Out of all the beaches that I have been to, Myrtle Beach, SC is by far my least favorite. So when Amy informed me that we were going to Myrtle Beach with her family to celebrate her Mom's birthday, I was not all that excited. At least we would be going during the off season and it would only be for a short weekend.
Myrtle Beach is just like I remembered it and I really don't have anything good to say about the town. However, 15 miles south is a quaint little town called Murrells Inlet that I have been wanting to check out. So that would be our destination for Saturday.
Myrtle Beach Sunrise
Amy was up and about by the time I got back to our room. We decided not to wait around for the rest of her family to get their act together and just headed out on our own. We would catch back up with them later.
After a nice breakfast at one of many Myrtle Beach pancake restaurants we hit the road towards Murrells Inlet. Now this is more my idea of what a beach town should be like!
We took a nice little stroll along the "Marsh Walk" which was very enjoyable and then headed on to Huntington Beach State Park.
Amy really wanted to visit "Atalaya", the former winter home and studio of noted American sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington. Very interesting and well worth the visit!
Amy's Dad, Bubba Love, and Me at Murrells Inlet