We may be in Oregon, or Texas, or Florida or in the middle of the Arizona desert, but Marti faithfully checks her Facebook page. She gets lots of enjoyment keeping in touch with her friends, old and new and reading what they're doing.
Me? I'm not too interested in Facebook. Marti briefs me on common friends sometimes, but for the most part, I ignore it. I also don't have a Facebook page, my mug is ugly enough without plastering it all over the internet every day.
So while we were in Myrtle Beach, Marti's Facebook addiction, er, interest, netted a major score for me.
My old partner, Ron, who I worked with for years during my investigative career, is not to embarrassed to have a Facebook page. To make things even better, he posted that he was in Myrtle Beach chillin' while his wife was touring a local college with their daughter. Huh? He's in Myrtle Beach and I'm in Myrtle Beach! I had to call him right away.
That call resulted in a great visit together for several hours to catch up on each other's life. It was great to see him, he now lives in Florida and I have not seen him for over a year. A great visit, it t'was.
Lest you think we didn’t have any fun in Myrtle Beach, we did and actually visited the beach. Beaches don’t have a whole lot of mysterious draw for us, one time in my Coast Guard career, we lived 150 yards from the beach for eleven years. We still have salt water in certain places in our bodies from all that salt water swimming.
But swim we did, the water was wonderfully warm and…wet! A picture to prove we really were there.
As for the campground we stayed at, Pirateland, it had the “ICK” factor, not a place we’ll return to. It was really crowded, if I put my hand on the back of the Journey I could reach out and touch three others. But the tight spaces didn’t stop people from walking through our site, or bicycling through our site, or for an all time first experience, driving a golf cart (!!!) through our site.
In fairness, it appears that the campground is a family reunion/vacation place. Many families in multiple trailers next to each other were all around. Plus, it was really nice to be close to the beach. But those pictures Sherry posts of deserted beaches where she and David are staying are much more inviting.
Of course, we’re making another one of our mad dashes, this time to New Jersey to see these beautiful beach babies, Anabelle and her mom, Amanda.
And next weekend, we get to meet Rebekah for the first time. Here is the little one with her big sister, Taylor.
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