Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Cooler Southern Day

On what was to be our last day in South Carolina we awoke to cooler temps and a gorgeous day. We decided to thoroughly enjoy the beautiful weather that had been bestowed on us like a gift and headed out. The girls, my sister-in-law and two of her daughters headed to Aiken to enjoy the historic down town and peruse some of the quaint shops. It was fun to window show although I heard myself saying over and over, "Don't touch anything!" I was pretty sure I would have had to take out a loan to pay for anything that could have been broken in some of the stores. In one antique store I over heard two women talking about a basket. One woman said, "I have one that belonged to my great-great grand-daddy. He used to take it down to the river to take things to the soldiers during the war." (She was referring to the Civil War. WOW!)

The girls did super although shopping wasn't nearly as exciting as playing in the pool or at the playground. Here is a picture of them standing beside a seasoned Southern belle.
Walking Around Town

Walking Around Town

We returned home, picked up the rest of the family and headed to Georgia to take in the River Walk along the Savannah River. We even had a picnic at the river and the girls finally got some playground time in. The walk was beautiful!
River Walk

As we we continued walking we discovered a HUGE fountain that looked like a geyser in the middle of an old brick road. The girls shivered with excitement as we told them, "GO! Get wet!" This may be my favorite memory from the trip. There were shrieks of glee and giggles and endless smiles. They ran straight into the water fearless, squealing as it pelted them.
River Walk

River Walk

River Walk

River WalkRiver Walk

River Walk

OH, the fun they had and the fun we had watching them!
River Walk

No comments: