Week 21. South Carolina!
This week was just the right amount of relaxation and fun time.
We made an overnight stop in Savannah Georgia on our way to South Carolina last Sunday. We didn't cover much ground, but what we did see was worth it!
If you can read the tiny print, there is a photo of the plaque that states where the first herbal pharmacy in America was built - Amazing piece of history!
We splurged on a treat and ate lunch at The Pirates House a few blocks from the waterfront. It's been open since 1753 and once served members of ships that would come into town. We chose the buffet of southern food items. I really must learn how to make the flat green beans with pepper. I can't get enough of them!
Our main purpose to visiting South Carolina was to see our old friends, Liz and Patrick Whitehouse. They have 4 kids (ages 15-4), 4 dogs and 4 cats. You'd might be surprised to know the house is always clean and smells good. Liz is one organized and determined woman! It's always great to know when animals have good homes.
We had an amazing week. Sushi and pedicures for the mama's, a shopping trip for new clothes for my girls and a date night with the 4 adults at the golf club. - all gifts given to us from the Whitehouse's. A true blessing and delight. We are so humbled and thankful for how God uses others to meet our needs and bless us.
On Tuesday we ventured out to Fort Moultrie. I think the most fascinating thing about the history of this place is how it was active in every war from the Revolution to World War II, AND it's relatively small compared to the battles fought. This is mostly because of the types and amounts of cannons they had as well as building Fort Sumter on an Island and another fort on the opposite side of the island so that they could surround the enemy - Brilliant plan and fascinating part of history.
On Saturday Josh and I left the kids at the house with their friends and headed into Charleston. It was a VERY cold day but we endured and were able to capture a few memories. ;)
My favorite spot was the oldest cemetery in South Carolina. All the graveyards downtown are on various church grounds, which means the churches are very old as well. I love this idea of history being placed promentley in view, showing respect to many who came before us.
There is also a plaque that tells us of a man (Josiah Flagg) who was the first native born American to make dentistry his life's work - AND the first to carry American dental work to a foreign land!
I was very blessed this week. Blessed to reconnect with a friend I didn't know when, of if, I would ever see again. And blessed because she chose to spoil me this week with lots of love and generosity. I'm thankful to God for the many gifts and blessings He gives us on this trip. Friendships, experiences and needs met.
Till next week,
Check out my hubby's blog to see our itinerary and view his writings and info about our trip around the country. http://www.radicallynormal.com/
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