Sunday, October 30, 2016
Haunted House in Virginia, on campus of Roanoke College.
Monterey House is a circa-1850 Greek Revival Mansion that the college uses as a guest house since purchasing it in 2002. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. One professor at the college teaches a class called Ghosts and Human Perception and takes his students on tours/ghost hunts at the house every year since 2006. Over the years, there have been noises, shadows, appearances of a figure, black spheres that float, music, and actual emotional shifts.
I have been drawn to this house since living here and I've driven up the long drive on several occasions. I knew nothing about the paranormal activity there until reading about it in the newspaper today. I find it very interesting, but I certainly don't plan to be a guest there anytime soon.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
We were going to fly out this morning, but the Roanoke weather did not cooperate ~ low cloud ceiling and rain. Weather looks good for tomorrow, so we will leave in the morning.
Casey took me to Summerville to a great little Italian restaurant that is in a little old house ~ The Red Pepper. I had lasagna and it was excellent. We drove around town and enjoyed the views. There are some beautiful massive old oaks there. Also saw some bulls! A great end to this visit here in the lowcountry. Thank you, Casey.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
After I visited several of my favorite shops today, I went to the Isle of Palms and walked the beach, enjoying the beauty of the sea and the gifts it has to offer. Being alone with that vast body of water in front of you gives a person reason to pause and contemplate. I took a minute to thank God for giving us the ocean, the shells, the birds, and everything else that the beach has to offer. I couldn't make a trip here without spending a little time at one of the amazing beaches that are in this area.
Monday, October 24, 2016
We stopped at the grocery store for a minute. They have HUGE pumpkins in their display for $99. each! Can you imagine paying $99. for a pumpkin? I should have put a regular size pumpkin next to this so you could see the size difference. Nice display, but I think they will still have these giant ones after Autumn has come and gone.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
This is the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge that we take out of Charleston to go back to Casey's. It is an eight-lane cable-stayed bridge over the Cooper River, connecting downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant. It has two diamond-shaped towers that allows clearance for modern ocean freighters to access the port of Charleston. The bridge is the third longest cable-stayed bridge in the Western Hemisphere. I love crossing over this bridge ~ the views are great!
We stopped to pick up dinner on the way home.
Casey, Amanda, and I had a wonderful breakfast buffet at STARS in downtown Charleston ~ walked quite a bit after and then my legs just couldn't walk anymore. We then went to Tommy Condon's where I had a wonderful Wild Berry Frozen Daiquiri! The three young men in the photo (Three Pegs Trio) were playing outside the restaurant and they were very good.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
I am getting in this plane tomorrow morning!! Casey is picking me up and taking me to Charleston for a visit. I'm a little nervous about being up there for 2 hours, but it sure beats 7-8 hours on the road.
Mr. Magic is once again staying home with Jake. I will miss them both, but I look forward to time spent with Casey and Amanda.
Monday, October 17, 2016
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Terry !!
This has been a busy year for you ~ selling the business and retiring! You now have time to relax and do some things that have been lingering in the back of your mind. I hope this birthday will be the beginning of something new that will bring you happiness for many years to come. xoxo