Saturday, January 17, 2009


We have sat through 6 basketball games in the past 24 hours. We started last night by watching the Cleveland High School girls and boys play at Cumberland County...they both won their games.

Then this morning we started at 10:00 when Rheagan played for Stuart Elementary and won. We were back there at 3:00 for another game that they also won. ( I had a couple of picutres to put on here, but they wouldn't upload...maybe tomorrow.)

We then went to Lee University to watch the women lose and the men win against Shorter College. That's enough basketball for awhile.

Friday, January 16, 2009

It's Still Cold

We woke up to a temperature this morning of 5 degrees. At noon, it was 22 degrees with a wind chill of 11. It won't get to 30 today.

Many of the schools in the area are closed today due to the cold weather(including ours)...I in cold areas go outside for recess in this dry, sunny days!

This afternoon we will be driving to Cumberland County for high school basketball games. Thank goodness there is no precipitation in the forecast.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


This morning it was 20 degrees and only warmed up to 28 by mid-afternoon. But it is sunny but windy...wind chill is around 20. I had bridge today so I was inside.

Tonight it's supposed to get down to 10 with a high tomorrow of 29.

Friday night it should get down to 14 and should start a slight warm up on Sat. It will get about freezing.

It's time to drip the outside faucets and open the cabinet door in the kitchen! An extra quilt from Mike's grandmother will go on the bed.

I know that this isn't cold for many of you, but for some of's COLD!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wed., Jan. 7, 2009

This is our last day at Hilton Head at it was a fairly lazy day for everyone. I went to walk and was gone about 45 minutes when the heavens opened up! I was soaked by the time I got back to the condo. Later Mike and David went for a walk and to look for golf balls. Becky then went out for a walk as well. We all had some sort of breakfast and then we were lazy until lit was time for a mid afternoon lunch. We went to Charlie's Crab for a delicious meal.

We came back and were planning on going for a bike ride but it was a little too windy and cool, so Becky and I wimped out and Mike and David went on their final ball hunt.

A total of 110 golf balls! We may never have to buy another golf ball.

This has been a wonderful time with family and friends as well as a time for rest and relaxation. We'll head home tomorrow and get back to "normal" activities.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009

This morning after eating breakfast, we headed to Charleston for a day of sightseeing. Our first stop was the visitor's center.

While there we learned about places to eat and we chose Virginia's on King which had wonderful Southern food. We then walked back to the visitor's center and took a 90 minute bus tour of the city.

We then drove to the Charles Pinckney historic site. He was a native of South Carolina and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The historic site is his home outside of Charleston.

Next we drove to Sullivan Island, the site most slaves landed in America. Interesting fact: of all the African natives delivered to be a slave, only about 5% came to the US. Also on this island is the armaments that protected the harbor of Charleston from the Civil War thru WWII. During the Civil War, it was Ft. Moultrie that protected the harbor, during WWI some additional batteries were added and then the additional batteries were updated for WWII. also on this island is the newest light house in America.

The day ended with a BBQ dinner before we drove back to Hilton Head.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Monday, Jan. 5, 2009

This morning Mike and I played Harbour Town Golf Links while David looked for birds and Becky had the morning to herself. The golf started off in the fog which burned off and it turned out to be a gorgeous 78 degree day. We had some great shots, some bad shots, but overall, we had a good time.

We then all rode to South Beach to eat at the Salty Dog, but when we got there we learned that they were closed until Feb. 1 for refurbishing. So we ate outside at The Wreck of the Salty Dog and had a great meal. After the ride back to the condo, we spent the rest of the afternoon reading, being on the computer, etc.

Supper in the condo consisted of soup and snacking. Then it was time for the Fiesta Bowl.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009

This morning we went to church at First Baptist Church Hilton Head where the pastor began a series on the 2nd coming of Christ. We then had lunch with a friend from Cleveland who now lives here. It was so good to see her again.

We came back, changed clothes and hit the bike paths!

It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon to be outside. As we were riding, we saw anhinga, tricolored heron, great blue heron, hooded merganser, along with several alligators.

We also walked on the beach, went to the Harbour Town Golf Links and went out on the 18th green.

We came back and had cereal or soup for supper.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009

This morning Mike and I played Heron Point golf course here in Sea Pines. It was a memorable round for me because I shot below 100 (99) for the first time ever! And to memorialize this event...we didn't even take a picture!

But I did take a picture of a Great Blue Heron as he was "fishing" in a pond on the course.

Tonight the Chaffins drove over to stay a few days with us, and we were joined at dinner by Linda and McKamy at a Mexican restaurant. We came back to the condo to watch Peyton and then hit the bed.

Friday, Jan. 2, 2009

We rode bicycles, ran errands, and then had supper with friends from Cleveland.

We then played Taboo, had dessert, watched the Sugar Bowl and played Russian Rummy. A good time was had by all.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


This has been a day of doing nothing...or at least very little. We have watched the Rose Bowl Parade, watched all of the football games that were on, addressed New Year's cards , ate a "take and bake" pizza, napped, worked on the jigsaw puzzle, etc. Now it's about time for bed.

Have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!