Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Payne won Grand Champion with one of his pigs today at the San Patricio County Show. Pictures to follow when we get them.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
The temperature when we left Hilton Head Island was 39 degrees and continue to drop as we headed home.
We stopped at Pappasito's for a late lunch...delicious.
When we got to Cleveland, it was 23 degrees and has dropped to 16 as I right this! BRRRR
Thursday, January 7, 2010
After breakfast, the rest of went to the outlet malls where we mainly looked. We came back and had lunch and then B and I walked over to Harbour Town to see the cute shops there. Then she went for a walk while Mike and I were just lazy!
We worked on the puzzle before D came back and we went to Old Oyster Factory for supper. I didn't take the camera...so no pictures!
It was another beautiful day here on HHI.
Thanks for coming along with us...we head back to TN in the morning where schools are closed due to snow.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
and then went to the lobby to get another one...we may or may not get this one finished before we leave!
We went to the Sea Pines Preserve for an hour and a half walk through the old rice bogs, swamps, and Indian ruins. We saw 15 different species of birds including bald eagles, ruby-crowned kinglets, and red-tail hawks.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Between us, we had sea scallops, fried shrimp, blackened Mahi-Mahi, and fish and chips. The food was good but the hushpuppies were delicious!
Monday, January 4, 2010
We had lunch at Panini's; B and I had the artichoke and mozzarella panini, Mike had a cheese steak, and D had a Mediterranean pizza ( the picture turned out fuzzy).
These are the ruins of the Chapel of Ease. The thick tabby walls were interesting to see. It was built around 1740 and burned by a forest fire 1886 and never rebuilt.
On the way back, we stopped at a tomato farm and were impressed with the acres of staked grape tomatoes.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
We came back to the condo, changed to walking clothes, and headed out into the cold temperature...36 degrees.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
By early afternoon we were ready to go for a walk, so we bundled up and headed out. It was really a gorgeous day in spite of the cold temperatures.
We came back and snacked as we watched the football games.
For supper, we had Taco soup and a spinach salad.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Their wins were against Oak Ridge and a team from Arkansas while their losses were to Maryville and a team from Virginia.
Since we were in the hometown of President Andrew Johnson, we thought we would take advantage of some history! He was born in North Carolina, trained as a tailor, and moved to Greeneville to practice his trade. He quickly got involved in politics and was elected to local office, state office, and national office before he became Vice-President . It was not surprising that Lincoln selected him to be his vice president since he was the only senator from a Confederate State that did not resign when the Civil War broke out. Upon Lincoln's assassination, he assumed the presidency and led the reconstruction effort for the rest of his term in office. He conducted reconstruction in a non vindictive manner while the Congress wanted to punish the South. He vetoed a number of bills that Congress had passed which lead to them impeaching him. He was not convicted by a margin of one vote. After office, he returned to Tennessee and was re-elected to the US Senate.
Here are R and T sporting some clothes that Andrew Johnson could have made when he was practicing his trade as a tailor.