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Spring Brings New Things To South Of The Border!

spring_pool_postThe days are heating up here in Dillon, SC at South of the Border, and we have a lot of hot new things going on around the 300 acres that make up America’s Favorite Roadside Attraction. Everything from renovations and updating of all of Pedro’s classic attractions to construction of a brand new feature is coming together as the summer travel season gets closer. We invite you to stop by and see all the exciting new changes on your way to your favorite summer vacation fun spot!

South of the Border features 3 different ways to spend an evening with us on the way to your vacation destination. Our Motor Inn has 300 newly refurbished rooms to get you relaxed, rested and ready to hit the dusty trail the next morning. Our Pleasure Dome features an indoor heated pool, sauna and locker rooms with showers to help motel and campground guests with their relaxation. Also, the Pleasure Dome and surrounding area has just been outfitted with free WI-FI wireless internet for our guest’s convenience. Our campground has full hookups and power for motor homes and campers, and barbecue grills and showers for those who rough it in a tent. You can see our newly published rate schedules for Camp Pedro and the Motor Inn on our Accommodations page.

Construction of a new attraction for South of the Border is progressing extremely well. We will be transforming our Pedroland Park page into an Attractions page in the very near future to reflect the park’s new direction and focus. Our new environmentally themed attraction will feature a “Reptile Lagoon” ~ complete with live alligators and crocodiles run by Pedro’s cousin Zurdo. It will also have a Learning Center to educate our guests, school groups and locals about the vital need to preserve our natural resources and respect Mother Nature. We will have more details in a future blog, which you can receive through an RSS feed.  Or you can follow @SOTBPedro on Twitter and join our official Facebook group for regular updates and happenings at South of the Border.

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2 Responses to “Spring Brings New Things To South Of The Border!”

  1. maureen pata says:

    i stayed at this hotel about 14 years ago.We stayed in one of the honey-moon suites.we swear it was haunted..strange things happened all night.I heard voices speaking from the mirrors on the bed.Do you know of any hauntings at this hotel? are we the only ones this happened to? please someone let me know if this happened to them.This has bothered me for all these years…

  2. Good Morning from Room 103! Had a great time yesterday, passing thru all Pedro’s stores & meeting all the workers here at SOTB.

    Most were pleasant, some need some work on how to greet guests properly (hostess @ the Sombrero Restaurant, afternoon shift).

    Also, I was surprised by the fact that there was no SOTB Hell’s Kitchen Hot Sauce on the table; as a complimentary condiment. I lived in Los Angeles for a decade, in Florida for the past year…most restaurants have hot sauce @ the table…so I was taken back when I was told by my waitress, that I could “pick up a bottle at the Pedro’s pantry”.

    I am not lazy by any means, so I did; and the walk was worth it! That Hot Sauce should be marketed nationally. Amazingly delicious…however, just a humble suggestion: please consider having that condiment on the table. It is a staple for most Mexican/Hispanic restaurants…or at least an 8 oz container. I’ve worked for places big & small:

    Plan B Burger Bar, Disney’s Grand Floridian, The Club @ Admirals’s Cove, City Steam Brewery & Cafe…I love places that have a theme, concept, great marketing, & outstanding guest service. SOUTH OF THE BORDER IS 1 OF THOSE PLACES!!!

    I spoke w/ a food service rep. late last night, @ the Hot Tamale Cafe. She, like a majority of your reps., were professional, conversational, & just genuinely sweet in nature…a down-home Southern gal…her presentation & attitude actually made me want to order more, hahaha!

    I told her how my family, who now lives in FL, always used to travel thru this area in the 80’s…passing by SOTB; I used to fuss and pout in the back seat, trying to convince my father to stop…since both my folks served along side & in the Armed Forces, my father was all about “making good time”.

    He’d say: “OK! ENOUGH! NO TEARS NOW…I’LL STOP, FOR A BATHROOM BREAK…5 MINUTES, & BACK TO THE CAR, ON THE DOUBLE. NO FIREWORKS, NO NOTHING. HIT THE JON, BACK TO THE CAR, & BACK ON THE ROAD…MOVE IT OUT, LET’S GO, SON!”

    In the time that I followed his orders, I marveled at this place & all the attractions; I wanted to buy all the fireworks…but if I had, there would have been fireworks in front of all the guests & staff…by my parents blowing their lids, with a public scolding & ultimo humiliation for me, hahaha…they knew how much I loved this place, & that we’d never make it to FL, IF I HAD MY WAY!

    Anyways: fast fwd to now, 30 yrs later…I’ve had the pleasure of working those places mentioned above.

    I’m also a vocalist/songwriter, & have played in rock bands since I was 16. When I moved to LA, I fulfilled a childhood dream, by performing on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, with a contracted rock band…I tried out for no acting auditions while there for that 10 years; performing with the band was theatrical enough, as well as promoting my band intensely all over LA County; meeting tons of people & observing the LA Way.

    I sang at some of most famous venues in the world: The Whisky A Go-Go, The Roxy Theater, The Viper Room, The Key Club, & The Troubadour. I had the honor of working with some of the Masterminds who own & run these venues. I am forever gratetful, because they helped me to see the whole picture…not just the picture & frame itself.

    I also have performed comedy, more free-flow/street performance, but also in NY & CT. I had the honor of training & attending class at Caroline’s On Broadway, NYC. I also learned, that comedy…IS NOT MUSIC, LOL. I failed miserably, but had alot of fun…and my teacher, “Aunty” Linda, is a master craftswoman in the art of comedy. She taught me much in a short amount of time.

    Most of all: I lived in various areas of LA & San Bernardino Counties:
    -SFV: Sherman Oaks, Northridge, Canoga Park, Van Nuys
    -SGV: San Gabriel, El Monte, West Covina
    -SBC: Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino

    I was adopted by all the Hispanic, Asian, & multi-ethnic families living in both areas…who supported my music career…God Bless them all; for they opened me up to their cultures & their ways of life…just like my folks, the Bassos, adopted me when I was an infant. OK! YA BASTA, ENOUGH!

    POINT IS: I SEE GREAT THINGS AHEAD FOR TIO PEDRO & THE SOTB FAMILIA…THIS PLACE HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR BIG THINGS…IT REMINDS ME OF THE SUNSET STRIP…VEGAS…TIJUANA…ALL WRAPPED INTO 1 BIG CHIMICHANGA…SHOULD THINGS CHANGE, AS THEY ALWAYS DO:

    YOU CAN COUNT ON ME, UNCLE PEDRO…TIO MIO…I WILL OPEN MI BOCA GRANDE, Y DIJO TODO DEL MUNDO QUE:

    “VISITING SOUTH OF THE BORDER IS A MUST!!!! IT’S NOT A REQUEST…IT’S AN ORDER!!!”…LOL

    I will swing back thru in a couple mths, on my way back to FL…I can already see the signs on the 1-95 freeway, welcoming me in…GRACIAS TODO DEL FAMILIA DEL SUD DEL BORDER…

    !VIVA LOS TAMALES! !VIVA LOS FIREWORX! !VIVA TIO MIO PEDRO!

    !ARRIBA-WEPA-WEPA, AYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAIIII!

    Lol…God Bless South of the Border & Uncle Pedro :)

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