One of our new year’s resolutions this year is to stay more in touch with friends and family. That’s one of the reasons we have started this blog. We plan to go to Myrtle Beach every 6-8 weeks to visit Chris’ family and friends, so that was what we did this past weekend. One of the perks of working for a bank, is that you get most federal holidays off, so this weekend was a three day weekend for us.
Before we drove down Friday night, Chris came home and worked on his car. It had practically died on us the week before, and we were sharing one car. Chris ordered the parts for it, but not all of them came in and we didn’t get everything finished. It was a bummer, because we were hoping to sell it at the beach this weekend, and now that will have to wait. But, we are lucky to have another vehicle, so we piled into my car (we meaning the two of us and the dog), and drove the 3.5 hours down to Myrtle Beach. After we got in, we went to a local spot just the two of us to relax after our busy week. The next day, we had lunch with Chris’ parents and did some shopping together. Chris’ mom went out with us to just walk around, have a couple drinks, and enjoy each others’ company. We had dinner, and then a friend met us out for a little live music. After that, Chris and I went dancing at Revolutions, a popular club at Broadway at the Beach. We always have a good time there. There’s always lots of different types of people, all ages- and they always play fun music from the 80s through today. It was raining, and we didn’t plan to stay there too long, so after we requested my favorite “Blame it on the Boogie”, we headed back. We were still awake, though, so we watched a movie till the wee hours of the morning. The next day we slept till noon. haha. I haven’t done that in years. But hey- it’s vacation!
Sunday we again had lunch with Chris’ parents, and then after that, we went to visit with Chris’ grandparents. We stayed there till supper time, when Chris’ parents took me out for my long awaited dose of Seafood. I ordered the crab legs I had been craving, and they were sooooo good! 🙂 I was a very happy girl. After dinner, Chris and I stayed in and watched a movie, happy that we had one more day to relax.
Chris’ mom had to work on Monday, so we planned to meet her for lunch. Before doing that, we went through some of Chris’ belongings that were still down there to help clear up some space for his parents. Chris’ mom works at a car dealership, so while we were waiting for her to get off for lunch, we did a little looking around. Chris has been looking at cars for some time now, knowing that his wouldn’t be lasting much longer, but I was hesitant to take on a new car payment while we are still trying to get everything in order in our home. After a little conversation, we decided that we could probably trade my coupe in and get two used cars without increasing our monthly payment by too much. The test driving began! After a long afternoon at the dealership, we did find and purchase two used cars- a civic and a pilot. With my car being traded in, the combined payment was hardly much more than what I had been paying on my car alone each month. We got an economy car, and a bigger, comfortable car that we can haul stuff in and take trips in. Both were great deals thanks to his mom’s employee discount, and we are both happy with the decision we made.
The long afternoon at the dealership was followed by a long drive home, but we are back, and have returned to the grind. It’s always nice to get away, but always great to be home, too. Here are just a couple pics from the weekend- I didn’t take very many.