Monday, January 3, 2011

The Beautiful Town of Charleston!

I had a great time in Charleston. We visited with his grandparents and aunts and uncles! I even did a few puzzles with his granny! It made me really appreciate the relationships I have with my grandparents and the specialness of each of them. I miss them so much. It's hard to really be away from home. Granted, I was away at MSU but still within a few hours of everyone. Now, I am anywhere from 6 to 10 hours away. It's hard growing up haha. Jesse's grandparents are about 10 years older than mine and are having trouble with their short term memory. His grandpa (or grand-daddy as he calls him) finally remembered that i was from MI and loved that for a moment remembered who I was! Like i said earlier, his granny loves doing puzzles, just as I. I helped with one on the last day of our visit sitting close to his granny. When we left I gave her a hug and she kissed me on my cheek. She remembered who I was too. It was a special visit to know that I was loved by all of Jesse's family. It was especially special to Jesse because he got to spend a good amount of time with his grandparents. He wasn't sure when he would get another chance to visit. I wouldn't have given up that time for anything else! I am so happy that i was able to go with them! Each time i go down there, the more and more i love it!

One day, I had about 3 hours of nice sun/outdoor time! It was 55 degrees and sunny one day, and had a few hours to kill. What did i do you ask, of course I went out and sat in the sun and looked out over the water! I watched the pelicans and dolphins! I even watched the tide come in! The sun felt amazing! We had to leave and the weather was going to be in the 70's owh how I would have loved to stay a few more days!

One of the days, we visited Folly Beach. Boy was it cold, but it was beautiful. We saw a lot of jelly fish, a few horseshoe crabs, conch eggs, and sponges.  We topped off the adventure she some she-crab soup. All in all, it was a great trip and can't wait to go back.

Here are some pics:

1 comment:

  1. I just came across your blog Jenni. That is great that you are an AmeriCorps volunteer. Keep up the writing!