Friday, February 12, 2010

Snow in Charleston???

It must be following me from Minnesota, we actually have enough snow on the ground to make a snowman!!

After the the East Coast was buried earlier in the week it was the South's turn for the weekend. The snow followed me back on my return from Atlanta and shortly after I tucked my car into the garage the melting snow started to freeze and stick - made it back just in time.

The challenge is that everyone I know, myself included, got rid of our snow shovels when we moved here so it looks like we'll be waiting for a thaw before we can get the walks cleared.

I guess we'll need to move farther south or import some snow shovels - now about that global warming ...

Friday, February 5, 2010

More touristing in our own town

This past January we once again took advantage of the tourist in your own town passes that we enjoyed so much last year.

This year the weather wasn't as cooperative regarding some of the outdoor opportunities but we had a great time anyway. My children took me to the Yorktown again where we visited the Medal of Honor Museum and read many of the inspirational stories of personal sacrafice over our nation's history.

We also hit several resturaunts and one of our new favorites is The Buccaneer in downtown Charleston.

While I was toiling away Elizabeth and the kids visited a number of plantations, a great out of the classroom addition to our history program.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Another Milestone

This past week our middle child and only daughter took one more step on the path to adulthood. For years her primary income has been as a child and dog sitter and she has done quite well; but she decided it was time for bigger things and will be going to work at Publix grocery store in the next week.

As a father it has been wonderful to see her excitment at being accepted into this new role. For years we've been telling her how capable she is but for some reason she thinks that we're biased so its great to have our opinions confirmed by an outside source.