Monday, April 02, 2007

BIG POST. Lotsa stuff.....

So we drove almost 20 miles today just to find internet access. It was worth it. I am sitting here devouring a perfectly tasty hummus wrap and a sweet tea at a coffee house in Beaufort while working online.



Arriving at Hunting Island State Park (SC) we were greeted by the camp hosts… “Welcome to paradise!” I could not imagine this place was going to live up to such a bold statement… but it really kinda does. We are tucked back in a deep woods, surrounded by huge old oaks and palms. The beach is about a 4 minute walk from our front door and is enormous, wild and stretches on for miles.



Once we parked our peanut and started to get set up we were greeted by the *other* camp hosts… a family of deer who visit on a daily basis lookin’ for a snack. You can feed them straight from your hand. I was insisting on a whole foods diet….fruits and veggies and an occasional piece of grainy bread. Then our neighbors landed and I watched in awe as a kid fed a single deer an entire bag of Cheetos. So much for the whole foods diet. Anyway… we have also been feeding the 14 million red cardinals who reside in these woods. There are considerably less bugs here (which is weird) and we have fallen in love with the beach where you can find beautiful shells when the tide goes out. It is hard to even consider working (painting) while here, there is too much other good stuff to be doing.

Billy did head out on Saturday and set up out on a stretch of beach to paint a wind swept old tree. I worked outside back at the trailer and finished a small barn landscape I had started back on Hilton Head. So we have gotten a little bit accomplished while here.

It is extremely windy out here most of the time, which I have tried to demonstrate visually for you here...



We have had some low moments with the meals on wheels.... I told you we would eventually. It has been a 'back to basics' sort of mentality ruling in the kitchen for the past week. You can't get much more basic than pb & j.



We will head out again on Wednesday morning to head up to Charleston, SC. Once we get set up there we should have full internet access the whole time. Until then....

3 comments:

Momo said...

I think that Bethany's "wind tunnel" demonstration qualifies her for work with NASA now. You should check into that.

I hope that you don't run out of peanut butter! Things obviously take a drastic turn with less access to fire and water!
Think of Tom Hanks in Castaway and everything will be o.k.

It's a fantasy land setting and I love the pictures! Be safe on your way to Oak Plantation on Wednesday! We are all anxiously awaiting daily posts again!

Amy Longley said...

Hey, I don't know you but I moved to Hilton Head after spwnding my whole life (well alot of it) on Nantucket. I used to own the kayak/sailboat rental. I am also a member of the Ack Artist Assoc. Sorry I missed you guys here. The paintings are beautiful. When in Charleston stop into West Fraser's gallery, Fraser Fox Gallery, and check out his stuff. He just judged our art show here in Bluffton. Great guy with Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard connections. Have a great trip. Amy Longley

Amy Longley said...

oh yeah www.amylongley.blogspot.com