After the shopping, we had lunch. I cannot remember the restaurant's name, but I do remember that it took forever for our food to arrive and that my stomach was hurting again. My consistent stomach pain during the vacation was the one thing that I would change if I could. Fortunately, these two things did not affect my sense of humor and I had to take a picture of this:
Do you want some extra livermush for $2.15? I have no idea what "livermush" is, but it sounds dreadful! Funnily enough, it was listed on the menu twice! (You can get it as a side on your "egg plate." Yum?) I've never tasted liver-I know a lot of people really like it, but I can't get over my prejudices.
Here's another picture of me featuring my earrings, this time at the beach house:
My eyes are closed, but I really like it.
Here's my thoughts on why we should appreciate pictures of ourselves (A common theme on this blog): You guys know that I'm going through a bit of a tough time right now-my last day on my job is tomorrow and I've been having periods of depression and anxiety for the past couple of
But back to my vacation!
So after lunch, we went back to the house and relaxed, but later I accepted my cousin's invitation to go with her family to visit Myrtle Beach. I had never been to Myrtle Beach before and we had fun! It definitely is a tourist trap though and I am glad that our beach house was in a more laid back atmosphere.
First, we stopped at this cheap-o beach store.
Isn't that the greatest entrance ever? Unfortunately, that was the only great thing about the store and the store is about to close. But what a fabulous picture!
We then played a round of miniature golf at Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf.
OK, so I came in last, but I still had a really fun time. I really recommend this golf course-the kids absolutely loved the outrageous sets and everybody enjoyed the train ride to top of the course-the course is at the top of a giant hill and you putt your way down.
We ate dinner at an Italian restaurant that was sort of funny, because everyone there looked like they were vacationing from Jersey Shore. Our last stop of the day was at Callahan's at Calabash, which is the Disney World of souvenir stores in North Carolina. It's huge and worth visiting if you enjoy souvenir shopping at all. It has a giant Christmas section, fudge, t-shirts, and a whole room full of Duck Dynasty stuff!
(You know you're a redneck when you take a picture of Duck Dynasty products in a souvenir store...)
I almost consider watching Duck Dynasty a part of my recovery, because it makes me literally laugh out loud. Yesterday, I watched a new episode right before going to bed and as I was laughing I realized that it was the first time that day that I had laughed.
Day 6 was fun. I am having trouble not wishing that I could go back to that day instead of moving forward, but I know that that kind of attitude is counter productive. Life is not so black and white and should not be faced with so much dread. Tomorrow is also my art therapy day, which I usually enjoy and I am then going to spend the evening with one of friends, so there is still plenty to look forward to. What is one thing that you are looking forward to? Perhaps we can cheer each other up!