Well, the ocean-view condo I had rented for the week had a pipe burst before we left and I had to make last minute reservations at a 3 month old Cambria hotel at the Ashley River Marina a few miles inland, so our 20th anniversary trip was off to a rocky start. The hotel was very nice and new and cost only $243 more, but then we had to deal with 20-ish miles of bumper to bumper traffic on a narrow two lane road instead of being one road and one parking lot away. The schools here aren't out for another 2 weeks but I saw a lot of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts license plates and the beach was fairly crowded. The water temperature was 75` but the air temperature was between 75 and 85` with a 15+/- mph wind so swimming was a bit chilly, not that it stopped the surfers.
Anyhow, I dragged the wife out of bed early at 10:00am and we hit the road home. The wife was reluctant to leave (as always) and I was thrilled to come home. I don't mind traveling, but I hate sitting under a beach umbrella doing nothing for 8-12 hours for several days. As we were leaving I spotted a 1-1/2" long "Palmetto Bug" on the ceiling of the 4th floor hallway which apparently rode up in the elevator. The 1-1/2" was from head to tail and not including antenna. The Palmetto Bug is the regional term for American Cockroach which varies greatly in size and habitat from the household German Cockroach. I haven't downloaded the photo from my wife's "eye-phone" yet, but here is a stock photo. Just for reference, the Palmetto bug ranges from 1.2 - 1.6 inches while a German or house cockroach ranges from 1.1 - 1.6 cm. Saddle that sucker up and go for a ride.
Edited by fahrquad, 19 May 2019 - 08:13 PM.