Beach, Dick's and a Mustang!
North Myrtle Beach Travel Blog› entry 9 of 12 › view all entries
16 July 2008
For some reason today I woke up very early, so since I was up, I grabbed my fishing gear and walked down to the beach. Maybe I would have better luck in the morning than I’ve had so far fishing in the evening. If nothing else, the sunrise would be nice. Well no fish were caught, not even a bite, but the sunrise was very pretty, so I took some pictures to share here on my blog.
A few hours later, I returned to the house and found most everyone else up having breakfast of some kind, and the kids watching cartoons on the big TV in the living room.
After a sunny day at the beach, we came back to the house to get cleaned up and ready for our dinner out at Dick’s. Some of the girls left the house early to do some shopping, so we were all to meet at Dick’s at 4:00 pm to beat the normal 6:00 pm crowd.
When we returned home, the sun was getting ready to set soon, so I decided to go to
the fishing pier and try my luck one last time. My step brother Dan decided to
tag along even though he is not a fisherman.
Later in the evening, my son Mike asked if the two of us could go to a place called RIDEMAKERZ, which he had seen an ad for in one of the magazines at the house. We checked out the location and how late they were open and off we went. Now, we were told, by people in the house whom I will not mention, to follow Hwy. 17 all the way to
RIDEMAKERZ is a store where you build your own car…kind of like build-a-bear, if you’ve ever heard of that. It is located in a shopping area called Broadway at the Beach, and when we arrived, it was very busy. This place is huge, and I’ll write more about Broadway at the Beach later, because we do come back. We found an information station, got a map, and a discount coupon, and made our way to RIDEMAKERZ.
The first section you walk into is where you pick out the body style of the car or truck you want. Then you go to the sound area and pick out a sound chip which gives your vehicle a distinctive sound when activated. The next place you go is to the counter where you are asked if you want your vehicle to be “free wheel” or remote control. How cool is that! You can make it remote control too! After we decided on a “free wheel” version because of cost, we needed to go to the wheel and tire area and pick out what kind of wheels & tires we wanted on our car. There was another very nice girl at this station, also with the same accent, there to help us out.
Next was picking out some accessories. Mike found a motor he liked which sticks out through the hood of the car, along with some side pipe exhaust and some decals to dress it up a bit. The only thing left to do is put all this together, so off to the “garage” area of the store where you assemble your vehicle. There they have these little workbench stations with air tools just like in a repair shop! Again, there were some very helpful, attractive girls, all with the same kind of accent, there to help you assemble your vehicle. If I were only 20 years younger ;) Well, after a lot of smiling between me and the girls and some innocent flirting, we had our car finished. The next step was to register the car, which gives you a paper or “title” with all the specs of the vehicle, your name and a license plate number which you pick out.
If you want to see more about RIDEMAKERZ, check them out here. http://www.ridemakerz.com