We spent most of our days down by the beach. I have a confession to make …. I’m not a big beach person. I don’t like tanning, I don’t like sweating, I don’t like swimming and I don’t like sand. I know I’m horrible! By day two I was beached out. So what else is there to do in Myrtle Beach?
It’s been awhile since I’ve taken a real road trip. The reason being I don’t do long car rides too well. It’s uncomfortable, nauseating, cramped and time consuming. The trip to Myrtle Beach consisted of a 16 hour drive, a four door Honda Civic sedan, four people and a very finnicky TomTom GPS. I cannot tell you enough how much I hate GPS’s. I don’t know, maybe I’m just old school, but I like to print out instructions and carry a road map over an electronic device any day. Too many times have I been lead astray by a GPS; I’ve learnt my lesson. Not to mention I am a human compass and have impeccable memory of roads and landmarks.
Whenever we go to Ottawa we are usually extremely busy with family stuff. We decided that this time we would take an extra day off to explore the city a bit. We took a double decker tour bus that started at the Parliament. I wish I had taken a picture of it! Darn it! If you ever go to Ottawa and want to do some touristy things, I definitely recommend the Lady Dive double decker tour bus. For $31 you can get a one-day pass to this hop on and hop off bus tour. The bus takes you to all the major landmarks that shape our capital city.