Friday, March 23, 2007

Hello from South Carolina!

Edisto Beach

The sun is warm and shining. I'll be uploading more photos from today to flickr once my batteries recharge. In the meantime, this shot is from the sunset right down the street at the beach from where we are staying.

Beth (our hostess par excellence) has arranged a wonderful melange of friends and it's interesting to me how well we all mix! There's even an unschooler besides me among us. :)

Today four out of five went bike riding in a state park. Spanish moss, tall trees greening for spring, egrets, great herons, clams and oysters... Beautiful.

Mostly, though, everyone lies around braless as though we are cast members of "Enchanted April" - we've got quality cooking (homemade crust vegetarian pizza being assembled behind me as I type), multiple art easels with various paintings in stages of completion on the deck and in the living area, computers open to 365 blogs and college websites (and ESPN, of course), cameras, cell phones, recharging cords, reading glasses and cases, tea, Diet Coke, the makings of scary mixed drinks like the one I called "The Blue Lagoon" that Beth made for me last night (yeah, too much tonic water a sour drink doth make), limes for Coronas (my alcoholic contribution), chocolate chips, Midol, National Enquirer, two copies of People, Real Simple, white wine, bikes, flip flops with and without bling, and nail polish.

A very girly weekend.

In spite of all that estrogen, I did manage to coerce our little gathering into watching the NCAA games last night (which is in direct violation of the "girls getaway ethos" I might add - shows you just how crafty I can be when the Bruins are on the line!). Go Bruins! My brackets are still alive. I have OSU and UCLA in the finals with Florida and the Jayhawks going to the final four. Georgetown is my upset choice so we'll see if that happens.

Well, sunshine calls so I'm back to the deck to soak up some rays. Hope the sun's shining where you are too.


Jim said...

Thanks Julie, Go 'Dores, down those Hoyas!!

jo(e) said...

I love weekends with my women friends. It's just such terrific energy. It looks like you are in a beautiful place with wonderful people -- enjoy!

SusansPlace said...

Enchanted April, one of my favorite movies and you are living it! :-) The place does sound enchanting. I am looking forward to more photos. Enjoy!


Ampersand said...

Oh, what a wonderful glimpse of your time away...grinning widely here.

Ampersand said...

p.s. kinda deja vu with that fence on the beach...feels like I am seeing Beth's photo's on your blog.

Rick said...

Well, shiver me timbers. We were at my mom-in-law's condo in Garden City, SC last weekend. Weather's going to be gorgeous this weekend - enjoy and refresh and then call next time y'all are headed this way :)

Maria said...

Your pic looks just like the beach we go to in NC, courtesy of my bro-in-law. Only it's a family reunion with my parents, 3 siblings and spouses, 6 (soon to be 8) kids under 6. Our definition of girly has to do with princess costumes and sparkly things... yours sounds a bit more fun.

Kansas Bob said...

Nice pics! Looks like Folly Beach in Charleston. Glad you could get away Julie.

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