Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Back to the Big Apple

Well, I came back to a 65-degree-New York (I could literally watch the snow melt) and mouse poop. Yes, almost every drawer in my kitchen was decorated with unbecoming polka dots. I sneared at them then vacuumed them up, washed every dish and utensil (twice), and double-cleaned the drawers and cabinets with antibacterial spray. THEN the next day was 23 degrees. And the night after that it snowed again. How can the temp fall from 65 to 23 in 24 hours?

Chris wont be home until February 26th. Man, I am so glad he doesn't go to sea anymore.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bed & Breakfast




of Park Avenue Manor, my and Chris' uncle's spectacular Bed & Breakfast Inn in Savannah, Georgia. If you are ever vacationing in Savannah (which I highly recommend), stay with Glenn and Maurice.

When we weren't lounging in the parlor or eating at awesome restaurants with Glenn and Mo, Chris and I were hiking through Savannah's many green squares (where Chris did not join me in sniffing the young flowers), wondering through creative shops, and admiring varied architecture.

Savannah is all old bricks and moss, iron and cobble stones. My favorite spot in the city may be half way up a steep iron staircase from River Street where I can run my hand along an old brick wall, soft with green moss and fern sprouts, and where the path below is unevenly paved with the ballast stones from the bellies of merchant ships and the emerging park above drips with Spanish Moss afore 19th century Italianate buildings and palm trees.

I have written of Savannah before: http://heatherpaiges.blogspot.com/search?q=savannah

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Historic Charleston

Yesterday, I toured 18th and 19th century mansions in downtown Charleston. Then today, I toured Middleton Place, an 18th century rice plantation.

The gardens are extensive and the farm is still working. I followed two peacocks to the farm grounds where I saw oxen, goats, woolly sheep, guinea hens, ducks, chickens, Belgium horses and cows. The stables were beautiful and in the adjacent buildings were the workshops of a potter, a blacksmith, a cooper and a weaver. I loved it! And it made me even more glad I work at a historic village.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Boarding Officer School

I'm glad Chris enjoys BO school because it takes up a lot of his time.  He's at class from 6AM to 5PM everyday then he comes home to do homework assignments and study for exams.  I spend most of my time on my own writing, exploring and volunteering online with the Not For Sale Campaign:  www.notforsalecampaign.org/.  I'm very glad I came even if my husband is busier than he is when we are at home.