Myrtle Beach Fun on a Budget

A night at the Ballpark...

just wouldn't be complete without a jumbo hot dog all the way, a bag of boiled peanuts, and a nice cold brew. Last night the Myrtle Beach Pelicans jousted the Potomac Nationals for twelve innings and managed to outlast the Nats for a 7-6 victory. The Pelicans are the Atlanta Braves' Class "A" team, have a strong local following, and are always fun to root for. A long list of current big league stars have worn the Pelican blues - Brian McCann, Jeff Francoeur, and rookie phenom Jayson Heyward just to name a few. I wonder who of this year's team will make it to the show.

It's great that our Boys of Summer prevailed last night but the real treat was just enjoying a pleasant evening out at the ball park with my wife Wrynn and some good friends from Atlanta. If you haven't been to a Pelicans game, you're missing a good time. The best seats will have you at field level right behind home plate - and they're only twelve bucks! (A bit of history for you... the seats are originals from the old Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta.)

Trying to take in as much as possible on our friends' last night at the beach, we left the game after five fun innings and headed to Broadway at the Beach to let Matt, our young companion, have some fun on the rides at the Pavilion Nostalgia Park. Taking a turn on the Giant Swing or the speedy Caterpillar is an excellent way to generate a welcome breeze on a warm evening. BTW... if you ride the Caterpillar, I suggest sitting in the inside position. That way you can be the Squisher instead of the Squishee - although getting squished wasn't all that bad.

Broadway at the Beach's boardwalk is perfect for evening strolls and is surrounded by shops of all kinds. There's a super schedule of events for the summer with concerts, fireworks and more. AND the events are family-friendly and FREE! Last night's event was one of their Sprite under the Stars concert series with Gogglez Pizano treating the crowd with popular rock & roll.

Come on down to Myrtle Beach soon and see how much fun you and your family can fit into your visit. You'll be amazed at how much there is to do.

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