Today Doug celebrated his 40th birthday at The Farmer's Daughter Buffet and then we went and burned off at least 10 calories walking one of Myrtle Beach's many beaches.
We found these replicas of the famous pyramids.
A short clip of the beach is below.
Then we headed over to Broadway at the Beach where the birthday celebration continued with some friends Doug took for granite.
Nervous parents watched as their children climbed the playground equipment.
Broadway at the Beach at night...
These reminded us of H.R. Pufnstuf and the talking trees...
These reminded us of ducks and fish.
Ducks and fish need food.
The ducks were swimming right on top of the fish...battling them for food pellets. What a life.
The following day we headed over to Broadway at the Beach's competition...Barefoot Landing.
Barefoot Landing also had ducks and fish (not pictured).
Barefoot Landing had cows...
who helped make Marlon this chocolate malt.
Barefoot Landing had squirrels...
and big old meat-eating felines.
Preservation Station is a free exhibit at Barefoot Landing brought to us by T.I.G.E.R.S.-The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species.
Dr. Bhagavan Antle founded T.I.G.E.R.S. to teach the world about wild animal conservation.
Looking for a little cool shower...
Not to be outdone by the cats, this monkey does a little swinging. He pointed out that cats don't swing.
To see the animals at Preservation Station in action, click below.
For more pictures, go to http://public.fotki.com/Marlonfleenor/1/2008/may/exploring-myrtle-be-1/ and http://public.fotki.com/Marlonfleenor/1/2008/may/exploring-myrtle-be-2/ .
To be continued...