Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hand made Christmas Decorations

Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to get into the spirit of the holidays than by getting the kids together for some old-fashioned decoration making? It's a great way for the entire family to spend some quality time together and start a collection of keepsakes that will be handed down from generation to generation.

In browsing the internet, we came across this site, that appears to have everything you need to get started on making your next family heirlooms.

Ho Ho Ho!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas at the Beach

Thanksgiving is over and its time to get down to the business of Christmas in earnest. The day after Thanksgiving is a popular day to get the decorations up, unless you're one of those who can't wait that long and start stringing lights around Halloween. But hey, Christmas comes only once a year, right?

North Myrtle Beach as a couple of festive events this weekend to help kick off the season in style. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. this Friday, December 4, the City of North Myrtle Beach will light the city's Christmas tree, a 36-foot tall beauty at McLean Park. The tree will have 2,780 lights and Mayor Marilyn Hatley will be on hand to welcome everyone to the festivities. Holiday music will be provided by Mary Kline and MC Susan Trexler and the kids can visit with Santa and enjoy a bag of candy!

The following evening, Saturday, December 5, the North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade will get underway at 5:30 p.m. Be on hand to watch as Main Street fills with floats, beauty queens, marching bands and of course Santa Claus! Any spot along Main Street will provide a perfect viewing platform for this annual event.

While you're in town, make a weekend of it. Enjoy one of our fabulous Christmas shows along the Strand, do a little holiday shopping, dine out and watch the sun rise over the Atlantic each morning!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Creating an online photo album of your vacation shots

What makes a good photo album? The answer is just about anything... any topic, person, place, or event that you want to share. Vacations are a great place and time to start photo sharing with friends and family. Whatever the topic of the album, the idea is to group photos in such a way that the folks viewing them will understand how they're connected.

If you don't have your own Windows Live account, go to and sign up today! It's free, it's easy, and it’s one convenient place online to share photos, files, e-mail, and see what’s new with your social network.

You can stitch photos together, remove red-eye, crop, and tag photos on your PC with Windows Live Photo Gallery, then upload your albums to your Windows Live Photos page to share online with others. You can also add your favorite photos on your profile so your “What’s New” feed updates to keep friends and family up to date on your latest adventures.

Perhaps after you create your vacation album, you might like to share some of the shots with us. We love to see our guests having fun at the beach!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Regatta

The 25th Annual Christmas Regatta is being held this Saturday, in North Myrtle Beach, along the Intracoastal Waterway. The holiday boat parade begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Little River Inlet and travels south, arriving at Dock Holiday's Marina at approximately 7:00 p.m. Regatta-goers can catch a great view along the waterway at several different viewing areas.

As always, the regatta's goal is to continue its work in helping the children of Horry County with basic needs as well as providing each child with a Christmas gift on Christmas morning. People are encouraged to drop off a new, unwrapped toy at various dropoff points or monetary gifts are graciously accepted as well. And "Santa's Angels" don't forget the four-legged members of our community either. Donations of pet food and pet supplies are collected and given to local humane societies.

Many restaurants along the parade route offer specials on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to correspond with the regatta. Visit the regatta's website at to get more information on this spectacular holiday event you won't want to miss!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Black Friday

Personally, I don't understand the whole deal with Black Friday. I know its the official kickoff for the holiday shopping season and according to people I've talked with, apparently there are some fantastic deals to have out there. My question is simply this: if a store can afford to give that great a deal one day a year, why can't they do it more often? Or, for more than one day? I read the horror stories of fights, trampling, etc resulting from some "over zealous" shoppers on the Friday after Thanksgiving and it just makes me wonder...

At any rate, if you are planning to venture out, check out this website. It has the specials for just about every retailer you can think of and they have a handy "list maker" if you register with the site. Registering is absolutely free too. Maybe this will help make your shopping go more smoothly. And if you do go, please be safe, be courteous and get home in one piece!


Ocean Drive Beach Rentals now has a sign! It was erected this morning at the front of our office at 453 Main Street, in the Ocean Drive Section of North Myrtle Beach. And if we have to say so ourselves...its a beautiful sign! The decorator says our furniture is in too so we're starting to shape up nicely here. We'd like to invite everyone to stop by and see us soon.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort announces its Vacation Rental Division

Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort announces the opening of its new vacation rental division

Ocean Drive Beach Rentals, the newest member of the Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort Family, specializes in providing value-packed condo and beach home rentals to vacationers.

Owner H.G. Worley, Jr. cited the need for a vacation rental company that put a decided emphasis on customer service, both from the standpoint of the homeowner and the guest. As the area has grown and new condominium buildings are constructed, growth in the vacation rental industry has also occurred. "Larger companies on the beach just aren't able to provide that "one on one" service that our homeowners and guests can come to expect," he said.  "And in the current economy, we believe people will still want to come to our beautiful beaches but they're going to be more careful about how they spend their money. So, we've added a lot of extra value to each vacation booked with us."

Guests who stay with Ocean Drive Beach Rentals will not only be guaranteed a clean and well-maintained vacation destination but will also receive an amenity package that is unsurpassed in North Myrtle Beach. With free tickets to the Grand Strand's only oceanfront amusement park, the Ocean Drive Pavilion & Amusement Park, free dinners, theatre show tickets, discount shopping, free ice cream, bicycle rentals and much more, a vacation with Ocean Drive Beach Rentals is more than just a place to stay.
When you book your next vacation with Ocean Drive Beach Rentals leave your worries at home. Our caring, friendly, and professional staff will make sure everything is just as you have dreamed. You are guaranteed to enter a clean, well maintained beach property that will make your vacation unforgettable. At Ocean Drive Beach Rentals, we believe you deserve more than average service. You deserve the best! We are here to help you make vacation at a time.
Visit our website at or call us at today at 877-287-2977.