Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Travelogue South Carolina – A Late Return


This is how I feel this morning… like at any moment I might drop off to sleep. Ironically, at the same time, I am still a bit wired from the travel.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Travelogue South Carolina – In Transit


If there is anyone who truly believes that the travel industry has been set-up to cater to our comfort, I would love to meet them. Whenever I travel, I remember a cartoon from that classic of childhood, MAD MAGAZINE.

Cyber Monday

"Holiday Shopping At Work Season" Begins

Travelogue South Carolina – Departure Day


The day started early. Well, not really early for me, but early for vacation!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy anniversary to Mary & Corey
Happy anniversary to Dad & Flo

Travelogue South Carolina – Fun And Games


There is something instructive about watching a child play a game. My cousins had some friends come over to spend the day and so we had the opportunity to do something together.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Travelogue South Carolina – Visiting Family


There must have been some kind of a game this weekend. Every car I passed had either a cartoon representation of a paw print of some sort on it or a tiger tail hanging out of it. The one stop I made (for gas and a stretch) there were people in the gas station that had the paw print painted on their faces. I suppose if I cared anything for sports I might know more about it but…

Travelogue South Carolina – BEACH TIME!

What trip to the beach would be complete without a trip to the beach! We all had a polar bear morning today and headed out for a swim.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday

"Holiday Shopping Season" begins

Travelogue South Carolina – Time To Walk


One of the things I love about this place is that there is no schedule. Everybody is pretty free to do whatever – whenever. This morning, I slipped off to have a walk along the beach. (I have to do something to work off at least some of the calories from last night's meal!)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving

Travelogue South Carolina – Time to Work


For those of us who live in a condo complex (or apartment for that matter) a vacation might include doing work around the house. There is not a lot of yard work for us. No pruning, clearing brush, no yard maintenance. That is all done for us.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Travelogue South Carolina – Lowlands Barbecue


There are always lots of wonderful things to do at the beach. Good friends, food, and drink. One of my favorites has always been the Carolina Lowlands Barbecue! The lovely pork marinated in a combination of vinegar, pepper, and savory spices! Ohhhhh!
Fibonacci Day

Travelogue South Carolina – Southern Snow


I left the cold of Colorado for a white thanksgiving in South Carolina.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Travelogue South Carolina - Arrival


I am SO glad that I didn't decide to drive on to the beach this evening – er, morning! It is just after midnight and I am waiting for my bags. It is, at least, clear and cold here. There is some delay with the bags. I've already had a chance to get the car, walk my carryon bags down to it and leave them in the trunk, have a bit of a stretch.

Travelogue South Carolina – In Transit


The flight here was completely uneventful – that's always a good thing!

Denver, Colorado Founded (November 22, 1858)

Sunset over the Denver City & County Building

Travelogue South Carolina – Departure


To quote the old song:

"All my bags are packed
I'm ready to go…"

A Lovely Morning Walk


I couldn't ask for a nicer morning to set-out!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Travelogue South Carolina – Preparations

Saga knows that something is going on. I'm always active on weekends; I go out for my weigh-in first thing, do my grocery shopping, laundry, and either walk the treadmill in my office or head out to the park for a long hike. So it is not that she's not used to the activity, but she is smart… she saw my baggage come out and the laundry get packed instead of going upstairs to the bedroom as it came out of the machines. Yes, Saga knows that something is up.
Happy birthday to my friend Col
Happy birthday to my cousin Christopher

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The First Blizzard Of The Season

It rolled in exactly as predicted; the snow stared falling around nine last night after a light drizzle which began at around sundown.
Happy birthday to my uncle Richard
Happy birthday to my cousin Michael

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Who Says Halloween Is Just For Kids!?

My friends once again threw an excellent party. As is their wont, they went completely overboard with their costumes, decorations, and party prep! But then, where a good time is involved, can one really go overboard? 've said it before, I will say it again: People from New Orleans throw the best parties. I have no idea how I got so lucky to have such cool friends!
Happy birthday to my friend Terry
Happy birthday to my friend Heather