Camping Destination

Growing up, we always rented beach houses or hotels for vacation. Once I met my husband, that all changed. He introduced me to camping. Not the rough tent camping but the leisure of a camper equipped with all our needs. The first time at the camp ground I was a little leery about the whole situation. As we drove into the park the first campsites I saw were in a wooded area. I was already dreading it. I had this weird feeling about hanging my wet clothes on the line or using a bathhouse. The but then the whole scenery changed, it brighten up and the only trees around were palm trees. I could see the ocean and our camper was on the sand with a neat little covered picnic table. In no time, there I was hanging my clothes line. I was ready!


We've been going to this camp ground together now for twelve years and a lot has changed, improved and grown. My husband has actually camped here since it was first opened years ago,

 but we wont talk about how long that's been. Ha ha, love him.

Our place of choice is Myrtle Beach Travel Park- This is where we love to spend our vacations at the beach. They have all the amenities you need. This is a place you can kick back, cook out, take walks and ride bikes. Its clean with friendly staff. The lots are spacious and you do not have to worry about golf carts running you over.

With 1/2 mile of white sandy beach, wherever our camper chooses to sit, we are sure to only be a few feet from the ocean. At night you can hear the ocean waves enough to calm any stress you have. Its our home away from home. Ill never go back to a hotel unless its an emergency or odd destination other than the beach. Besides, we love our camper and our own bed. The thought of sleeping in a hotel bed just gives me the shivers.

I decided to take a few pictures just to give you a general idea what it looks like.

Here are some of the wooded lots. They also have villas in this area that
can be rented to families also. This area is not for me.

Our choice of a campsite is ocean front, a few spaces back. Just because
 it blocks some of the wind for when we want to cook out.
 
This is breakfast by the sea. They serve breakfast and lunch.
friendly staff and great cooks. 

This is the outside of the gift shop, store and laundromat. I would have taken
pictures of the inside but I didn't want to look like a weirdo.
Not everyone understands a blogger.

Here is the open air shelter that sits ocean front beside breakfast by the sea.
This is where they have concerts, day camps, church on Sunday, games and shows.
For you Zumba lovers like me, they offer Zumba two days a week in the summer and aqua Zumba in the indoor pool during the winter.
Beside the OAS you can see they also have a volley ball and a basket ball court.

This is the newest remodel of the MBTP. The Arcade. Inside you will find
a lot of family friendly games, snack bar and ice cream. This is connected to the outdoor pool and playground. Next to the Arcade is also an Indoor pool with Jacuzzi. ahhhh.
 

Here is the café that sits beside the store and pool area with delicious food and ice cream.

This is the pier to the lake. We enjoy feeding the ducks and turtles and
sometimes you will even see an alligator in the water. I've only seen only him once in all the years I've been going.

You will see they also have a playground (still under construction with the arcade).
Beside the playground the have horse shoe pits for leisure or tournaments.

The outdoor pool is really nice. It's big with lots of seating area to enjoy the sun or shade.
They often have games, exercises and movies in the pool.

Check out these bath houses.
We use the showers in the bath houses simply because
when you have a teenager trying to get ready, its a lot simpler than fighting for space and hot water from the camper.

Did I mention, they even have a lazy river!!! Yep, right inside the pool area. 

We have lots of fun when we visit. I never thought I would enjoy camping like I do. We have made friends down here and even have some family that live within a mile up the beach.

I can't wait to get my feet back in the sand. We pretty much spend the whole day on the beach from sun up to sun down. We even pack our lunch and picnic under the umbrellas.

Oh the life. One day, we want to will live here.


1 comment

  1. My dad was the backwoods camping type of guy :) I love going in RV's though, my aunt had one and going on vacation with them was so much easier than backwoods camping!

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