Day 1: Crossing the Carolinas

Trip Start May 29, 2009
Trip End Jun 05, 2009

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Flag of United States  , South Carolina
Friday, May 29, 2009

Greetings from a beach that is not in Florida! Who knew such a thing existed? We are in North Myrtle Beach, SC, just north (imagine that) of the more famous Myrtle Beach. I'm pretty sure this town hit it's heyday about ten years ago. There are a bunch of chipped-paint condominiums, neon-lit bargain souvenir stores, and a miniature golf course about every block. But the weather is nice and the streets aren't crowded. The humidity here is about 150%. My glasses fog up when I walk outside.


The thermostat in our hotel room was set to 40 when we first walked in this afternoon. We opened all the doors to air the place out, and in no time at all, every surface was covered in condensation. We had to wipe everything with towels before going out to dinner.


We went down to the beach after dinner tonight. The sand is very fine, and hard packed near the ocean. Matthew and I burned some steam racing down the shore after sleeping through about eight hours of our nine hour car ride.


There are three elevators in our hotel, and each has its own unique stench. From sulfur to dead fish, we've smelled it all.
Our internet access is a little flakey to say the least, so we will attempt to upload some photos tomorrow.


Thanks for tuning in,



Today's listening selections:

Wires and Wood; Johnny Staats. Johnny Staats is the UPS driver and awesome mandolin player that no one has ever heard of. If you dig Sam Bush, check him out.

Lonesome Whistle Railroad Blues; Stuart Duncan, Ronnie McCoury, and others. I don't know where this cd came from, but I'd listen to Stuart Duncan all day long.

Handel Violin Sonatas; Rachel Barton. I feel very accomplished listening to pieces I've actually played.

Rest My Weary FeetBecky Buller. I love her.
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