways but people had them in their yards. I couldn’t imagine going outside and picking lemons from my own tree. What a delight that would be to make some fresh lemon pie and tea with lemon. 😉

Tourist gold panning

Their was so many tourist spots in Arizona and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed panning for gold.

Indian shop

You will also find Indian shops along the highway. Here you can find anything from homemade Indian ponchos, blankets, to beef, buffalo, and elk jerky. Yum!

Hiking trails

If you’re a hiker, you will love Arizona. Their are numerous hiking trails. Gracie was amazing on these hiking trails. She enjoyed them and was excellent at taking the lead when it came to getting us back to our starting point.

Sunset in Arizona

So in conclusion, I learned a valuable lesson about Arizona. It is not just desert land. Arizona is home to some of the most spectacular tourist sites, hiking trails, different types of landscape, as well as home to an abundant varieties of plants. I have barely touched on the awesomeness of Arizona here in this blog. I hope you too can go and visit the fabulous state of Arizona. Gracie and I enjoyed it! 😉

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White River Arkansas

It was mid September of 2020 when we managed to find White River Arkansas, our first stop and stayover in the rv on our way to Myrtle Beach South Carolina. The White River runs approximately 720 miles throughout its journey through the great Ozark Mountains downward into the state of Arkansas’s lower delta region. I personally found the river to be both eerie and amazingly beautiful. The White River is a fisherman’s dream. The eerie part of it was the fogginess that we woke up to, and seeing the haze surrounding the rivers edge and the tree lines.

The middle picture is me sitting at the edge of the river fishing. Although I never caught a fish that evening, their was plenty of them flopping around. Fishing is one of the most relaxing hobbies I have found. I could care less if I actually catch a fish, its more about taking in nature and admiring my surroundings.

One of the most exciting things that happened to us at the White River, was on our way to the campsite, we had a bald eagle fly overhead. I could not believe my eyes when I first saw it, but their was no mistaking what it was. No wonder why the bald eagle is the national emblem of America, it is one of the most spectacular birds I have ever seen.

The humorous side of our visit was when we finally tucked ourselves in for the night. Tired from the long drive, and snuggled up in our blankets, it seemed that as soon as our eyes closed, the buzzing began. Unfortunately for us, the mosquito’s had found their way into our rv and made a home and we were their dinner. I guess all of the in and out of the trailer for our parts and supplies to make a campfire we had managed to let the bugs in. 🙁 That in itself is a lesson learned.

I hope someday you too can stop by White River Arkansas and enjoy it like we did. It is a stunning place, despite the bugs. Our plans are to visit again someday once we retire.

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The Car Vending Machine

When I went on vacation in September 2020 to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we traveled from Oklahoma through many states. The whole idea of vacation is to get away from the daily grind and to see things perhaps you don’t normally see. While traveling through Tennessee, we came across this Carvana car vending machine.

I absolutely could not believe my eyes. I had seen the Carvana commercials on television, but I did not think a car vending machine was real. Well, here it is folks, the car vending machine is real!

This Carvana vending machine is located in Nashville Tennessee. The whole purpose of Carvana is to provide car shoppers a better way to buy a car. Could you imagine purchasing a car through a vending machine? This one is the first Carvana vending machine built and launched in 2016. The tallest Carvana vending machine resides in Tempe Arizona and stands nine stories.

The way it works is you insert your token and watch your car being retrieved. Next you take it for a spin, sign and drive it home. Carvana also offers a 7-day money back guarantee. Sounds like a good deal.

If you haven’t seen one of these things, I suggest you go on vacation! 😉 There was so many enjoyable things we saw on our trip to Myrtle Beach, that I can’t wait to do it again. This was my first real vacation as an adult, and I honestly don’t know why I waited so long.

I just thought I would share this with you today. I hope you enjoyed.


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A Moment Of Beauty

I thought I would share with all of you this beautiful field of sunflowers! I have never seen a whole field of them before.

An Oklahoma field of sunflowers
How Beautiful and Mighty
Another Angle

Absolutely breathtaking! These sunflowers made my day yesterday! I hope you all take moments like this from your hectic lives and see the beauty in this world. Sometimes beauty comes when you least expect it!

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