Friday, October 30, 2009

South Carolina Gamecocks

Yes.... their mascot is a Gamecock. They have cock rags, and their mascot is named Cocky... The most funny thing about it, is one of their big sponsors in Chick-Fil-A... Wait?? Isn't Cocky a chicken???

The Western States could really use some coaching on tailgating. They really know how to do it in the South.

Our setupRick & my MomThe cooksPlaying gamesIn the standsCockyThe band did some cool formations!!

Fire Department/ Oysters

Rick cooked Oysters for us one night. Here are the pictures.

Boat ride/Carriage Ride/ Fr. Sumter

The boat and its crew.
One of the other tours we took was of Fort Sumter. This is the place where the Civil War started. From this trip I learned that although nowadays the Civil War is presented to us as a war to free slaves, in reality it was all about economics... Just like every war we have ever been in...

My mom and Uncle LeRoy getting ready to get on our boat.

South Carolina -Magnolia Plantation

We stopped to get some boiled peanuts for the ride to Magnolia Plantation. FYI, boiled peanuts taste like pinto beans.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

1st 2 Days in South Carolina

Here is some of the things I have done and seen in the past couple of days while in South Carolina.

Yikes!! I have not seen any gators yet, but I am on the lookout!

This beach is called Short Stay. It is a park just for military people and their guests. My mom and their friends go their almost every weekend in the Summer. Some rentals at Short Stay. It rained all day yesterday, which is why these pictures look so gloomy. This is my idea of a swamp. Kind of creepy, but the flowers on top of the pads are pretty cool.

I made Garrett stand in front of his school sign. He was not to happy about this.
A picture of the front of his school. His mascot is a Stag. Yes... they really have a grocery store called the piggly wiggly.

Savannah. I play catch with her every day. I tried to bike with her and she kept running in front of me so we had to come back to the house. We are going to try again tomorrow.

Today I went fishing with Garrett and his friend. There is a small lake (yes it has alligators) right in their community that they go on. Leaving the truck on the bank.... Kind of scary in this tiny little boat!GarrettSome houses in my moms community. Sunset.Beautiful!!!One of the little blue gills I caught.
Looks pretty cool hanging in the sunset!Lol... I think my worm weighed more than this fish!The Biggie!!! This is a large mouth bass. I think it weighed a couple of pounds.

I also got to go hunting for deer behind my moms house. I climbed up a tree in a tree stand and hunted for about three hours. I didn't see anything, but I'm going again tomorrow, so hopefully I will have better luck next time.

If you have never climbed up a tree with one of these, just let me tell you that if you are not in shape, don't do it. It was easy to climb up, but not to climb down. I am so freaken sore, its unbelievable!! Here is a link to a youtube video. I didn't sit on the stand like he did, I will try this technique next time.