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Friends at Myrtle Beach

Posted by on December 9, 2011

We didn’t drive far, landing just outside of Myrtle Beach last week. We settled in at Willow Tree Resort,one of the finest parks in all our travels. In fact, our first workamping stint came here some four years ago. This was the place in which I got fired for the first time in my life for using a cell phone to confirm a scheduled MRI at the hospital. Yep, that’s right. But its history and no sense going in depth at this point in time. The park however, is a five star facility that is aesthetically beautiful. They are offering a great deal for snowbirders this winter as well should you be interested. A three month stint here is being offered for #1300 which is quite a buy considering the pleasant atmosphere here.

No sooner did we put down that we were invited for dinner to the home of Mike and Gail. They  bookend us with shifts working the grille and counter at Lake in Wood’s famous Gnome Cafe. We had a wonderful time reminiscing and catching up on work gossip since their departure in September. We’ve been together several times since, tooling around the area looking golf courses and vacation homes, wharfs, and unique little shops in an attempt to flirt the day away. We met them at Poo’s in Little River, which has become their famous cuisine haunt and enjoyed fresh flounder, fries, and hushpuppies. Apparently Poo’s has become a regualar Friday stop and we’re finding ourselves doing the same.  Later in the week, more of Lake In Wood’s finest appeared at Willow Tree.  Jerry and Cheryl pulled in for a few days by mid week on their journey to Florida. Again Gail and Mike hosted us all for meatloaf, chicken, homemade mac and cheese, beans, buns, and sweet potatoes. However, Mike’s grilled hors-de-ouvres were the hit of the evening in my opinion. They were sublime. The remainder of the week has been spotted with additional Christmas shopping, photos at the beach, walking and lifting weights, a bit of driving golf balls and generally running around and making deposits to the stations owned by the big oil conglomerates.

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