What a fun trip we had on Friday! We took the big van, loaded with furnishings for a new apartment we're opening up on James Island - near Charleston. Sister Fenton, housing coordinator, drove. Her husband made her drive it around a bit before we left, so she could get a feel for driving something that big. :o) Sister Barlow, Sister Mihlberger and I were passengers. We had a wonderful, two-hour visit on the way down and back. We stopped at the Sisters' old apartment and loaded up some of their belongings. Then we went to lunch. :o)
|This surfboard has been in the apartment since 1993! |
I think every missionary who ever lived there has signed it. :o)
When we got to the Charleston Crab House, we asked a guy to take our pictures in front of the sign. Sister Mihlberger said, "Make sure you get the sign in the picture - that's more important than getting us in there!" Well, he totally MISSED the sign - so Sister Barlow combined the two pics and here we are - in front of the up-side-down sign. We asked our server about it, and she told us that a couple of years ago, the show "Flip That House" did a restaurant flip at their place, and somehow, the sign was flipped too - and they decided to leave it that way. :o)
|This was the view out of the window by our table. I had fish tacos, which were delightful! |
We also had some fried green tomatoes and hush puppies and grilled summer vegetables. All delicious!
|I got a shot of the inside of the Crab House as Ssiter Mihlberger was leaving.|
After we ate, we met the Sisters at their new apartment.and helped them haul their things upstairs. The new apartment will be nice - when it's finished! The landlord (a member) still had to put another coat of paint on the woodwork and cupboards, and the toilet had malfunctioned, so he had called a plumber to come and fix that. When everything's done - it will be very comfortable.
|The road down to the new apartment was lined with trees - nice little neighborhood!|
|Here's a shot of some Spanish moss that hangs in the trees all over the area.|
|Here's a picture of the harbor, taken out the van window.|
|A row of painted houses, also on the waterfront, going north (I think).|
|A cobblestone rode in the waterfront area of Charleston|