As things would have it, our family left Ohio about five years ago. It was very hard to leave, and I know it was hard on the kids, but I am so grateful the boys have managed to keep their friendship.
|They've changed a lot since they were babies!|
The drive from Jacksonville to Hilton Head wasn't as long as I thought it would be. It turned out to be just under four hours drive time. That meant it was four hours of captive Mom/Son time! My oldest had just gotten back from a missions trip to Nashville, so I enjoyed hearing him tell about his experiences along the trip. We started listening to The Great Gatsby, as read by Tim Robbins. And we drove through a monstrous monsoon and made it out alive!
I greatly enjoyed visiting with my friend, Ann. I was very relieved to know that rather than having to turn right back around and drive four hours to get back home, I'd had the foresight to get a hotel room about 30 minutes away. I took myself off to The Hampton Inn in Bluffton, where I promptly locked myself in a quiet room and began to work on a new design and knit. I wish I could show it to you, but it has to remain a secret for the time being. I can say this much: it's a shawl and it has a watery theme. I'm still working on some basics, but I think I've essentially figured it out.
After a sleepless night (long story, but it was basically about my other son being stuck in flight delays in Atlanta due to weather), I hauled myself out of bed to begin the long drive home. But then I stopped and thought. Savannah, Georgia was just a short drive away! Now, I have always wanted to visit Savannah. A few years ago, my mom and my sister had made plans to visit this city for a girl vacation that never happened because of Mom's health. It didn't take much pondering before I decided to take a side trip to this beautiful city, in honor of Mom.
|On the back roads to Savannah|
|Live Oaks Abound!|
|Wild Fibre is up the stairs, in a lovely shopping district.|
|Weighing the cotton|
|The photo fails to capture the greenish tint.|