It was a lot of fun. We ate and talked and visited and laughed together. We stayed up very late. I was worn out by the time we left - I even had to take a stop for a nap on the way back!
|Driving through Mepkin Abbey, a former plantation|
We had a lovely visit to Mepkin Abbey, but did NOT get to plant Daddy there. More on that in another post.
|A Civil War era gown at the exhibit. It is festooned with sequins.|
Moe kayaked many times in the brackish lake behind my sister's home. We also observed the neighbors fireworks out back on the 4th. And it was HOT.
Seen and heard while there:
While I was driving near Columbia SC, Moe looked at a a sign and said, "Goo is love!?! What does that mean? Oh wait - that's a D."
My brother saw a sign for a clothes washing business. The sign read "Laundry Mat".
While driving back from Mepkin, Mom and my Charleston sister and I had a discussion about food quality of American vs. European grocers. (We were discussing Aldi.) Mom said, "Well, the quality of the food seem to be better, and if there is a problem, European vendors will commit suicide or hari-kari in shame, unlike Americans."
Finally, Moe and I saw these big cows in a chicken sandwich chain. The cows were hanging from the ceiling, and the girl cows looked, ahem, unusual with their tails between their legs. I went over and spoke discretely with a cashier, saying they may wish to move the tails of the cows. She said, "Why? I don't see any - Ooooo." And she got a manager right away.
More on what we saw soon. And thank you for the warm wishes everyone sent for our anniversary!