We awakened on the morning of Saturday, February 25 to discover it had rained during the night. This was our first rain since arriving in Surfside Beach. It would be a cooler day, too, than it has been since our arrival. At 8:00 am it was only 56 degrees with showers. It was much better here than at home, though. At the same time, in Warren PA, it was 21 degrees with snow. According to Weather Underground, two inches of snow was expected.
Our friends Marge and Neil H. stopped by our Airbnb rental. Nanny & Pops, at 11:00 am. We visited for a while inside our cottage. Later we went for a walk in the neighborhood. We walked to Floral Lake and back home. The turtles didn’t disappoint. I counted 12 – 14 turtles that congregated below us, as we crossed over the footbridge.
Next we drove to Myrtle Beach, where we ate lunch at the Crepe Creation Cafe. All four of us ordered both a savoury crepe and a dessert crepe. Bob and I shared our crepes, as did Neil and Marge.
As you can see, the crepes are huge! Each crepe, sitting on two plates, equaled the serving for one person.
We returned to Nanny & Pops around 3:15 pm. Neil and Marge left straightaway, as they wanted to attend Saturday Mass.
Bob made a big breakfast of scrambled eggs, brown n serve sausage and fried potatoes with onions. This breakfast got my birthday off to a good start!
We spent a few hours late morning and afternoon with our friends, Marge and Neil H, at their Garden City Beach rental oceanfront condo.
We chatted with Marge and Neil for a while on their 10th floor balcony, enjoying each other’s company as well as the view of the beach and ocean at our feet. A short time later we ate lunch, prepared by their grandson Lex. Lex and his parents, Michael and Andrea, were visiting with Marge and Neil for a few days. Lunch was a salad with a sweet and spicy dressing and a rice, spam and seaweed dish as a main entree. The seaweed held together the rice and spam. It was my first experience eating seaweed. Lex did a great job with lunch … really tasty! It was great seeing Lex again. We last saw him several years ago, when he was a young boy. He is 14 years old now. We enjoyed also seeing and chatting with Lex’s parents.
Before leaving, Bob and I went for a walk on the beach with Marge and Neil.
Spending time with our friends was a great way to celebrate my birthday!
That evening, after dinner (leftovers from the previous night), Bob and I went for a walk in our neighborhood. We walked to Floral Lake, as we did the previous night.
At Floral Lake we walked across the footbridge. As happened the previous night, turtles began to multiply beneath the footbridge.
From Floral Lake we returned to “Nanny & Pops”’ our Airbnb rental.
Bob went for a walk the morning of Thursday, February 10th, leaving the house around 6:30 am. He walked to the beach and back home. Bob saw the sunrise at the beach.
I saw the sunrise from the front porch of our Airbnb “Seaside Cottage”.
We picked up our grocery order at Walmart at 8:00 am. We drove back home and put away the groceries. For breakfast we ate instant oatmeal and fresh fruit. It is a gorgeous sunny morning. I sat on the front porch and enjoyed the sunshine, as well as the heat from the sun, while drinking a cup of tea.
Around 9:15 am we drive to the Surfside Beach library. Bob printed the Erie Insurance auto insurance card from the website. We left the new card at home, and he wanted to be legal.
From the library we drove to the post office, where we mailed Valentines Day cards to our two granddaughters.
We returned home from the post office, where we rested and relaxed until 10:20 am. At that time we drove to our friends Marge and Neil’s condo at One Ocean Place in Garden City Beach.
You can see the Surfside Beach Pier (under construction) and Myrtle Beach beyond the pier.
The four of us went for a walk on the beach.
After our walk we drove the short distance to River City Cafe in Surfside Beach. All of us rode in Neil and Marge’s car.
River City Cafe is known for their burgers. Burgers is what all four of us ordered for lunch.
After lunch we drove to our Airbnb “Surfside Cottage” to show Marge and Neil where we are staying.
Soon we were back in the car, driving back to One Ocean Place. We parted ways at this time, making plans to possibly get together before the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Here is an interesting tidbit. Back in Pennsylvania it is an approximate 20-minute drive to Marge and Neil’s house from our house. Here in South Carolina we are an 8-minute drive only from each other.
Once we returned to our Airbnb, we were in for rest of the afternoon and evening. We ate dinner at 6:00 pm. Dinner was tuna casserole, green peas, grapes and chocolate pudding.