Senior Week: June 9-13 1999
Myrtle Beach South Carolina
On Friday, June 4, 1999, I finished my high school career at Mt. View High School by graduating 69th out of a
class of around 300. It was a very hectic week. Since I was in the Art Honor Society, as well as the Project
Graduation Committee, I had a lot of work to do to get ready for the party after graduation, and was one of the
only Seniors allowed at the school for the entire week. Plus, the Telemarketing Firm that I worked for
unexpectadly closed the Tuesday before I graduated.
This left me in an odd position. I had origionally planned to go to Myrtle Beach for part of Senior Week 99′(The
Week after graduation), but was not going to be able to leave till Wednsday for work related reasons. Now I had
the time, but hadn’t planned on being there till Wednsday, so I lounged around at home for the first part of the
By this time, I was getting excited, this was my first trip to the beach without my family. I was finally 18 and going
on vacation by myself! So around 8am Wednsday morning, I packed my car and headed for the beach, an 8 hour
trip from home. I’m still very proud of myself for getting there safe and sound, only getting slightly off course
(not lost, really since I could still get to the beach from the street I was on).
I arrived at the beach around 5:00, p.m. andI checked into my room. I stayed at a small motel by myself called the
Chip Inn. On Tuesday, I had called some friends of mine that were at the beach already, so when I got there on
Wednsday, I hooked up with them. Sara, Nick, and Dorthy were happy I came since I had my own car, they were
forbidden to drive once they got down there. Once I got settled in, I went to their motel to pick them up,
and we all went over to “Broadway at The Beach” for a few hours of shopping, eating, and walking around. While
we were there, we checked out “Ripley’s Aquarium”, one of the most interactive aquariums I’ve ever been to, as
well as one of my favorite attractions at Myrtle Beach.The rest of that evening, we cruised Ocean Blvd. before
going back to their motel rooms for some much needed rest.
The next morning it was off to the beach with my friends, at their motel, and that ended up being the only day I
made it out to the beach. We spent the better part of the day swimming and lounging around their pool. That
evening, we went to eat at Arby’s. There is a Teen nite club in Myrtle Beach called “The Attic”. I really
wanted to go to a more adult club, since we were 18, but they settled on this one. After dancing there till midnite,
we went cruising around town again, adn then treked up to the “Nightmare Haunted House” on Ocean Blvd.
That nite, after dropping the others off, I went to get some Ice Cream, went back to the motel room, and watched
TV till I fell asleep.
On Friday, we went back to “Broadway At The Beach”. They had a live Webcam, and so we called some parents
to let them know we would be on it and that they could watch. There is a “Build-a-Bear Workshop” located here,
and we thought it would be cool to make our own teddy bears, so we went there for a couple of hours to make a
bear. For Dinner, we ate at “Planet Hollywood”. We had planned to meet some other friends to go dancing at a
nite club called the “Freaky Tiki”, but that fell apart, and I was the only one to finally make it to the club. This is
where I had the most fun all week. I got out of the club about 3:00, a.m., having had lots of fun. Then I went back to
Most of the people I knew were leaving on Saturday, or early Sunday, so they were spending the day packing and
leaving. I decided to spend the day by myself. I went to the movies and saw “Austin Powers: The spy who
Shagged Me”, and that evening decide to have dinner at the “House of Blues” in North Myrtle, its one of my
favorite places to eat in Myrtle Beach, besides “Peach’s Corner”. That nite I went to the Pavilion amusment park,
and shopped around.
town by myself.
On Sunday morning I woke up, packed my things, and checked out of the hotel, heading north to West Virginia.