I will warn you right now. This post is like visiting a friend and they have to show you their latest vacation photos. The good thing is... if you are bored to tears you can click away and visit someone else's blog who might be posting some cool thing about clay!
Somehow my GPS didn't take us on the route that Jeff recommended. We ended up near South of the Border. When we saw the billboards, Danielle mentioned she had recently told her aunt that we drove by South of the Border when we visited my parents in Florida. She said that she always wanted to stop but we never did. In our defense, it was alway in the wee hours of the morning when we were there. This time we had no excuse. At least the girl can now say she has been to South of the Border.
When Brookgreen Garden closed at 5:00, we went across the street to Huntington Beach State Park. Atalaya Castle, the winter home of sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington and her husband, is located near the beach. It was closed but we were able to walk the perimeter and peek inside the gates.
Even though it was a cool day, the ocean water was so warm, unlike the temps of the ocean in New Hampshire and Maine.
We left Huntington Beach and wandered up the coast to Myrtle Beach. It was fun see all the giant t-shirt shops, amusement parks, and large hotels. We ended the day with dinner at The Sea Captains House. We enjoyed the view and the food was delicious.