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Published: March 31st 2018
March 30, 2018
Weather: 60s sunny early morning then drizzly all day
States: South Carolina
City: Folly Beach
Miles: 0 miles
Hours Driving: 0
Hotel: Last Stop Morocco
Food: Pancakes, toast, coffee. Light food all day for Lent. Kids got a cheese pizza by the slice in the afternoon. Spaghtti marinara dinner with salad at the house.
Sites: Beach Combing and Tide Pool searching
Books: Folily Beach novel (Paul reading it. A book he found here. He is almost done.)
Bodies of water: 1 Atlantic Ocean
It has been a wonderfully lazy beach day. My eyes opened at 657 to a pink light coming in. I got up, made my coffee and sat out on the deck and watched the sun rise. Beautiful. It was warm this morning. I sat out there typing my blog and drinking coffee as the sky slowly turned to shades of pinks and blues. The orange pink fireball of the sun burst over the horizon as a parade of pelicans flew into the frame of my camera. Surfers waited for the perfect wave to ride in. We are in a decent surfing
area. They are often out her in the morning and late afternoon. My favorite place to be.
Around 10, everyone started rousing and eating breakfast. The kids went down to the beach to beachcomb. Paul found a novel on the coffee table called Folly Beach. He’s been reading it all day. Slowly the clouds rolled in and the light rain began. I am not sure what time it was, but before lunch, I took a couple hour nap to the sound of waves. Ahhhh.
Elizabeth and I combed the beaches at low tide again in search of creatures. We found shells, a couple of jellyfish varieties and some dead sand dollars. When we got back, we drove into Folly to get the kids a slice of pizza from the Pizza by the Slice shop. Hmmm. We got some groceries and had dinner at the house. Pasta and sauce and salad.
This evening, we are going to mosey on into Charleston to have a treat and hit the bookstore. We stopped at Barnes and Noble for Matthew to get some more books (that he could read while we were in the store.) We drove into Charleston around 8
PM. The streets were so dark. We couldn’ figure out what was going on and where the people were. There were people just walking to nothing it seemed. They say the city is haunted. Maybe they aren’t people at all come to think of it. We drove around a bit until we found an area very similar to Birmingham. We parked our car. Everything was closed. Stores. Restaurants. We kept walking until the stream of people got thicker and thicker and thought they must be going somewhere. They were. The City Market was open. It is an open air market with vendors and artists. We were looking for a snack. We walked through the market and we found a sweet lady who made plant based vegan cookies. She tempted me with a chocolate espresso. It was glutin free and dairy free. Let me tell you, delicious. The kids even thought so but....they’re MINE! I’m kidding (sort of). I can’t eat half the things they can so when I find something good, I hoard it like the squirrel in Over the Hedge. “I like the cookie.” They got a fresh squeeze Arnold Palmer and I got a fresh Indian coffee with
notes of peanut butter. We ended at Bubba Gumps so the kids could get a snack (not our first choice but not terrible). It was a nice night. Sunday, we will be back in Charleston for Easter Mass and brunch.
Though it was a rainy lazy day, it was kind of nice to veg out. Lay like broccoli. Nobody complained. Makes you feel like you are here a lot longer. It is supposed to be gorgeous the rest of the weekend.
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Love the beach house. Beautiful sunrise pics. If I were there, I'd stay for the rest of my life.