Saturday, January 30, 2010

Collateral Damage

We woke this morning to find that a large pine tree in the woods behind our house had fallen and had taken out part of a cherry tree and the clothes line.

Friday, January 29, 2010


It started snowing around 2:00 this afternoon and these were taken after it had snowed for about 1 1/2 hours. So pretty!!

Here are some additional pictures that were taken around 5:00p.m....1 1/2 hour later.

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

God's Promise

This afternoon we got to see God's Promise from end to end.

Monday, January 18, 2010

10 years ago

Please go to Kelly's blog to read about our miracle child. It's the Farm Fresh one.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Heading Home

This morning we packed, ate breakfast and loaded the car. Mike and I were listening to a Tony Hillerman novel on CD, and after traveling for a couple of hours, we were tired so we stopped for a 15 minute nap at a park right off the interstate. We were able to see these, and many more, Canada Geese.

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

The Last Day

D got up and out early this morning as he was in seach of certain duck, but he was unsuccessful in his attempt.

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 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

Wed., Jan 6, 2010

This morning we had cereal, toast and English muffins for breakfast. We finished the Christmas puzzle that B brought...

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.

It was a beautiful day...clear blue sky with gorgeous sunshine, but still very cold!

We came back and had left-overs for lunch and then we watched Beneath the Planet of the Apes on the television.
Then it was time for supper at Captain Woody's.

Our selections included fried shrimp, fried oysters, and sea scallops.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010

This was a relatively quiet day. It started with a breakfast of pancakes, bacon and eggs and then B and I went to Talbots, Coldwater Creek, and Belk's looking for some wool pants. But our search went in vain. Mike and D went on a birding adventure off the island.
We watched Guess Who Came to Dinner before we walked over to Crazy Crab to eat.

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

Monday, Jan. 4, 2010

This morning we went to Beaufort. After a stop at the Visitor's Center, we stopped by The Parish Church of St. Helena which was established in 1712. It is one of the oldest active congregations in North America. We had hoped for a tour but the docent wasn't there! We enjoyed looking at the cemetery on the grounds.

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).
We drove on Lady's Island, then St. Helena Island and couldn't get on Fripp Island; you have to live there to get on! We stopped at the ruins of Ft. Fremont. It was constructed in 1899 to defend the waters of the area. It had guns that could be elevated to fire and lowered for protection.

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

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010

This morning we went to FBC, Hilton Head and enjoyed a great message from the associate pastor from Pslams 126.

We visited with a friend from Cleveland who has moved to the island. Then we went to eat breakfast. Everyone had something different and the ladies shared!!

We came back to the condo, changed to walking clothes, and headed out into the cold temperature...36 degrees.

While we watched pro-football games, we read the paper, worked on the jigsaw puzzle, checked the computer, and the bird watcher headed out to see what he could get see.

We ate a variety of left-overs while we watched the Lady Vols on TV.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Cold Day

This morning it was 36 degrees with the wind blowing, so to say the least, it was an inside day! We had breakfast of pancakes, sausage, and scrambled eggs...delicious. We watched a couple of Western movies this morning, worked on a jigsaw puzzle and checked the computers.

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

Holiday Basketball Tournament

The high school basketball team participated in a holiday tournament where they won 2 and lost 2.

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.

On Friday we drove to Hilton Head Island and along the way, we went over the Appalachian Mountains where we saw snow and these frozen trees.
We were able to take this blurry picture of the lighthouse before we went to the condo and watched the last 2 football games of the day. B and D have joined us for a week of R&R.