Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Let's go a little further


I left the group for a little break and to visit my children and friends.  

One problem I have is that my crafts have taken over the RV.  I did not want to get rid of my bike and put a storage container on the rear of the RV, so I decided to go up...and get a roof pod for the car.  Now my yarn and fiber have a home.

My son made me a present that comes apart so I can store it while traveling.  It really came in handy one night when we were getting ready to eat and found that there was no light in the shelter.

I joined back up to the group and we went to Assateague Island National Seashore campground in Berlin, MD.  I knew that the wild horses roamed  but did not expect to wake up to find them outside my window.  These horses are descendants of domestic animals that have reverted to a wild state.  
My daughter and son-in-law came and spent the weekend with me.

Are next stop was Hampton, VA.  The group went to the Commodore Theatre in Portsmouth, VA.  This is a restored 1945 Art Deco style motion picture theatre that presents first run films with a fine dining restaurant within the main auditorium.
From Right to left- Paul, Judy,  Jean and me

For Halloween , Paul made dinner in his RV and invited me and Jean.  I volunteered to decorate the table.


While we were in Winterville , NC, or friend and fellow traveler, Carolyn,  arranged with her son for us to go to the QAR laboratory (Queen Anne's Revenge-Blackbeards ship).  Her son works at the lab where they conserve, document and investigate the artifacts recovered from the shipwreck identified as Blackbeards flagship.    

We were taken through the warehouse which contained one of the largest collections of cannon excavated from a single wreck.  We also got to see pieces of the pirate ship including a 12 foot anchor and parts of the hull.


After our tour, we went to the Mellow Mushroom for lunch.

Far right side of the table is Carolyn and her son

Our next stop was Wilmington, NC.  We took a trolley ride to look at the beautiful architecture.
The cute guy in the green was the trolley driver.

Off to Myrtle Beach, SC.  Had to eat at this restaurant.
The food was quite good
From Right to left -Bagpipe  Bob, Joyce, Mary Jane, Tom, me, Jean, and Al

I just loved these planters outside a restaurant.

There a Christmas craft show in the area, Mary Jane went with me.

I did a little crafting.  I needed a footstool and the one I wanted was from MacKenzie-Child's and cost over $1000.  Paul cut the base for me, this is what I came up with.

In Charleston, SC., I wanted to go to an authentic Low Country Boil or Frogmore Stew as it in called by the locals. That turned out to be impossible, but I did find a restaurant that served it in buckets,  The Charleston Crab House on Wappoo Creek Drive.  They were  even willing to serve it the way it is done at picnics or home which is The Frogmore Stew  is drained from its cooking liquid, spread out on a newspaper covered picnic table and eaten with your hands.

Next stop was Savannah, Ga.  We toured the city by trolley and took the free walking 
From left to right-Paul, Jean,Me, Tom, Mary Jane, Kim (MaryJane's daughter), Kim's boyfriend, and Al.

We had breakfast at Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House

Jean and I ordered Thanksgiving dinner, everyone pitched in to pay for it and brought a dish.  

Next stop was Florida for the winter.

I discovered these great apps, I love manipulating photos.  This is what you can do with the app Pip Camera
My daughter

Not sure what app this was made from.

Well, I will let you rest from reading and will start on my time in Florida another day.

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