[ you can read another story of my trip to Myrtle Beach at my "Faith Hope & Love" page.]
The next two pics were taken by myself, on a quick walk down the 4-5 blocks to the beach at around 6am the next morning. I got lost on the way and was late getting back to our bus, which was leaving at 7am to go to our meeting destination. It was a beautiful view, and no matter what anyone else says who was waiting for me, it was worth it.
However, Bella was one of the joys of the trip. She is the daughter of Daniel and Brittany Bishop, who I met on this trip. Her daddy was often sitting up front with the bus driver and every now and then, Bella would miss her daddy, and start rambling up the aisle toward the front. I was sitting in the second or third seat from the front. Once, she surprised me (remember- I hardly knew her) by coming up to me and giving me a great big hug.
Later- I asked Bella if she would mind taking a picture with me. She kindly obliged. I am so happy to have Bella as a new friend from this church beach trip! She is a real doll... don't you agree ?
Aug. 10, 2013
I took my second trip to Myrtle Beach in three days today. On Wednesday, I was down there on a work trip at our church building. People that I told about my trips said, "Oh, I wish that I could go.. Have fun!" We had fun alright. Six hours with no air conditioning, measuring and cutting carpet and linoleum for kids' classrooms, pastor's studies, and bathrooms. No swimsuits, sandy beaches, and ocean waves. I changed clothes three times from being soaked with perspiration. I'm almost sure they wouldn't have made those statements if they knew what we did that day. But it was fun- but the fun was in the fellowship- working together with 25-30 church folks from Salisbury and Kannapolis, NC, and today with sixty (60) folks from Salisbury and Lexington, NC, and Myrtle Beach.
Right now, 23 of us are traveling down on a bus. 36 of us are staying together tonight at the Myrtle Beach Christian Retreat Center in N. Myrtle Beach, which is 3/4 of a mile from the beach. [ see beach pics above ]. Some of them are driving down in cars and meeting us there, or already live in Myrtle Beach.
|Bob with Jess & Jon Allen|