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Same Shit, Different Beach
Nov 27 -
At one point we came up with the idea that we should play mini golf at every course we saw.
We were basing our knowledge of the mini-golf density of Northern Ontario. A population of 130,000, and
we've got one mini-golf. Well, two if you count Boulevard Lake, but nobody counts Boulevard Lake.
We ended up dismissing this idea, and it's a good thing we did. Otherwise, we would have been stuck in Florida
(or any other beach-based tourist trap) playing Pirates Paradise Mini Golf until it was time for retirement.
I tell ya, whoever is manufacturing those giant papier-mache pirate ships and selling the dye that turns water
blue is making a mint. They've probably already retired to Florida.
Every seaside community we've been to is made up of four primary businesses: mini golf, all you can eat
seafood, t-shirts with silly phrases on them, and Ripley's Believe It Or Not. It's the same everywhere you
go, whether it's Bar Harbor, Maine or Key West, Florida.
It's great that they know their demographic, and even better for them that they do enough business in the
six months of summer that they can close down for the season. We're just saying it might be nice for once
to go to a beach without having to machete through the jungle of tourism.
However, we should add that it does give you a certain cozy feeling of familiarity. It's like when you
enter WalMart. You could be in any city, anywhere in the world, lost and alone, broke, dirty and disease-ridden,
but the second you enter a WalMart, ahhh... you're home. That's what it is. Myrtle Beach is like one big
I'm sure the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce will be pleased to hear that.
Light and Fluffy
Myrtle Beach State Park
It's got electricity. It's got water. It's got a beach. It's got trees. But best of all, it's got no
|Kevin:||Apple Jacks w/ Monster Paws|
|Aimee:||Oatmeal & Coffee|
|Lunch: ||Poogan's Porch|
72 Queen St, Charleston
|K's Order:||Shrimp Creole|