This is what a $2 rain poncho looks like on 4 silly girls caught out in the rain.
It was Sunday evening, the second day of our vacation. It was also my little sister’s birthday. We let her decide how to spend her birthday and we went with her to Murrels Inlet. You can read about that in my last blog https://blogjob.com/rinderella/2015/10/04/magical-murrels-inlet/. That was a beautiful way to start any evening out. The beauty of the marsh and the surrounding waterway when the sun is going down is something you have to see.
After dinner at The Dead Dog Saloon, we went back to our beach houses. There we decided to re-group and make a new birthday plan. We had some Bushwhackers first though, if you have never had one you don’t know what you are missing. I highly suggest you look up the recipe for a Caribbean Bushwhacker and make a batch. The perfect treat especially for adults! Of course they were what we needed to get this party started.
My sister decided she wanted just us girls to go to the Garden City Pier for her celebration. Now there were four of us which included my sister, her two daughters and myself. If you want to find out more about the Garden City Pier you might want to read this: https://blogjob.com/rinderella/2015/10/03/the-wonderful-pier-at-garden-city-beach/. It is a wonderful place to spend some time especially since there is a band at each end of it with a bar. It is also within walking distance of where we were staying.
We got to the pier and walked from each bar to the other one trying out both bands. One band was country and the other one was rock. At the far end of the bar there was a country band playing and this is where things took a turn. Not a bad turn but a strange one. We first got a couple of drinks at the bar and then walked over to the side railing to watch the people dancing. It took a minute to realize that they were all girls and some were dressed in what appeared to be their pajamas. Then there were the ones that were way overdressed. And then there were the ones that obviously had been drinking a lot! I held back my laughter as long as I could, but once I couldn’t hold it back anymore neither could any of the rest of us. I have never seen so many strange and different people in one place.
At some point it started to sprinkle a little so we walked back down to the main part of the building. That bar had shelter so we stopped to listen to the rock band for a bit. They were really good and that is probably where we should have stayed, but no we didn’t do that. During this time the drinks had begun to kick in a little, and we were all getting a little silly.
We made our way into the gift shop and looked around before deciding to start heading back, thinking the rain would get worse soon. As soon as we went out to leave the rain intensified. My sister wanted to leave then but I said no, it won’t last long. I will never live that comment down, ha ha! It started pouring about that time. I looked at them and said no worries I have my trusty umbrella that came with my huge purse! They cracked up as I tried to open my trusty umbrella that was bent and broken.
So there we are stranded on the pier. Both of my favorite nieces have a great sense of humor that they must have gotten from me. The oldest one takes my umbrella and turns it so the handle is in front of her face. It resembles a microphone at this point. She then begins reporting the devastating news of us being stranded, in a rainstorm, at the pier with no way out! This really got out of control, she even gave herself a new name for the job. Now her reporters name was Magenta Mango, that in itself just cracks us up every time she says it.
About an hour later we decide we are going back to the beach houses. Yes it was still pouring down rain. My other favorite niece says she saw rain ponchos in the gift shop. We head back in and all get one. Back out side we put on our new $2.00 ponchos and head out. Just as we get to ground level we see the water on the road and sidewalk is about a half a foot deep! I had new shoes on! The picture you see is of us all in our new ponchos under the pier deciding which way to go through the water. Finally we brave it. We are soon walking through water well over our ankles. The only thing to do was laugh and we did! Of course my sister is saying I told you we should have left when I said to. Oh but I had my trusty umbrella I said!
Well we made it back, all of us soaking wet but happy. Happy because we can turn any situation into something fun and this was no exception. I think my sister had a very happy birthday and we had a great time with her.
Seriously who wouldn’t enjoy spending their birthday at the beach, the place they love the most.