Tuesday, October 20, 2009

and I didn't even see a single civil war re-enactment

Our trip to the South--not the Deep South, if I'm correct, I think that's more Georgia territory--was educational and illustrative. Here are some of the things I learned:

1. They do not let their blind people sit around goldbricking.
2. A cannon was accurate up to three miles. Not all cannons, I'm sure, but certainly some of them. It said so on a piece of paper I read, so I'm pretty sure I know what I'm talking about.
3. Charleston is gorgeous, like Disneyland, only real! I think it's probably haunted, too.
4. It's so humid that ferns grow on the trees. And the squirrels will sit and eat nuts right in front of you.

Who could imagine such a crazy coincidence that three different girls would wear jeans and black jackets?

5. Camden shuts down during inclement weather.
6. Charleston has a fun market street where you can buy hilariously expensive palmetto baskets and a four hundred dollar turquoise bracelet, or anything else that tickles your fancy, like spice mixes that have swear words and double entendres in their names.
7. People really do call you things like "shug" and "honey-lamb." It's infectious--I found myself hugging people by the end of the trip! I don't like hugging people outside my family.

I didn't ever make it to a Piggly Wiggly, because I didn't want to hijack our van and make everyone come in and buy bruised produce with me. No alligators, either. So much marshland going completely to waste! But it's beautiful there, and if John will ever LISTEN to me and get a work-from-home position like some lucky people we know, I would seriously consider moving there. More in-depth commentary and pictures over on the other blog.