Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Welcome to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina BATW!!




Hey Y'all!! Thanks for coming to see me today! I am SOO excited to be hostessing at BATW! i found you all just a few weeks ago when you did a layover in San Diego over at Mamasphere! Better known these days as Laural Out Loud! Ever since I have been hooked, so needless to say, I am excited to show you all around Myrtle Beach! So, Without further ado...WELCOME to the home of Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places










People come by Myrtle Beach to do various assortments of things!



First of all, the most obvious thing: THE BEACH!


Say HI everybody!!!



Of course I had to throw in some wedding pictures!!










We are also home to the worlds largest sand castle built at 60 feet wide and 35 feet tall!!!


Not to mention the sand castles built for our presidential candidates!

Recognize them?? Thats Hiliary, Obama, and John Edwards!

There are other reason that people come to Myrtle Beach, besides the beach. Reasons that I don't care about.

Okay, so I do care about it. I am just terrible at it! Myrtle Beach has SO many golf courses it's unreal! Literally thousands of people flock here for the golf...beyond me!

So this is one of my FAVORITE things about Myrtle Beach!
Outlet Shopping!!!!
We have two different locations with amazing outlet stores! Not to mention all the other various locations and different types of people!





Are you all still with me?? Good!! Myrtle Beach is such a great area! I really love it here! There is so much to do and see! The outdoor part of Myrtle Beach is the most fabulous part! The Beach, the Intercoastal Waterway, camping,fishing, jet skis, water skiing, boating, crabbing, playing outdoors, just everything! There is ALWAYS something to do here!

The people are just wonderful! Myrtle Beach is melting pot! There are so many different cultures here--we have other nationalities--Mexican, Central Americans, South Americans, Eastern European, Israelies, Yankees , people from all over the US. It is so much fun to meet so many different people!

I hope you all have had fun with me on this trip! Please come and visit Myrtle Beach anytime! You always have a friend here! We will show you the epitome of Southern perfection with a dash of the romantic coast!!




Y'all come back now, ya hear??

80 comments:

ella said...

Very cute, nice idea and i love that your bridesmaids wore flip-flops!
I've never been to S.C., but love to read novels set in the south. Maybe someday I'll get there.
Is is warm in Nov.? We're having a wacky heat-wave in CA. 82 degrees yesterday.

mrsmouthy said...

Congrats on the BATW shout-out! You sold Myrtle Beach to me--I'll definitely have to make it over there one day. And that wedding photo is awesome!!

Michelle said...

Enjoy your time in the sun! Myrtle Beach sounds like my kind of town. Except for the golf, that is! It has to have more sun than Chicago right about now, right?

Fingers crossed for your huband. I did a quick peek through and didn't see any more updates. :(

illahee said...

congrats on BATW!!

i used to live in charleston (sort of, i am a navy brat) and have actually visited myrtle beach when i was very young. looks so wonderful! i LOVE the beach!

Cairo Typ0 said...

My parents drove us down to Myrtle Beach for vacation when i was a kid. Thanks for taking me back! :) BTW, your wedding photos are way, way cool!! Very romantic. *sigh* :)

Enjoy your BAtW day!! :)

Julie said...

Hello from Budapest, Hungary!!! Thanks so much for your tour of South Carolina! I was born in Charleston, but only lived there for 6 months before moving to NYC, my dad was military.... so we traveled some.

Love your pictures!!! Thanks for sharing and I will be praying you get your husband home soon, that really stinks (an understatement of course!) and mine is gone now for 2.5 weeks and I am already going bonkers!!!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Good Job!

Debbie said...

I have never been to Myrtle...but I would love to visit there...Great job!

Joyfulsister said...

Aloha..
Thank you for the wonderful tour, Praying for you and your husband, Keep the faith!!!

Lorie

LadyFi said...

I'm really hoping that you guys beat Immigration and are re-united soon!

Loved the tour of Myrtle Beach.. It's hailing here in Sweden, so that a visit to you was just what the doctor ordered!

Casey said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing!

Patti said...

Cute blog and great post!!Here from Texas and BATW! Congrats on being featured today!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Great BATW tour!!! I have never been to Myrtle beach but my youngest daughter has and loved it!

Lauren W said...

Lovely tour :) Thanks so much for showing us around. It certainly does look like a place that should go on my list of places to go :D

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

oooohhhhh....pretty sand castle! Pretty sand castle! I want one too!

:)

Betty said...

Hello! I had already added your blog to my reader. I found you at SITS and like your blog! You live in a very beautiful area and I´m totally jealous!
So, enjoy your BATW day. And I´ll be seeing you around some time!

Rachael said...

Those beautiful beach pictures look very nice about right now! It's so cold here this morning and I am already missing summer....

Vicki said...

Hey! While living in Virginia we celebrated our ten year anniversary at Myrtle Beach! Hubby got to do the golf school and I got free reign at the outlets and a day spa :) I love the beach, and next to the Gulf, Myrtle Beach is a favorite!

Desi said...

Oh man I love your layout! Such gorgeous pictures!! Thank you for having us. You have my blessings, and I hope only the best outcomes for your husband.

Kathi said...

Thanks so much!!! Love, Love, Love Myrtle Beach!!! We went there for our vacay last year and had the best time. We're coming back this Summer....can't wait.

Hope things work out soon for you and your hubby. Sending a prayer.

Kori said...

Oh it was wonderful. You ROCKED the house.

So Ok I need to come to Myrtle Beach to hang out with you. Let's see we can go shopping, and to the beach, and we can build a sand castle. And...

Lynnette Kraft said...

Thanks for the tour! I met you last week when you visited my blog, so I recognized you when I came here. :)

You are very blessed to live in Myrtle Beach. We just returned from a visit to the beach in southern California. It really is one of the most beautiful sites to see...it screams of God's majesty.

Thanks for inviting us over.
Have a great day!
Lynnette
www.lynnettekraft.blogspot.com

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

Here from BATW. I loved your tour of Myrtle Beach. I'm in GA, but we've never been there. Might have to remedy that next summer. :)

karin said...

It was nice to take a walk along your beach before heading off to work this morning. Great photos! Love that outlet shopping place - fun!
Trust that things will speed up to get your hubby home!

onlymehere said...

Oh my gosh, you got married on that beautiful beach!!! Maybe you just had a reception there but I love it! I've only been to the ocean once and I'm dying to go back. That's the biggest reason why I hope we can take this cruise, the beach!! Thanks for the tour. Cindy

Krystyn said...

Cute. Thanks for the intro to Myrtle Beach. I hear it's lovely...but I've never been!

Ashley said...

Yay! A BOTW feature I 'know'. Ha! Congratulations on your special day! And thanks for the tour of Myrtle Beach. I didn't know that is where you are from. How beautiful!!

Laural Out Loud said...

You can sure keep a secret, lol. Yay for being today's stop around the world!

I don't give a hoot about golf, either. And it's probably for the same reason as you- when I hit the ball, it veers to the right. Like, the ball takes a major right turn. There's no fun in that!

Thanks for a great tour!

Ronnica said...

I went to Myrtle Beach last summer with a friend. My favorite part was that we were within walking distance of the beach. Every morning we went, and every evening we hung out in the hotel pool. I like water.

I'm glad that you were featured today, girl!

Amy said...

Visiting via BATW! I love the photos. I have always been intrigued by Myrtle Beach, but have never visited. Maybe someday :D

louisataylor said...

love your pics!!!!! thank you for showing me round your little part of the world !!
Ok also the fact that you put up the outlet shopping center sign which had COACH on it now makes you a women after my own heart!! Plus I am overly jealous that you have the outlet for coach and the lack of snow I get over here in Canada !
Thanks for the tour !!

Carla said...

Myrtle Beach sounds like a perfect little spot to make a home . . . s a fellow Brazilian, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your hubby.

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Enjoy the bloggy love from BATW.

I read on, I can only say I am so sorry for your struggles and for all the you are continually going through but I hear the strength in your words. You are not alone and one day, your family will be complete again. You will be in my prayers.....

Michelle said...

I love Myrtle Beach! And Hilton Head! Your wonderful tour makes me want to come back. Especially since it's 23 degrees here right now. Sigh.

Joy in the Burbs... said...

You and your husband are a beautiful couple. I'll pray your reunited soon. I want to visit Myrtle one of these days too. I've heard so many good things about it. You have a great blog and I love your background. It is so pretty.
Hang in there and we'll pray him home.
Joy in Texas via BATW

JourneytoFamily said...

Thank you for the great tour of Myrtle Beach! Hilarious you crossed out "yankees". I hope the immigration situation gets worked out very soon so you and your husband can be reunited!
(visiting from Los Angeles, CA)

Tabitha Blue said...

Thanks for the great tour around your city!! Looks like a fun place to live! :)

EmmaP said...

what a fun place to shop, get married, go to the beach AND live!!! I was excited when I saw you were the FB on BATW today! Live it up girl!

AndreaLeigh said...

Wow, you are the hostess with the mostess, huh? I love Myrtle Beach! Great post.

LaDonna said...

Love the beach. Maybe someday will get there.

Nice pictures.

Amy said...

I would love to visit there. Thanks for the tour!

Nette's Treasures said...

What a beautiful place! I have yet to get that far on the map... now I know I need to. :) Thank you for sharing your southern hospitality with us. :) I am glad that I linked with BATW and congrats on the "shout-out". I am looking forward to reading more from your site. :) have a great day!

Gramma 2 Many said...

Have a great BATW day. It is so fun! Love all of the pictures and it is great that you did include wedding pictures.
My daughter almost had the same thing happen to her with her husband. Lucky it was sorted out without jail or deportation. Will pray for the very best for both of you.

Elena said...

Myrtle Beach looks lovely. I've never been to the East Coast. Maybe someday! I read your entire story and I hope and pray that your hubby will be home soon. I have friend waiting to find out if her hubby will be deported to Tonga. It's an emotional roller coaster. Best Wishes to you!

Tiffany said...

I'm visiting from SITS. Thanks for telling us about Myrtle Beach! It's nice to look at beach pics on a cold day!

Abigail Kraft said...

Oh! How awesome that you were married on the beach! I've always thought that would be the ideal wedding. :) Myrtle Beach sounds amazing! Maybe someday I'll be able to travel to all of these beautiful places...

Fun post! Thanks for sharing!
--Abigail

blueviolet said...

When I was young we had a condo in Myrtle Beach and we'd go there every year for spring break. It's absolutely gorgeous there!

Vanessa Rogers said...

Isn't BATW so much fun! I love seeing all of these places! What a cool place you live in!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

I always thought Myrtle Beach was just the place they filmed SHAG. Member that movie? Good job Mrs. de!!!

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Thanks for the tour and Congrats on the shout out.

You have an adorable husband and I wish you the best!

Chelle said...

So beautiful!! I love all the pictures, girl!

And I love outlet shopping!

Gombojav Tribe said...

Thank you for the tour!

My husband is Mongolian and before we got married we hired an immigration lawyer. The red tape in immigration is staggering, isn't it?! It took us THREE YEARS to finally get married!!!! My Dad joked that he wasn't so sure about a marriage that had to START with a lawyer! LOL!

Hoping your husband comes home soon!!

Daja

Chelle said...

Oh-left you something on my blog, girlie!!

jennifersusan said...

Just stopped by from SITS to say happy Saucy Blog week! I have family in South Carolina! Hubby and I love visiting North Carolina, and want to move. Way cute blog!!

Brindi said...

I was moved by your story. I hope that things will work out soon for you and your husband.

Your pictures reminded me how much I love Myrtle Beach. We haven't been to visit in two years. We may have to come back this year!

Crystal said...

WOah... Now I really want to be there. Ill definitely have to visit soon! well Then!!!!

Susie said...

Greetings from Wisconsin! Congratulations on your BATW feature. I hope you enjoyed your day in the sun:-)

Thanks for the tour of Myrtle Beach:-)

Stacey said...

I've never been to SC, but I've always wanted to! It looks so beautiful there! We weren't too far from you at one point when we lived in Montgomery, Alabama; I sure do miss the nice weather!! I love your photos...I'm so sorry you are having to go thru such a horrible ordeal. I will keep your husband in my prayers... ((HUGS))

Paula said...

I loved your tour of Myrtle Beach...I have never been but I want to come. I love the beach no matter where it is. Congrats on the BATW day. And I'll be back to read up on your story...in the meantime you are in my prayers...

Carla said...

Oh and yes, you know now we will be blogosphere buddies! (okay that sounded way too cheesy, but you get the idea)

Sao Paulo.
Went to Provo High.
BYU was my backyard and we wear blue during the U vs Y games. In fact, my dad bleeds blue at times . . . :)

Hang in there, and it looks like you are.

Wendi said...

Oh my goodness...How did I not realize you live in Myrtle Beach?
We love MB!
It is just a 3 hour trip from here.
We had even thought about going to MB for Thanksgiving, but changed our plans.
We will certainly have to meet up IRL one day.
Thanks for the tour and for making me wish I was there.

Lady Dorothy said...

I've been here awhile - had to read your whole story.

"It will be okay in the end; if it's not okay, it's not the end."

Happy BATW Day!

Britt said...

Great pictures! I'm really aching for some warmth right about now .. here in Iowa, we're averaging around 35 degrees. Brr!!

Happy BATW Day! I'm off to click around :o)

Ruthanne said...

I'm so, so late today!! I need to get better about making those flight connections. ;D

I loved the sandcastle pictures!

Tracy P. said...

OK, I'm a little late. Great tour--I'm drooling! And what a story! Praying for a happy ending.

Bia Mendonça said...

Can you believe that I jsut now realized that you live in Myrtle Beach? hahaha! I'm clueless sometimes! :P

I've never been there, but everytime that Kyle and I play about were we would like to live, he always choses Myrtle Beach as one of his favorites! :)

And the economy here in Brazil is also bad, the maket is not very good, going down and down everyday! But at least no one is loosing their jobs (yet!)
I have been affected about this in the way that this economy totally screws up my plan to take my posgrad studies over there next time, but at least I still kind of have a job as long I'm here! :)

hugs!

i'm black betty said...

that sand castle ROCKS!!!

Beach Weddings said...

I love Myrtle Beach South Carolina! and i love seeing all the Myrtle Beach Weddings that go on there on the North side of town.

Breanne said...

Thanks for the tour...I used to go to Myrtle Beach a lot when I was litte loved it! Praying you see your husband soon!

The Arthur Clan said...

I enjoyed your BATW so much ~ it looks like a beautiful place to live.

Shell said...

Happy BATW day. I never been to Myrtle Beach, it looks lovely. Your husband is so cute. I hope that you and your love will be reunited soon.

Brenda Jean said...

VERY cool pictures! Thank you for the lovely tour:)

angie said...

Loved seeing Myrtle Beach. I've always wanted to visit there!

justjuli said...

Great post about SC. I've never been, though I have some good friends that live in & near Hilton Head.

Those are amazing sandcastles! I'm always impressed by the talent some people have.

Congrats on the saucy blog!

~*amber*~ said...

This is a pretty awesome place to live, huh? I could deal without this cold weather right now, but overall it's OK.

You did a great job with the post!

Heather said...

I think I would LOVE it there. Thanks for sharing!!!

Grand Pooba said...

Thanks for lettin me stop by on BATW AND congrats on your saucy blog over at SITS!

I read your whole story and I so feel for you! I can't imagine what that would be like! I hope everything works out in the end!

Aubrey said...

Coming by from BATW..late. LOL

Thanks for the wonderful tour! I have always want to visit Myrtle Beach. Looks like so much fun. Shopping, the beach, shopping...

CC said...

Hi from Texas via BATW. I've so enjoyed my visit and reading your blog. I hope everything works out well for you and your husband, and in a big hurry too.

Elaine A. said...

Well now I definitely want to come visit! Those sandcastles are amazing and then of course you went and said the magic word, Shopping! : )

I have never been to Myrtle Beach but I love the ocean so I would certainly come for that.

You're a great hostess girl!