Chocolate almond croissant for me
The drive south along I-75 is pretty boring, so I took out my knitting, turned on the iPod to listen to more of our latest wonderful book, and just enjoyed being, and also being with the man I love! Every so often I'd look up, and this was what was beside me at one point
While enjoying my croissant and coffee, I'd read about Gretchen Rubin's new book, The Happiness Project, in today's Sunday Times. I checked it out a bit further on my iPhone during the drive, and armed with that, I was counting my blessings and feeling all warm and cozy...even with giant tires flying by beside me!
We stopped for lunch in Valdosta, GA at this barbecue joint
my lunch of a pulled pork sandwich, fried okra and creamed corn (I didn't eat the bun and felt almost virtuous)
We registered with our group, inquired as to nearby hiking trails, and then took off to stretch our legs and see what we could see before dinner.
that was a bit disconcerting!
We walked amongst a lot of very charred woodlands (the haunting remains of a fire just two years ago) and I snapped a lot of pictures of the charcoal monuments to man's carelessness and disregard for nature
Then it was time for dinner, introductions, and a overview of tomorrow's schedule.
Right now I'm missing home and this guy: