Surfside Beach, SC

Surfside Beach has a nickname – “The Family Beach”. Less than 5000 people populate this small area and it is a part of the Myrtle Beach strip called the Grand Strand. I didn’t necessarily see a lot of FAMILY at this beach but I saw a ton of retirees or soon to retire couples. ThenContinue reading “Surfside Beach, SC”

Murrells Inlet

South Carolina has a lot of places to visit that is near water. I’ve been to pretty much every place at one time or another in my life. It’s farther to drive than NC beaches but it has some waterfront property that I can’t find in North Carolina. Murrells Inlet also has tons of seafoodContinue reading “Murrells Inlet”

Why Is It Called A Bucket List?

We have some interesting idioms in the English language. I mean what other language uses “Kick The Bucket” for dying? It’s kind of dark as it evokes suicide by hanging. You’ve seen it in the not so funny cartoons where the guy stands on a bucket with a noose around his neck. Once he “kicksContinue reading “Why Is It Called A Bucket List?”

Cruise Travel Is Back!

Of course like all things, plenty of people were cruising way before the CDC lifted the COVID-19 risk warning. But of you rule followers and more careful people, now you have THE authority on Contagious Diseases telling you that they are not putting a warning on it. Does that mean you will not get COVID-19Continue reading “Cruise Travel Is Back!”

Spring Wildflowers

My oldest was frustrated with something so I suggested a walk in our “woods” behind the subdivision. In parts of North Carolina we get a lovely show of early spring wild flowers. I found one than another and next thing you know it I was photographing them. It was wonderful to see the flowers fromContinue reading “Spring Wildflowers”

Korean “Corn Dogs”

Most people know what corn dogs are. In the US they are hot dogs wrapped in hushpuppy batter and deep fried on a stick. It is typical carnival food and you can even find it in the frozen food aisle of most American grocery stores. When I was a school kid in Korea in theContinue reading “Korean “Corn Dogs””

Snow, Again?

Wait a minute. Just wait a gosh darn minute. The weather forecast is showing snowy weather in my county AGAIN. This is unheard of. I live in a place where we get ONE show, dammit. Just ONE snow. The kids play in it and they stop complaining. I know it’s been a couple of dryContinue reading “Snow, Again?”

Now May Be The Best Time To Cruise

I have already stated that I will never cruise again. The three cruises I took were more than enough to satisfy me and to steer me away from future cruises. With Covid, of course cruises have completely changed. If you do like to cruise, now may be the best time to cruise. Because of CDCContinue reading “Now May Be The Best Time To Cruise”

Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain and Rain

It’s winter and many places all over the US are getting some snow. It’s that time of the year after all. However, thanks to climate change, global warming, etc. there are some crazy amounts being dumped in various areas. Snow is exciting for kids of all ages. At the first sign of the possibility, theContinue reading “Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain and Rain”