Our job with The Poster Tour this fall brought us around full circle. We left out of Greenville, SC on Aug 17 and finished up in Myrtle Beach, SC on Oct 7. To say it was a trying 8 weeks would be an understatement. However, that’s a story for another time.
After weeks of circling the Northern Midwest we were excited to see that sweet Atlantic Coast.
My memories of Myrtle Beach have always been fond. Although, I hadn’t been down to that area of the coast in almost 20 years. I’m more of low country kind of guy these days.
I spent many a hot summer days roaming up and down the boardwalk of MB. The sand of those banks used to coat my body for, at least, one week out of the year. Two, if I was lucky enough to tag along on a friend’s family vacation. It didn’t happen often, but when it did…damn, was it good.
I’d slide quarters into those arcade games like my short lived life depended on it. Hours spent laughing, cursing, winning, and losing. It didn’t matter, and we knew it. We were just there for the fun. $20 was as good as an endless bank account to us. Until we were down to the last dollar, anyway.
Going back as an adult took me back to a simpler time. Cheesy tourist shops, funnel cakes, amusement park rides, soft serve & waffle cones, and those sweet sweet arcades. The sounds alone were enough to make me feel like a kid again.
After 8 weeks of work on the road, it was a much needed mental break. Thanks for always making me feel like a kid again MB.
I hope you enjoy the images below as much as I did taking them. They were all taken on my trusty Olympus XA2 with Kodak Portra 400 & Ultramax 400.