August 2013

We just loved the National Forest before but this time the bugs were just horrid.  Even sitting in our screen room they were biting.  One of the reasons is cut backs in federal employees and they don’t have time to cut the grass as often as it should be cut.  Oh well cut backs everywhere.

One day we went to the Sewee Visitor and Education Center located in Awendaw.  We got to see the red wolf viewing area and watch the keeper feed the wolves.  They are beautiful animals and seem very shy when it comes to humans.  We enjoyed watching the keeper and then he gave an interesting talk about the wolves.  A must see for anyone in the area.

One night we went to see “Sawyer Brown” and “Little Texas” at Boone Hall Plantation.  Very entertaining night at a beautiful location.  Boone Hall Plantation is over 330 years old and they still grow crows here.  They are very active in promoting activites within the town. 

Part of the month was spent boating, beach, spending time with our granddaughters, and visiting. 

The biggest part of the month was doctor appointments.  Tim had surgery on his nose for skin cancer plus eye doctor and retina specialist appointments. 

One day we visited the Hampton Plantation State Historic Site in McClellenville, South Carolina.  This is a Georgian style mansion which was neat to explore.  It is empty of furniture to  let you see how it was built starting in 1740.  The house sits on land that was rice producing.  We didn’t do much else here that day because of rain but I think we will return some day and enjoy the views and hikes.

On the 24th our youngest grandson turned 2.  Where does time go that before you know it they are no longer babies  Happy Birthday Elijah – looking 4ward to seeing you next month.

On the 25th we went out to dinner with friends and enjoyed our meal and the company.  After dinner we sat outside on the deck just talking and enjoying the view of the water.

Tim and I went downtown Charleston one day and walked around for quite a while.  We stopped and had drinks, sat near the water and watched the boats, admired the beautiful homes and then topped it off with a wonderful dinner at 82 Queen.  We loved this restaurant and we were not  disappointed.

One day we took the boat out and went up the Ashley River as far as you could.  We enjoyed looking at the beautiful homes and plantations along our route.  This is where a lot of the old plantation homes still stand.

We had a new cover installed on our truck this month which will keep everything in the bed dry plus safe.  You can lock it and it also stops in different positions so can be used while towing also.  Think we are going to like this added bonus to our beautiful truck.  Never thought I would say that – I always liked cars lol.

The end of the month saw us checking into Surf Watch which is a Marriott Timeshare for two weeks.  Our son-in-law and granddaughters came down to spend the weekend and the girls stayed with us. 

The last day of the month we spent at the beach enjoying the sunshine.  By dinnertime Tim was in so much pain that I brought him to the emergency room.  They prescribed pills and did some tests.  Hopefully he will feel better.  Stayed tuned