Last Christmas, DC had given me a kid’s wooden school bus with 2 little people on it. It also contained a paper scroll that outlined an 8 day, 7 night bus (Motor Coach) trip to Charleston SC, Savannah GA, Jekyll and Saint Simon’s GA barrier Islands. That is an area that I like to study. I picked up 9 books while I was down there. We got back later this weekend after a flurry of walks and beaucoup tours and fantastic restaurants. We plied the Savannah River on a boat and, listened to an excellent talk while we ate box lunches. Yum!
Jekyll Island has a sea turtle hospital where they do surgery as well as rehab treatments on salt water turtles (even on 100 pound+ turtles). If there is a hurricane tracking for them, they release whatever turtles are healed sufficiently back into the ocean where they will be safer and transport the rest up to more inland hospital centers…sometimes about 80 turtles. Amazing people down there, saving turtles.
As far as food goes, who knew you could cook collard greens so many different ways? I especially enjoyed Rutabaga, Hoppin’ John and Okra. Here in the north, when I’ve had okra in soup or something else, okra was always gummy and slimy. Not this time. It was prepared with tomato cubes and cooked perfectly.
Toe is much better and I did 45 minutes on the TM three times now. There was a lot of walking during the time we were down there. One day we did 3 hours in 89° F. when we finally had some free time. I’ve been living either barefoot or in very loose sandals.
This morning I’m going to lace up and go down to the park. We’ll try it and see how it goes.
Happy runs, All!