Where Did All the Tourists Go?

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Real Estate Agent with S & L Properties

I love them!  We need them!  We can't do without them!  ...but O Lord, it was so nice on Sunset Beach Island to park close to the office.  I had Sunday afternoon floor duty, and after the rental agent and I closed the office, we strolled over to the beach.  It was the first time in weeks that you could see more sand than people.  School has started in many states so week long rentals at Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach will end Labor Day weekend.  Due to the offshore hurricane, it was a little breezy and the weatherman warned about rip currents so there were not many people in the water.  The day was so gorgeous; the rain showers yesterday reduced the humidity levels and it was a perfect day at the beach.

A group of friends met at Inlet View Restaurant for dinner.  We decided to eat outside on the porch where we had beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway where the Shallotte River meets the ocean.  The restaurants was packed and you could tell that people just couldn't get enough of the early autumn weather (we've still got plenty of hot days left).  We watched the fishermen drag in their catches and it was a pleasant ending to the day. 

Our rental department said this was an excellent year and the Sun News said the Myrtle Beach area had experienced a strong rental as well and I bet Mother Nature is breathing a sigh of relief until next summer.  Of course, fall is golfing and fishing season but not in the number we have in the summer.  Now, the locals can enjoy their home, again.

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You Call It Paradise...I Call It Home...So Can You!

Comments (4)

Patty Luther
RE/MAX Rock-n-Roll Realty - Lewiston, ID
Lewiston ID Real Estate, Idaho-Washington

I love your slogan ....  You Call It Paradise...I Call It Home...So Can You!

Aug 29, 2010 04:24 PM
Linda Hinson
S & L Properties - Calabash, NC

Thank you.  I always try to capture the beauty of the white sand contrasted against the Carolina blue sky but it is never as beautiful as the real thing.

Aug 29, 2010 04:31 PM
Quincy Smith
Sage Smith Realty - Yuma, AZ

Hi Linda - I work in a community with a lot of winter visitor seasonal visitors and I can definately relate with you.  It is important to enjoy it for yourself every now and then.  It helps you remember and believe what your are selling. Tourists "Can't live with them; Can't live without them". God Bless

Aug 29, 2010 04:36 PM
Linda Hinson
S & L Properties - Calabash, NC

Quincy, I remind myself in July that we really need and welcome them when it it over a 100 degrees, bumper to bumper traffic, crowded restaurants, and no place left on the beach for a chair on your day off.

Aug 30, 2010 01:03 PM