Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Here's the view from our balcony. The beach was on the other side of the grassy knoll.
Here's a picture my wife took. It's yet another picture from the balcony. However, this time, it illustrates what was happening behind the scenes.
And another from the balcony. These were the 4th of July fireworks being ignited only yards from the condo. It almost looks fake. Doesn't it? Props to the wife for another swell picture.
We finally got off the balcony and hit the beach. These kids were holding bread in their hands and hoping the seagulls would take it from them. They only thing they succeeded in doing was annoying the people around them who were afraid the birds were gonna drop a load on them.
We went old-school on this one. My wife and I drove over 2 hours to visit my favorite restaurant of all time... Drunken Jack's in Murrel's Inlet, SC. I had calamari, hush puppies, fried scallops, fried shrimp and a pretty gnarly baked potato. To wash it all down, I had some locally brewed draughts. What about the diet you ask? Well... it had to be put on a small hiatus. I'm still down 15 pounds overall... even after Nashville and Wrightsville Beach.
And, of course, we played trivia at Buffalo Wild Wings in Wilmington, NC (minutes from Wrightsville Beach). Did you really think we'd travel somewhere and skip trivia? Hell, we even drove through a thunderstorm the size of South Carolina to get there. Literally, there was feet of water on the road in places.
All-in-all, the trip was great... from beginning to end. I'd like to thank everyone from three to sixty-six for their hospitality. The breakfast burritos, pulled pork BBQ, steamed crab legs and steamed shrimp were awesome. The Braves games only made me throw up a little and the "phillips head screwdrivers" were the best I've ever had. We had a blast and we hope to see everyone again soon. Thanks for everything.