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... really nice beers to sample. Nadia found a delicious apple pie liquor, some peach moonshine that could have launched the space shuttle and even a very nice grapefruit beer which she enjoyed. We both also enjoyed a very nice cider.
While the band was finishing up we decided to head home before the mass exodus and there was a surprising lack of stumbling! Like I said it was a nice evening, despite the BBQ aspect being a little bit ...
We drove from Columbia toward Cary today, spending most of the day in the car.
The highlight of the day was a visit to the Carolina Tiger Rescue. This is an amazing organisation which rescues and cares for Tigers and other carnivores which have been either seized or surrendered from private owners. It is legal in some US states, including North and South Carolina, to buy and keep all sorts of wild animals as pets! There are more tigers held ...
Everyone on contiki had a rather heavy night the night before so the long bus journey we had today was going to be interesting. I woke up hating life with a spinning head and feeling rather delicate. Had some brekky & felt better but still could have done with staying in bed. Then it was on the way to Charleston. We got there and picked up Lynda our tour guide. She got on our bus and we drove round Charleston & it's the prettiest place so far in America ...
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On to Montgomery, AL and then Tues. June 2nd we were in Aiken, SC where we visited our dear "old" friends Bob & Bonnie Nowak. Always so nice to spend time with them - sharing news of families & friends. Weather was a little threatening, so decided to forgo a day of golf, and we headed for home a day early!
Arrived home, safe ...
... When i arrived, my new host Michelle picked me up and took me to her place. She's a college sorority girl who just wanted to party, so that's exactly what we did. She made us pizza and we did shots before going to town.
She took me to a plaza downtown where there was a bluegrass/folk music festival where we had a beer and danced around like southerners. Or at least I danced how i thought dancing to that sort ...