Friday, October 30, 2009

A Nice Way to Spend a Rainy Day

On Tuesday, we rented a car and drove in the rain to Columbia, where we enjoyed a nice, relaxing lunch with Pete's parents. Mother's appetite is strong, even if it does take her a long time to finish a meal. She seemed very happy to hear that Julie and Rob would introduce her to Brody (now 7 months old) next week, after our long weekend with them in Edisto, SC. Dad's reading Frank McCourt's Teacher Man and entertained us with his LIMITED Irish background.
Then we drove back to Charleston in heavy rain to visit Jim and Susan Brinkley, who built a fabulous home off the Wando River a year ago. Pete and Jim were good friends in high school in Columbia, went to Clemson (where they roomed together for a while), and then dropped out of USC Law School (again together) after 6 weeks. No torts for them!

But they certainly reminisced a lot. Susan and I hadn't heard some of these tales! We hadn't seen the Brinkleys for 6 years--after a Clemson game. After lots of laughs and a great dinner at Shem Creek Grille in Mount Pleasant, they drove us back to Charleston City Marina. It's also called Megadocks--for a good reason. It's about a quarter mile hike from the entrance to our dock. Not a bad marina (although I can hear those blasted krill on our hull again), but a long way from downtown Charleston. They do have a courtesy van if you need transportation. There are MANY great restaurants in town. I wish more of them served krill.

I was at the wheel all the following day (down the Stono and Wadmalaw Rivers) since Pete was "enjoying" a 4-hour TRCC board meeting by speaker phone.

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