Wednesday, September 8, 2010

No. 43 of 50 Let's hear it for South Carolina

*For "new to my blog" people...on May 17, 2010, I visited Wisconsin.  I can now say that I have been in or through all 50 United States. I am committed to make an Artist Trading Card "ATC" for each of the 50 States. Hence, 50 States in 50 years...50 in 50.


Well, I haven't forgotten.  I am obsessed...I will get to No. 50.  Can you guess which one that will be?


We visited South Carolina the first time when Chuck competed a World Amateur Handicap Championship Golf Tournament in Myrtle Beach.  






The memorable part of the trip was our first time ever to eat at an Outback Steakhouse.  First of all, we had to have a "Bloomin Onion".  Of course, we both had an entree.  Then, to make matters worse/better? we had the Chocolate Thunder From Down Under.  We left and went directly to our hotel, did not pass "Go", collapsed and groaned for the rest of the night.  It was an "aha" moment.  We found it was time to quit stuffing our face to the point of misery.  Now we, normally, split an appetizer, an entrée, and each have a salad....and there is not dessert, (sad, but true).  


The next time we went to Charleston via Jacksonville, Florida.(No. 47)  Chuck went to a First Tee National Meeting and we turned the trip into the "Southeast Tour".  We visited my Aunt Mary Lou in Decatur, Georgia and Athens before landing in Jacksonville.  After the meeting we headed for Charleston and a great three days.  


We actually saw Carolyn and Harry Gaffney our long time friends.  






They were at our "family" wedding ceremony and now live in Dallas, Texas.  
We love South Carolina!


Chuck, me, Leigh, Robert
After Charleston we headed home with one stop in Knoxville, Tennessee to stay overnight with my cousin, Leigh (Mary Lou's daughter) and her husband, Robert.  


We had the 50cent tour of the University of Tennessee and First Tee of Knoxville.   From there we headed back to Little Rock.  


Traveling is fun; but, there is no place like home...and your own bed....ahhhh!

11 comments:

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  5. Nice piece about your mother. We just lost my wife's mother last year about this time. She was 98. I happen to be of scottish descent myself. Mother a Stewart (Duncan, Black) and father a Savage. My mother was born in Arbroath and her father grew up in Inverness. We went to Scotland last year in June with the kids and had a great time. The country is unbelievably beautiful, the western side and islands most of all. If you haven't been yet, you really must. And the scottish breakfast holds you all day!

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  6. i love to travel just don't have the finances for it but love hearing other people tell their travel stories. thanks for letting me read.

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  7. One of the things I want to accomplish is to visit all 50 states as well. Ideally I would like to take a roadtrip through all continental US and then visit Alaska and Hawaii separately.

    And I see you said that you live in Texas? How do you like it there? I've always wanted to visit, I love the south. I've even been thinking about going to PA school in Dallas. Any thoughts?

    Sorry, I'm new to this! Lol

    Happy Blogging!

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