Monthly Archive for February, 2009

Myrtle Beach…

We are in Myrtle Beach for a short little vacation with our buddy Milt. Here, Jan and Milt, “caught” a tuna in Murrells Inlet, SC

While we are here we plan to see a couple of shows. Tonight we went to Carolina Opera Theater and saw “Good Vibrations” (music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s)

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A Wasted Day? Not Hardly….

I had a few options of how to spend my day today:

1. Go for a ride with Jan- No matter which direction we head, it’s sure to be a gorgeous ride.
2. Walk down to the lake and go fishing- It’s always a quiet and relaxing way to spend the day.
3. Cuddle up on the couch, ignore the beautiful temperatures outside, pick up a book, and read.

I chose option 3!

daily coyoteNormally on a day like today- around 70 degrees, I would have wanted to be outside in one fashion or another, but the other day I picked up a book at the library that I couldn’t wait to read. I’m sure you have seen the link to “The Daily Coyote” (by writer/photographer Shreve Stockton) on my “Blogs I Follow” widget. I’ve been following her Blog for over a year now. And if you haven’t seen it, you ought to take a look. In her photo blog, she chronicles the first year with Charlie, a coyote that she has raised since he was a little pup that was orphaned in Wyoming. Anyway, back to the book- I read a few pages last night before I went to bed, and then this morning when I picked it up again, I couldn’t put it down. I sat here this afternoon completely engrossed in Shreve’s tale of raising this rambunctious little guy. I’m not one to sit here and write a “review” on a book (or anything else for that matter) but, I have to say this is one of the best non-fiction books I have read in a long time.

Hagood Mill…

02082009 010 Today while we were out for a ride, we came across Hagood Mill, which is located a few mile out of Pickens, SC. The original grist mill was built approx 1825 and was rebuilt (as it’s seen today) in 1845. It continued to operate until 1966. It has since been turned into a museum. Hagood is one of the oldest known surviving gristmills still producing grain products (flour, cornmeal and grits) in South Carolina. It’s powered by diverted water from Hagood Creek, which turns a wheel that is 20 feet in diameter, 4 feet wide and produces 22 horsepower.02082009 015

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02082009 025There was also a still on site as well- they had it so “protected”, the only
way I could take a photo of it was to shoot through the slats of the log cabin.

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A few other sights at the Museum…

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Warm day…

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Perfect for a ride through the country…

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