This morning I brought my breakfast to the beach and watched the sun rise over the water. Then I strolled over to Atalaya, the summer home of Archer Milton and Anna Hyatt Huntington. I last crossed Archer Huntington's philanthropic footprints at Aztec Ruins National
Monument in New Mexico. His Moorish mansion, built during the Depression using as much local labor as possible, is now a national monument in its own right. It's also well on its way to becoming a ruin! I considered visiting Brookgreen Gardens, a park across the road that features many of Anna Huntington's sculptures, but I balked at the admission fee.
The ride to Myrtle Beach State Park was short, but it gave me the leeway I needed to run errands in town, and to check out the nature trails in the park once I got there. I saw some holly trees for the first time; I'm familiar with holly bushes, of course, but I'd never seen it grow into trees before.