medieval times vs. pirates voyage

Thursday, June 22, 2017

If you're visiting Myrtle Beach this summer and trying to decide which dinner theater to visit - Pirates Voyage or Medieval Times - I'm sharing my opinions on both to help you make the decision!

General admission for Medieval Times costs $53.95 (plus fees) for an adult. Regular admission tickets for Pirates Voyage are $49.99 (plus fees) for an adult. We got our Medieval Times tickets on Groupon for a pretty nice discount, but I haven't seen Pirates Voyage tickets on Groupon. Both shows also offer more expensive tickets for preferred seating.

The Pirates Voyage facility is nicer than Medieval Times in my opinion. It's newer than Medieval Times so that makes sense, but one important difference is that MT has a dirt floor in the show ring, while PV has a pool and built structures in their show ring. Because of the horses used in the MT show, there is a pretty intense smell when you enter. I got used to it after a while, but it's definitely there.

The food served at the locations are fairly similar. Personally, I liked the food at Medieval Times but they both involve basically a three course meal. I'm disappointed with the drinks offered at both locations - Pepsi, tea, or water at PV and Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, or water at MT. I don't drink Pepsi and I didn't like the tea at PV at all. I got water on one trip to PV and it had a horrible taste. Not sure why, but fortunately I had brought a bottle of Mountain Dew in. The water at MT tasted normal.

Both dinners start with soup - a tomato bisque at MT and creamy vegetable soup at PV. I enjoyed the soup at MT and dislike the soup at PV, but that's just my personal taste. Both dinners also include bread, a half chicken, corn on the cob, and a half potato. PV adds a scoop of BBQ pork along with this. PV ends with a flaky apple pastry and MT ended with a slice of poundcake for my group, but I've heard this one varies. I liked both desserts.

4 parks in 48 hours

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

You may remember this video about my family's trip to Disney World in December, but we were back again June 9-11 to explore Pandora, the world of Avatar. We got hopper passes so we were able to visit two parks each day for the two days we were there and got to experience all of our favorite things.

Our trip was amazing and Pandora definitely did not disappoint. Flight of Passage meets all of the hype it has been getting and exceeded my expectations. It's been compared to Soarin' and while I don't disagree, I think it's next level - like nothing you've ever experienced before. 

We spent the morning of our first day in Magic Kingdom. My absolute favorite ride at Disney is the peoplemover so that was one of our first stops. We had fast passes for Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain, and Pirates of the Caribbean - some of our favorite rides.

We had lunch at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe. I like to get the fajita platter there and basically make a burrito bowl at the toppings bar. Of course we got a Dole Whip as well - when at the Enchanted Tiki Room do as the parrots do, am I right? 

Mid-afternoon, we went over to Hollywood Studios where we visited my one and only, Kylo Ren. While at the Star Wars Launch Bay, we also stopped in to speak with Chewie. We rode some of our favorite rides: The Tower of Terror, Star Tours, and Toy Story Midway Mania. We also rode one of my least favorites, The Great Movie Ride. Y'all, I cannot stand the alien part.

my favorite instagram spots in north myrtle beach

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

I guess you could call today Travel Tuesday because I'm sharing some of my favorite Instagram-able locations you'll want to check out when you visit the Myrtle Beach area. If you're anything like me, we love a good photo op so we can post something cool to the 'gram. I've had years of experience scouting out and discovering great locations and without further ado, I'm letting you in on my best kept secrets.

McLean Park

McLean Park has a great little walking trail, a pond, a playground, tennis courts, and more but my favorite feature is a little section that's almost hidden by trees on the opposite side of the pond than the tennis courts. It has a fountain, beautiful brick work, and the prettiest foliage. I love taking Instagram pictures here and fortunately, there's almost never anyone in this area so it's not awkward and there's no one in the way of pictures. 

6 things to do in june

Thursday, June 1, 2017

vision board work in progress

#1: Clean out your closets

Having a little extra time in the summer can give you an opportunity to declutter your room and get rid of the things you no longer want. Summer is also a perfect time for this because you can create a fresh wardrobe for the next school year. 

Donate and sell old clothes you no longer wear.

If you're cleaning out clothes, you can separate them into different sections depending on what you want to do with them. You can choose to donate some, sell them at a consignment store or in a yard sale, or even exchange clothes with friends. They don't all have to go to one place and having small sections can be more manageable than one big pile of clothes.

Don't forget your jewelry.

I've been meaning to go through my jewelry for so long and it's definitely on my list of things to tackle this month. I have tons and tons of things I no longer wear and would be willing to let go of. While cleaning, take some time to sit down and go through your jewelry - reorganize it and see if there's anything you don't want to hold onto. 

Organize your clothes while you're cleaning out.

In the process of getting rid of things, be sure to reorganize your clothes so that you can take advantage of the extra space you're creating. Whether you want to color code your closet or reassign drawers to different pieces, it can be beneficial to switch things up a little and improve your system of storing clothes.

barnsitting for the chick-fil-a cows

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

If you follow Chick-fil-A on Facebook or Twitter, you might have seen that the Eat Mor Chikin Cowz were in hiding because May is National Burger Month. Because of this, they put their barn on Homestay so that they could find trustworthy barn-sitters to watch their home while they were away.

Of course, I signed up because there is no restaurant I love more than Chick-fil-A and I was lucky enough to be selected! My family and I spent the weekend in Jasper, Georgia barnsitting and it was an amazing experience! The cowz' home is beautiful and they were such gracious hosts, making sure we had everything we could possibly need during our stay.

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