Everyone loves Guns and Roses
I Will Cut You
Born to Rock
is that edible?
On Second thought…..
That’s right baby…..I still got it.
Rice Cereal? I don’t need no stinkin’ rice cereal!
OH! Cold Wipes! Cold Wipes!
I can’t believe this place
Tonight you die in your sleep!
yeah…. I just farted
Tell me she did NOT just say that!!
It’s the first time we’ve had the opportunity to get out of town for a weekend for a long time, and as we were looking forward to meeting up with our friends again anyway, it was good to get away.
No, we didn’t fly anywhere. It was only 100 miles, well that’s what the GPS said, but the odometer was around 93 when we turned up the drive.
Well it’s not really a drive, it’s across the field. It was dark so I was very careful in case there where any landmines. Not real landmines but enormous great holes to bottom out on. There weren’t though.
I almost always forget something, and this time was no exception. I got out the camera, and I’d forgotten to put the SD card in the darn thing. (when I got back home, I found I’d left it on the living room table). So all the photos that I took, were with my Blackberry, which is ok in good light – for a cellphone at least.
It was quite dark, so we just enjoyed a snack, and a few beers, and turned in for the night.
The next day we took a short walk down to the Pee Dee River, which is about a mile away. It was a most pleasant afternoon, and it was good to be able to walk around in the countryside. Much as I enjoy living in Charleston, I always prefer the country to the city.
We got back home, and grilled out in the evening. Pork chops and a hearty salad went down a real treat after that walk.
Sunday, we went into Pamplico for brunch, and had some excellent ham and friend chicken, accompanied by cabbage, and beans. It was an ‘eat all you can’ buffet, so I did.
Slight panic on the way home. We were low on gas, and we seemed to drive for miles and miles before we found a gas station that was open, and in the process we took a wrong turning, but it didn’t really take us too far out of our way. Only downside was that it made us too late to get to the Amazon Grill in Goose Creek for the Lowcountry Bloggers meetup, before everyone else went home!
All in all, it was, of course, good to spend time with good friends, and it was good to take some real chill out time and relax. I actually didn’t sit at a computer all day on Saturday, which is a first for me for a long time!
I’m so not an early morning person. I do what I have to do, but mornings are not my favorite time of day. However, I knew this would possibly be a good photo opportunity, so I said yes to the meetup, and set my alarm for 6am.
By the time I woke up, got washed dressed and made some breakfast and coffee it was 6.35.
We stayed about an hour and a half and took a number of photos, a couple of which I have posted in here. To see the best of the rest, you can see them in my flickr albums; the link is at the top of the page.
It was foggy out across the Cooper River this morning. The Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge was not at all visible when we got there, but after a while it started to clear, and by the time we left you could see across the river to Mount Pleasant, USS Yorktown, and the Marina.
The fog made for a number of interesting shots, not least the boat one at the top of this post, which was sitting just out in the river from the end of the Waterfront Park pier.
It really was an enjoyable photo session, and I worked up quite an appetite for breakfast afterwards!
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