Today is the first day of my favorite season- Autumn!  However, I  want to share one of the highlights of my summer which was a two week visit from my niece, Mariah.  She has already started back to school and is in her Jr. year of high school.  I’m certainly the proud aunt and both my sister and I were thrilled to have her come up to the Carolinas!  Of course, we did the usual- shopping, going to the movies, pedicures, and hanging out at the beach, but we also ventured out to Myrtle Beach to visit Hard Rock amusement park which opened this past spring. Here are a few of the pix from our time together!
Of course, fresh flowers, a personalized gift basket, and welcome signs all make for the start of a lovely visit!

Of course, fresh flowers, a personalized gift basket, and welcome signs all make for the start of a lovely visit!

After a home inspection by brother, Al, and a few pix we went out to dinner...the two had driven 8 hours!

After a home inspection by brother, Al, and a few pix we went out to dinner...the two had driven 8 hours!

We're going to MYRTLE BEACH!

We're going to Myrtle Beach!

 

First Stop- Broadway at the Beach- Look at these two Motorcycle Mamas!

First Stop- Broadway at the Beach- Look at these two Motorcycle Mamas!

While at B@B, We ate at the Crab House...Rose & Mariah before Caviar...Rose & Mariah after Caviar- YUCK!

While at B@B, We ate at the Crab House...Rose & Mariah before Caviar...Rose & Mariah after Caviar- YUCK!

Next Stop... Hard Rock Park!

Next Stop... Hard Rock Park!

 

We saw some STRANGE things at the Hard Rock!

We saw some STRANGE things at the Hard Rock!

...Including this guy who was all too glad to stop and strike a pose!

...Including this guy who was all too glad to stop and strike a pose!

 

VERY strange things, indeed!

VERY strange things, indeed!

There was also a live band, and an ice skating show (Too Cool!), and of course we made our own entertainment as well!

There was also a live band, and an ice skating show (Too Cool!), and of course we made our own entertainment as well!

 

So Long, Hard Rock!

So Long, Hard Rock!

Back home and time for some days and nights at the beach!

Back home and time for some days and nights at the beach!

 

Of course, we went out to eat at a few places.  Here we are on Mariah's last night in the Carolina's at Hiro's Japanese Steakhouse with friend, Pearline.

Of course, we went out to eat at a few places. Here we are on Mariah's last night in the Carolinas- Hiro's Japanese Steakhouse with friend, Pearline!

 

We managed to squeeze in making shirts on this trip (I opted for pajamas).  It turned out to be a lot of fun and we decided to do one every year when my niece comes to visit.

We managed to squeeze in making shirts on this trip (I opted for pajamas). It turned out to be a lot of fun and we decided to do one every year when my niece comes to visit.

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