Friday, August 10, 2007

A TALE of TAILS in Myrtle Beach~

First I want to thank Chesca for honoring me with the "Thoughtful BLogger" award :)


It's nice when someone pays you a compliment, but moreso when that someone is a person you admire and connect with on many levels. It bewilders me at times when I consider how many people I have come to cherish on my blog...and that I would have never met them if not for the power of the internet. Thank you Chesca- for your kind words...and more importantly- your friendship :)



Now for the Myrtle Beach Mis-Adventure...

My best friend, C, is dealing with a family crisis at the moment. She was going to be in Myrtle Beach and I was at Emerald Isle, 3 hours away, and she asked me if I would join her for a few days. I said yes.

Trying to save some money I decided not to say on the beach, but I would stay a few miles inland and drive to her ocean-front hotel. Good idea- right?

(This pic made me think of Foam :)

I chose a place about 7 miles away, inland, on Hwy 501 which intersects with Hwy 17...the main drag of Myrtle Beach. I chose a Country Inn and Suites because these are always nice places to stay. However, I got a raised eyebrow from a lady at a local restaurant when I told her where I was staying. It puzzled me, but I let it go-

I checked in, went to my room, unpacked the car (will I ever learn to pack LESS???), sat on my bed, opened my laptop, and then looked out my window. From my bed I could see the place next door to my hotel..."Fantails" Adult Enterainment.

"Great" I sarcastically thought. "Just great!" Then I wondered about the men (and women?)who would go to there...and would I be able to see them in the parking lot from my window? I wondered if they were old, or young, married, single, lonely, happy? Most of the men in my life (husband, brother, peers, etc) have either never been to an Adult Entertaiment place, or have been- but didn't think much of it (and perhaps they are lying to me, but I don't think so).

I haven't been to one either...though I did have a fleeting thought about going next door to see what it was all about.

I didn't go though.

Later, after dinner and finding a bottle of Firefly Vodka (produced ONLY by the Irvin Winery in SC!)- I went back to the hotel. As I was getting out of the car I looked across the highway- and guess what I saw?!!!

AGHHHHH! Have mercy! THERE was another Adult Entertaiment place! "Nuttin' BUTT Horseplay" Sigh.

I went to my room, made a Cosmo and put on my bathing suit. I headed to the pool/hot tub with my book and my drink, and had a good long soak, and then a swim. For most of the evening I was alone. (some kids came to play later).

I returned to my room to get ready for bed and to check my email and stuff...I looked in the mirror and my hair was curly from the steam of the hot tub. I took my picture, and then went outside and took shots of the "Entertainment" places around me.

My "Adult Non-Entertainment" Myrtle Beach photo! LOL!

Turns out there was at least one more place- about 1/4 of mile down the road. I was smack-dab in the middle of more Adult Entertainment than I've ever seen in my whole life!

The most entertainment I had (or wanted!) was swimming in the pool, sitting on the beach with my best friend, and unwinding with a good drink before bed. I also watched the Discovery channel- which was showing a special about Pythons. I live a very exciting life, don't I? ;)

The Hotel was fine, the staff was great, the price was right, and the location was ok. Had I known about all the gentleman clubs within walking distance of my hotel- I would have probably paid the extra $50 and stayed closer to the water :)

I'm sure the "Fantails" place is fine for some, but I really prefer see the tails of dolphins and such when I look out the window of my hotel room :) Next time, if there is such a thing, I'll know better!

:)

28 comments:

she said...

mayden?! you passed up an opportunity to exploit bored n horny myrtle beach folk with a blog fodder photo essay?? Oh my word! grrrherhaha no. seriously. next time please call for advisement. at least you werent crack jacked!

SJ said...

Life is an accumulation of experiences you wish didn't have.

I love that you were innocent enough to highlight only the "Butt" in "Nuttin' BUTT Horseplay". :)

Mayden' s Voyage said...

She, if you had been with me I would have been up for exploiting anyone...lol! As it was, being alone and pretty far from home- I figured I was safer in my room/pool/hotel, and behind my camera :)

SJ- yes...innocent...that describes me perfectly ;)

foam said...

ya, reminds me of the time when my hubby, no less, made reservations at a downtown atl hotel right across a place called the pink pony. he didn't know that place was connected by a parking lot to our hotel. we had our kids with us. 'ladies of the night' serviced customers in the hotel. i found myself in the elevator with my oldest (than 7 or so) and with a man wearing a purple suede zoot suite and a big feather in his hat. he was also wearing a lot of bling or whatever you call that. when he got off my son looked at me and said.....wow, that must be the richest man i've ever seen.

but other than that i had been used to seeing places like that growing up when in lived in a city in germany.

boneman said...

Girl, one of these days yer going to come into contact with those portable trailers (the ones with basics plus a lil extra) and from then on we'll always hear from you on the road. They're great because yer not stuck with choosing places that some conglomerate has set up to tease men (or women) and all the beautiful views will be at your camera lens all the time.

'Speacially if'n y'get yer hubby along, too.

she said...

grrherhahaha!! to foamy's 7 year old. that's great.

Little Lamb said...

A very interesting trip indeed. Hope you enjoyed yourself.

Libby said...

cora-i actually gave my husband & his friends a party at a strip club for our 10th anniversary...it only took another 7 years for us to be separated...(not cuz of that!)

Anonymous said...

I could've watched with you ( from a safe distance!!)..We'd share popcorn and cokes....I've never seen an adult bar...you know..one where there's pole dancing and all that..never been inside a casino either...never been in a gay comedy bar...( my friends say it's fun) never been to a real karaoke bar either...been to lots of restaurants though....

Would've been lots ov' fun if I were there with you..probably faint from laughing..hee! hee!...

Luxie doo'

Bone said...

Nuttin' Butt Horseplay? That frightens me. I'm scared. Very very scared.

That is a great pic of you, Mayden!

kate said...

lol If I were there with ya we would have gone! I know it! (ok in disguise perhaps and only for 2 minutes, but we woulda! lol)

I think its good that you stayed there. It made for a great post and you saved that $50 bucks!

Hey, whats the name of the winery near you... the one where you got the wine you brought to me???? I have been craving it!!! lol

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