17 Days: South Carolina

Concrete shaking beneath your feet while rushing wind passes by at 75 miles per hour. Universal Studios will charge you over $100 a ticket to go into their park to experience rides with similar motion features. If you want to save the money, you can just park on the side of I 95 north, get out of your car, let a Semi Truck whiz on by at 75 miles per hour, and stand on a concrete bridge to feel its shake. Thrill chasing moments need to happen when trying to capture a perfect picture.

Ryan got the wonderful idea of capturing pictures at the state lines. His original intention for the pictures were to be taken at the states’ welcome centers. Although, Georgia thought it was time to remodel their welcome center. Ryan and I turned around on I 95 to stop in front of the “Welcome to Georgia” sign on the fast pace moving highway. Was it scary? Yes, but it was worth it.

Georgia was just a passing through state to get to our first destination, Myrtle Beach, SC. Ryan and I have both been to Myrtle Beach, but we were on our way to meet up with a very special person in my life, my Uncle Rob. My Uncle and I grew a very close bond when I got to the age of 8 years old. He isn’t an uncle by blood, but an uncle by God’s choice to plant him into my life. His wife, Auntie Vickey, was my mom’s best friend.

While heading to Myrtle Beach, we stopped in Georgetown. Georgetown is  small town in between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, SC. It’s right off of a harbor filled with antique shops, family restaurants, tranquil parks, historical markers and a purple/pink house. After the town, we entered into Murrells Inlet.

Murrells Inlet is the suburban city my Uncle Rob lives. Sad to say we only got to spend the night with my uncle, but we celebrated our time together at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants, El Cerro Grande. They have the largest Margaritas I have witnessed in my life, and they probably the best queso in the world! The food might have been amazing and the drinks, but the best part was sharing it both of my favorite men in my life.

I enjoyed Ryan meeting my uncle. I got all teary eyed knowing that these two men got to enjoy each others company and create memories together. My uncle is my father figure growing up majority of my life. It was very important to me for Ryan and Uncle Rob to meet. Even though our time in Myrtle Beach was short, but sweet. We get to go back in October to enjoy more time with one another.

June 9, 2016, we repacked our bags, quickly stopped by the Atlantic and headed out on the road to Washington DC.

To be continued…


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