The weekend was amazing!

We drove to Charleston for the weekend. We have friends who have a house on the beach there (O…it’s good to know People!) and they’d invited us, knowing full well the stress Terry’s been under and assuming I’d been under some too…good, intuitive and perceptive people. Terry used to work for Bill (he was laid off due to poor market conditions, it was completely understandable and no hard feelings, and we’ve remained friends), and he (Bill) had some very sound advice for Terry and his difficult working conditions. Even if we’d been staying at the No-Tell Motel it would have been worth the trip. However, Bill’s house on the beach was posh and comfortable and a solid 20 yards from the sand and surf, WITH a deep porch and wet bar (well stocked) that came with Todd, who was most willing to keep the rum-and-lemonade glass full. So we could sit in the shade under a fan while watching the children (4 of them ranging from 15 to 11) hurl each other around in the (chilled!) pool or in the Atlantic.

Like I told Terry: “I don’t want to be People, but it sure is nice to know People.”


From the backyard to the beach

Being hurled in the pool


Sunday morning, Terry and I were up before everyone else, and enjoyed a cup of coffee on the back porch while watching the ships and the sun come up.

Sunrise over the Atlantic

After breakfast, Terry and I took Eli to Patriot’s Point, where the USS Yorkshire is docked and open for touring. It was pouring rain, which was FINE because the alternative would have been an oppressive August heat. So we got soaked, but it was Not Hot. Since none of us are made of sugar, we weren’t going to dissolve, tho the weather sure tried.

Anti aircraft gun

On the flightdeck, in the pouring rain


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6 Responses to The weekend was amazing!

  1. JerseyChick says:

    Hoorah! You both deserved a complete break. This sounds perfect, and I hope it recharged your batteries! (pun intended)

  2. Terry says:

    It’s the Yorktown, not Yorkshire….

  3. Yeah, was getting ready to say, Yorkshire is a terrier, Rootie! 😛

    I love Folly Beach, one of my favorite places in the world, also, Loose Lucy’s (hippie store) in midtown! (And the Cathedral of St John the Baptist is very impressive.)

    • rootietoot says:

      We drove through an intriguing part of town on our way to where we were going, full of interesting and creativey named shops. I’d like to go back when it’s cooler and investigate. There was a neighborhood called Byrnes Down, too. I thought that was unfortunate.

  4. Bella Rum says:

    Sounds like it was just what the doctor ordered.

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