Beach, Dick's and a Mustang!

North Myrtle Beach Travel Blog

 › entry 9 of 12 › view all entries
Sunrise

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.

Kayla, Lena, Ashley & Sharon
Nothing was planned for today other than going to the beach, so there was no sense of urgency to get up and get going today. I love this kind of day, lazy with no plans and nothing to do but hang out. My step dad Wes is going to meet up with some friends of his to play golf today, but every one else was just hanging out at the beach today. Tonight though, everyone is going out to eat at a place called Dick’s. I’ve never been, but some of my family has, and they say it is a fun place where the staff is rude, but in a fun way, and the food is good too!

 

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.

Kayla, Ashley & Lena
My step dad Wes was also still out golfing, but he was told when we were all getting there, so hopefully he will be on time. We all met at the predetermined time, except for Wes, and were seated right a way. Wes did finally get there, after we had placed our order, but the waitress did give him an especially hard time because he was late! We loved it!! We all had a great time here and highly recommend it! For more on this crazy place, see my review.



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.

Lena getting some sun.
Sitting out on the large pier watching the sun set was very nice, even though I didn’t catch anything, but I did have my camera, so it wasn’t a total loss.


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 29th Street, then make a left. But they didn’t tell us Hwy. 17 splits and to follow Hwy. 17 to the right. They also didn’t tell us there were two 29th streets, depending on where on Hwy.

Lena ready to go out to eat at Dick's
17 you where. So, we stayed on Hwy. 17 straight, found the first 29th street, turned left which brought us to a dead end. We called the house and then were told to go down Hwy. 17 farther, a lot father! So, we got back on Hwy. 17 and drove for a while, found the next 29th street, turned left which brought us to the Ocean two blocks down the street. So, Mike called the house and finally we figured out where we were and how to get to place. Wow, what an adventure!

 

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 store was very busy and at first, we weren’t sure what to do or how it worked. We walked around a bit, and then went back to the front door where a very nice young attractive girl, with a strong Eastern European accent, helped us get started. She was so nice, and being the flirt that I am, I couldn’t help but smile at her the whole time.

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.

Sunset from the fishing pier.
Good thing to, because at first I picked out two sets of front wheels, opps! Her English wasn’t as good as the first girl that helped us out, but she smiled, I smiled even more, and she helped us get the right tires and wheels for our car.

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.

Mike's Mustang
Once that was done, the only thing left to do was to get in line and pay. My son thought, or had planned on paying for this himself, but I told him this one was on me! We had a great time, Mike building his Ford Mustang, and me helping him build it…and flirting with all the nice girls at the store too! ;)

If you want to see more about RIDEMAKERZ, check them out here.  http://www.ridemakerz.com

 

Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Sunrise
Sunrise
Kayla, Lena, Ashley & Sharon
Kayla, Lena, Ashley & Sharon
Kayla, Ashley & Lena
Kayla, Ashley & Lena
Lena getting some sun.
Lena getting some sun.
Lena ready to go out to eat at Dic…
Lena ready to go out to eat at Di…
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Mikes Mustang
Mike's Mustang
Lena rinsing off before getting in…
Lena rinsing off before getting i…
All of us at Dicks...except for W…
All of us at Dick's...except for …
All of at Dicks including Wes. (p…
All of at Dick's including Wes. (…
My sister Sharon with the funny ha…
My sister Sharon with the funny h…
My nephew Cody with his hat.
My nephew Cody with his hat.
My niece Ashley
My niece Ashley
My brother in law Bill.
My brother in law Bill.
My niece Kayla
My niece Kayla
My desert. Sorry, I started to eat…
My desert. Sorry, I started to ea…
Me, Lena & Courtnie outside Dicks…
Me, Lena & Courtnie outside Dick'…
Lenas shirt from Dicks Last Reso…
Lena's shirt from Dick's Last Res…
Sunrise
Sunrise
Sunrise
Sunrise
Sunrise
Sunrise
Mikes Mustang
Mike's Mustang
Mikes Mustang
Mike's Mustang
The box they give you to carry you…
The box they give you to carry yo…
This is the Mustang Mike put toge…
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
My step brother Dan.
My step brother Dan.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
Sunset from the fishing pier.
The full moon out over the Atlanti…
The full moon out over the Atlant…
North Myrtle Beach Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Great food, fun service and a crazy place to eat.
Tonight we had dinner at Dick’s Last Resort, which is located in the Barefoot Landing shopping area. We did arrive early, around 4:00 pm so we would… read entire review
North Myrtle Beach
photo by: marksreynolds