Sunset at the Wreck of the Richard and Charlene - photo by Gia
Back from our vacation in the South last night. Gia's sister and brother-in-law were fantastic hosts, naturally. And we had plenty of time to look around the area for the not-so-faraway future as we are thinking of re-locating. The low country region is right up our alley, lifestyle-wise. It'll just come down to when and how, I guess. More on that as it becomes available.
But here is a brief list of things I did on my vacation. Because it's all about me.
- Had grits with just about every meal I ate. I love me some grits. I don't know why they aren't as readily available here in the Northeast, but I'm lookin' to change that.
- I stayed sober...mostly. Past vacations have generally been spent in bars until the wee hours. But since we were exploring a great deal and eating a great deal something had to give. And that something was alcohol. Oh sure, I had a few beers while I was watching the Yankees games. But always in moderation. The bonus? No vacation hangovers!
- I read the "Shadow" series of books from Orson Scott Card. Well, I re-read two of them and read the other two for the first time. More on Orson Scott Card later this week.
- Took a bunch of pictures, and you can see a handful of them here on this Flickr set. But only if you are really bored, okay? And try not to make fun of the fat old guy in the hammock.
- I finished a 5-year business plan for one of my clients. Hey...it can't all be fun and games.
- Tried all kinds of funky food like fatback, Hoppin' John and boiled peanuts.
- I slept an awful lot. I'm talking 9-10 hours a night. I don't know about you, but that's a lot for me. I usually am at my best after around 6 hours of sleep. Any more than that and I'm actually more tired during the day. Weird.
- I got to spend just about every minute of every day with my best friend in the world. And what could be better than that?
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. I'm not kidding about grits. I mean to make it my mission in the next few months.