It’s hard to believe that it’s already Christmas Eve. The year has been a busy one, and it seems like it has flown past. So this Christmas Eve we find ourselves doing some last-minute wrapping, tracking Santa on NORAD, and watching Ghost Hunters and the Dragnet Christmas Story on Hulu.com.
So a quick update that brought us to this point. Sunday evening we had Mexican food in Greenville, then drove through the Roper Mountain Lights. Monday morning we got up early and by 6:15 were headed south to Florida. Traffic wasn’t too bad, despite the ever-present construction in Georgia and a large flock of snowbirds in Lincoln town cars also headed south. Amy greeted us with a marvelous dinner of stone crabs.
Tuesday was wildlife day. I headed out to the D. J. Wilcox wildlife refuge for the morning with my camera. Not too many birds out. Later in the evening we loaded up everyone and went to the North Savannahs Wildlife Refuge. This time we did see birds – ibis and sandhill cranes, to be specific. We also stayed to watch the sun go down.
That brings us to today. As an early gift Laura gave me a cool new dry bag that holds my cell phone and camera. I had to give it a try, so I headed out in Amy’s kayak. There was quite a bit of wind, and even some whitecaps out on the main channel. Paddling was a chore, so I just explored the little channels around Amy’s house.
We did some last minute shopping, then loaded up everyone again, this time heading south. We drove down to South Hutchinson Island and spent some time walking on the beach and collecting shells.
So far it’s been a great trip.