...got up at the ungodly hour of 5:00 A.M. to get to the airport to catch my flights to beautiful South Carolina.
...discovered two new airports, the ones in Charlotte, North Carolina and Augusta, Georgia. My impression of them? Charlotte airport is very bright with lots and lots of windows, but it looks more like a mall than an airport with more stores than I've ever seen in any airport. Augusta's airport is itty-bitty and looks more like a country club from the outside than an airport. Arriving there was the first time I ever had to go down the stairs of an airplane and walk across the tarmac to get into the terminal. There were also only two luggage carousels for the entire airport and they seemed to be amply sufficient.
...was struck by how green and hilly South Carolina is, you can see just how green it is from the two photos I'm including with this post. It really is incredibly beautiful here.
...thoroughly enjoyed my first day at my grandparents' place in South Carolina.
...went for a walk through Hopelands Gardens in Aiken, the town where my grandparents live. It was a gorgeous place and I took a slew of photos there, which I will gradually share with you.
...went for ice cream with my grandparents after our walk, I had two scoop of dark chocolate ice cream with fudge in it, yum!!!
...relaxed and read my book in the hammock in my grandparents' back yard. I'm still working on 'New Moon', but am almost done, so I may end up looking for a bookstore later this week :o)