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Old 10-31-2008, 06:18 PM   #21
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I live on the outskirts of Manchester here in England, the city centre is about 9 miles to the east, but if I go a few miles to the west towards Wigan, then I need a phrase book to understand the locals. If they start useing local slang too..... then you have to get an interpreter!!
You must have places like that in the states??
Yes we do. New York City, Boston, and Texas.

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Old 10-31-2008, 06:57 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Sarah in SC View Post
Marty, we took a trip up there right before the Pavilion was shut down, for old time's sakes. It was a lot of fun, we even stayed at the sorta dive-y Diplomat Hotel in keeping with our theme. We ate at Peaches and DH remembered getting his first beer there on a fake ID back in the day! The roller coaster was very rickety and scary, just like I remembered. We played skee ball and drove the strip.

Still fun to go up every now and again--we do a girls' trip in February each year to go shop the outlets and dance at Club 2001. Hilarious!

You are from the midstate? Nice. My parents are from Manning. You are a long way from home!

Nahhhh....I'm from Rockingham, NC. Just over the SC state line about 20 miles north of Cheraw, SC. I think the drive to Myrtle Beach was 110 miles +or- depending on which route we took. Remember the Gay Dolphin, lol? That's probably gone too. Mom took us in there when we were kids. When I was a teenager and kind of broke, and wanted a cheap place to stay, I went to a place in Cherry Grove called the Christina Motel. Right across the street from the CG pier. Ahhh, the good old days!

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Old 11-01-2008, 06:26 AM   #23
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Ah, DH is from around Charlotte. They always stayed at Cherry Grove when he was a kid--his parents worked in the mill, and the whole mill practically would move en masse to the beach, according to his memory! Being from haughty Charleston, my family didn't ever vacation at Myrtle Beach, but if I had relatives staying there, I'd join them.

The Gay Dolphin was still there on our nostalgia trip last summer--the tower was closed though, for liability reasons. I had the best time picking out little shell doodads for my niece and nephews--just like back in the day.
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Old 11-01-2008, 03:12 PM   #24
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56 years old and retired thats me Phil, I live in Walkden which is a suburb of Manchester in the north west of England. After 30years at the same company I decided to finish in June 2008 and walked away from it all into retirement. My interests include music Motown and northern soul being my favourite genres, fishing (English style course fishing), photography digital SLR and photoshop, and a bit of walking.
Welcome to the forum. DW and her family are from Longsight, Manchester, walking distance from Manchester City's old ground, Maine Road.

I believe Walkden is in Salford and I hear that the folks in Salford hate being labeled as being in Manchester since at one time Manchester used to be a suburb of Salford.

I hope you enjoy the forum and participate to give us a UK perspective. I'm from Sunderland, met and married DW while in college at Bradford, and we moved to the USA in 1987 although we are very fortunate to be able to visit very regularly.

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