This very long (I am sure it will be) post covers our adventures on Sunday.
We had decided that since we were leaving on Tuesday that we would jam pack our Sunday, and pack it we did.
Our first stop, after the coursery walk on the beach was to the car wash. Thanks to the high winds and rain our car which is used to seeing salt only in the dead of winter was covered in a layer that surely would have corroded the paint far sooner than Chevy or we inteneded.
Next, we headed over to Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. While there we discovered how short we look next to the worlds (at the time) tallest man. He was over 7 1/2 feet tall. Jacob is 6 ft 3 inches, and he is dwarfed. I am 5 ft 6 inches, and I look like a small child next to this model of the man. I think he makes me look thinner too. After the museum we walked down the street to Ripley’s Moving Theater. What a disappointment that was. The film was grainy and spotty, and the moving made you feel like you were sitting in the back of a truck that was being driven over Pittsburgh potholes. Certianly not what we expected, and an experience we will not induldge in again.
After the movie “experience” we hopped back in the car and headed back to Broadway At The Beach. We had pre planned to see a baseball game, so we figured we would kill some time before the first pitch at 6:05. We walked around for a little bit and were drawn into Jimmy Buffet’s Margaretaville. Our timing was excellent. “Its 5 O’Clock Somewhere” started playing and the huricaine above our heads started spinning, and the blender below started blending. It was quite the floor show. What struck me even more amused was when the father says to his two young daughters “come on girls pose in front of the blender” Then it was time to relax for a minute before heading to the IMax and then on to the game.
At the IMax we watched a 3D movie on the conservation of the Colorado River. We were disappointed in the story line as the “preview” presented it as a “rafting trip” but instead we were treated to Bobby Kennedy Jr. touting the importance of water conservation. The picture however was outstanding. You could reach out and almost grab the water droplets as they seemingly sprung off the screen towards you. They were offering a $5 special for a second feature, but sadly we never did make it back, and there isn’t a 3D IMax in Pittsburgh so the memory alone will have to sustain us.
Finally it was baseball time. Across the street from Broadway sits the BB&T Coastal Field. Home to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans who are the single A team for the Atlanta Braves. We got $9 tickets at the box office that afforded us the opportunity to sit 10 rows back from the 3rd base line. Jacob watched the game intently and ultimately the Pelicans Though I won’t expect to be seeing any of the players on the Atlanta Braves Roster any time soon. You see, you are supposed to CATCH the ball, you are NOT to let the ball roll through your legs and then run after it in an attempt to get the out. Which lucky for us despite the Zigfried Folleys, they did which ultimately gave the Pelican’s Pitcher a 1 hit game, but in reality that too should have been an error for a no hitter…
After the game we headed over to Joe’s Crab Shack As we were being seated the wait staff and the patrons were involved in a rousing rendition of YMCA by the Villiage People. We knew at that moment that we were going to have fun, and fun we had. Joe was kind enough to pose for a photo with me. Don’t you just LOVE the hair? Again, my Yankee roots don’t take to the heat and humidity well. Even so, we had another delicious meal, and the atmosphere was amazing. I just wish we had a Joe’s Crab Shack in Pittsburgh! Oh wait, after people started looking through my digital camera they exclaimed “Oh Joes, we have one at Station Square and one in Robinson” So much for originality.
After dinner we headed back to the hotel. This being the latest I had been awake for all of our vacation. We had two more sleeps and one more full day to go in paradise, and boy did we make the best of it!