Food, Friends and Moonfart
Trip Start Aug 21, 2010
19Trip End Sep 06, 2010
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Where I stayed
Jackie & Pat's House
Doug and I have decided to share Blog responsibilities...we will take turns. Tonight it is my turn (I am Lizzie...)
Doug has been rather cranky without working out the past few days, so he says. I think he is great, but to fill his love tank we made a plan to get up at 7 and run a few miles. So when is rooster alarm clock began crowing at 7, we rose with the cocks. Sounds dirty, but move on.
We decided I would run 2ish miles with Doug at my pace and then I would go back to the hotel and pack/shower (because I am pretty sure I take about 4x longer to get ready..It is not that I take forever to get ready, it is just that he is so stinking fast). We ran downhill through the city and down to a park on the river
After packing up the car and checking out of the hotel, we walked uphill 3 blocks to the South Carolina State Capitol. It really is a fantastic place to visit. We learned that it was awarded #2 most beautiful state house in the nation. Guess who beat it out? Harrisburg, Pa. which we happen to be going to in a few days. Doug said he remembers this capitol when he visited as a 2nd or 3rd grader, but not remembering how fantastic it is. We now have to check out the state capitol in PA.
After our historical tour, we headed back to the car and left Columbia, SC
We arrived around 4 pm in Wilmington, NC to see Jackie, finally meet THE Pat and chill wi;0th Moonfart (the coolest cat in NC). Janessa arrived and we all headed to dinner at a sweet seafood place on the water. Dinner was great, but the company was better. Good people and great friends are hard to find. These kids definitely are both. We did miss Matt though as he is in training in Arizona right now. Hugs to Matt!
One interesting topic that came up at dinner was that Jackie and Janessa were both shocked that our road trip is not planned in my typical style. This trip did not get the spreadsheet attention that other trips have received. Doug and I have been discussing this very topic. Doug has mentioned that he was happily surprised that I did not need a game plan for each hour. He says he is rubbing off on me...making me more mellow. I agree that this trip is not extremely planned out and I am very laid back on this trip, but I am not sure Doug gets all the credit. :)
After dinner we enjoyed a fantastic, amazing book called Cake Wrecks
Now we are finally winding down. Jackie has to be up early for the radio show, Doug and Pat are having quality man time over some video game where you shoot people, and I am doing the blog. :) Life is awesome. (To see a photo of Moonfart - see picture of DB and Pat playing video games)
It is so great to catch up with old friends. I really enjoyed hanging out with them. We did discuss Courtney, Kenny and her upcoming Bean, the Gay Hanby, Matthew (Janessa's hubby), Jenni's wedding, my entire family (yeah you mom, dad, ash and al), David and Jeff Hanby, Sabrina Sambola and Dave Ramsey. What a great day.
Hugs to you all.
LP (and DB)