Finetastic Adventures

Monday, June 05, 2006

Down South visiting family & friends

More than two thousand miles later and we're in North Carolina. Our trip has been mostly uneventful, just some great visits with family and friends. After a couple of days in Detroit with Dave's family we drove to Atlanta for a few days visit with Larry and Laura, where we also got in a few terrific bike rides. Then to Greenville, SC for a couple of days with Marti's college buddies, and another Piedmont bike ride. On to Charleston for almost a week with Marti's family, and to establish residency in SC. Wow, can this be real! What an amazing difference in politics; there is no Feingold here. We now sport SC drivers' licenses, but not to worry, it won't be forever. We took in one Spoleto event while there and rode our bikes over the new Cooper River bridge and out to the oldest live oak in the world. After we left Charleston we drove to Florence for an overnight visit with our niece, then on to Chapel Hill, where we are now staying with Alyssa. We went for a great bike ride yesterday; the hills surrounding the area are beautiful and full of cyclists.

This morning Alyssa had cataract surgery; all went well. Time will tell how much her vision will improve. We'll stay here for a few more days then head to Southern Pines to visit some friends before heading to the hills for some biking.

We are in contact with about 12 other Peace Corps invitees who will be leaving with us for South Africa in July, only 42 days away!

12 Comments:

  • Hey Marti and Dave,
    Your trip sounds great so far! We miss you guys alot, still expect to see you in the hood as we're walking the pups, feels really weird. I also really miss not working out with you Marti. Anyway, love hearing about your whereabouts. Our love to you both and enjoy your travels!

    Love, Lori

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:32 PM  

  • Hi Marti and Dave,

    South Carolinians! We Wisconsinites will take you at your word that that is not your final arrangement. Glad to read of your wonderful adventures. Say hi to Larry, and give our best wishes to Alyssa for a speedy and successful recovery. Looking forward to seeing you both in July.

    Irv and Reesa

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:54 PM  

  • Hi Marti/Dave,
    Glad to hear you arrived safe and sound in SC and having a good time. Hope Alyssa heals well and quickly. Good news from here - Jonathan and Andrea engaged and Jon accepted into nursing school. Lots of things going on here as usual. Never a dull moment! Drive safe and see you soon.
    Hugs, chris

    By Anonymous chris, at 10:30 PM  

  • Hi Marti & Dave,

    Finally got to read about your whereabouts. We wish you were coming to the southwest, but we're glad we'll be able to see you in MKE. Say hi to the kids and travel safely.

    Love, Suzi

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:44 PM  

  • Hey Marti and Dave!

    Fun to hear how you're doing! We miss you!

    Tell Alyssa that we hope she recovers "in a blink of an eye!" Hello to Larry, too!

    Mimi graduates on Sunday. Wow! Where did the time go?

    Take care!

    Rena and Avner

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:35 AM  

  • Hi Marti and Dave,

    The weather turned cold here today. We suspect the weather and politics in South Carolina are more consistent.

    We hope Alyssa is doing well after her surgery.

    We're looking forward to seeing you in July. Life goes on, but you are missed. We look forward to hearing more from you and staying in touch.

    Sandy and David

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:59 PM  

  • Dave and Marti,

    Greetings from Dan in New Jersey. If you have the time in South Africa, please look up Rabbi Ze'ev Kraines. His address and phone number are:

    1 Shingwetzi Rd, Cnr. Mooiriver, Gallo Manor, Sandton
    P.O. Box 1433, Gallo Manor, 2052
    Tel: 11-804-5563
    Fax: 11-887-7092
    Pager:804-2777 code: Rabbi
    E-mail: kraines@icon.co.za

    Tell him Dan sent you. Cheers!

    Dan Gordin

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:28 AM  

  • Hi Marti and Dave,
    Glad to hear that Alyssa's eye surgery went well. Sounds like you are having a great summer so far. Marti,We aill miss you at Mahj tomorrow!
    Lynda

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