Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Temperature Low, 65 Degrees; High, 71 Degrees

Down By The Sea

An Afternoon With Friends

I did it, I really did it. I managed to sleep to 7 am this morning. Usually, I’m up by 5 am or thereabouts. Now, if I can only figure out what I did different last night I could do it again. However, I doubt that that is going to happen. I’ll take what I can get.

This morning, after breakfast we went down by the sea.

The wind was definitely blowing strong.

Ah darn, I wanted my picture taken while sitting in the chair. However, I also didn’t want green racing stripes on my shorts! Check out, though, what is past the chair. What a fantastic place for a morning walk, the state fishing pier.

There were a number of people fishing. Or as I call it, drowning worms

And some actually caught a fish or two.

Some were already out soaking up the rays.

Others were looking for their next big treasure.

Some were willing to brave the waters to try and ride a wave.

I was really happy to see that they are watching out for the sea turtles.

This is why I stay out of the water.

My Lady soaking up the sun and enjoying her walk on the pier.

That was our morning. Now, for our afternoon.

We were here to meet some old time friends who we had not seen in years. A long, long time ago in a land far away we were all part of a Goldwing Motorcycle Club.


Bob just being Bob.

The four of us together for a late lunch. It was a delightful afternoon as we broke bread together and spent time catching up on old times. We’re going to get together again tomorrow afternoon at their house. We’re all looking forward to it.

Today we discovered two things that Myrtle Beach has more than anything else. Pancake Houses and. . .

Minatare Golf courses.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement. We had a delightful day from beginning to end. The icing on the cake was spending time with our friends. I have a request now for all reading, Barbara’s brother Harry is going into surgery tomorrow. The procedure is expected to take between eight to nine hours. Please keep him and his wife Janet in your prayers. Thanks.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.  We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, live to the fullest the days that God gives you.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and her two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!


  1. Well, this blogger sounds much better today. Happy to hear. The beach looks wonderful. Hi Barbara! Visiting longtime friends, adding more memories, always makes for a good day. Prayers for Barbara’s brother for healing, his wife for strength and the surgeons for guidance.


  2. What a wonderful day – a morning walk by the ocean and an afternoon with friends! You all looked so happy to be together! A prayer has been said for Harry. Enjoy your Thursday!


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