Once home I took a nice long shower. Because I may or may not have been a little sore. Seriously, I am getting old now a days.... I got ready lightning quick and headed toward Edisto. Quite possibly the most beautiful place ever. Once in the car and on my way I realized that the shirt that I grabbed from the dryer was not 100% dry. If I had to put a number on it, I would say it was about 63% dry. Lovely. I was feeling a bit soggy. So then I put the windows down and turned up the tunes and headed south. Who doesn't love a little air drying while in transit. Plus I had a rockin cd in. I got on the island at about 1 and headed straight to Brickhouse to meet the fam. Brickhouse is on Edisto and it is beautiful. Here are a few pics:
The Sass Women:
Here we are all together....it only took about 25 shots to get one where we all just happened to be looking at the camera...
Here are my employers (Dad and Burk). Or bosses if you will. I have named them the founding fathers..
Cousin Doug wasn't there (he is in Montana) I found his stand in:
So I have a little Thanksgiving tradition. After our glorious and disgustingly filling meal, I like to stop by a few other venues....I added a new one this year. My friend, Susalee, is just right down the road so I stopped by to say hello. She loves Edisto too. And she can tell you some really really really cool stuff about it. So I stopped by and just couldn't help but take a few pics....It just happened to be sunset....and a beautiful one at that..
I am pretty sure that I could live a good little life in the shack. The view is not too bad....
After that I headed to Dawhoo to see the Smythe cousins. They always seem to have a good time. I said my hellos and goodbyes and headed over to Russell Creek to see Nanny, Poppa and the Wags. Plus all of their cousins. Now right about this time, they are getting ready to eat. Perfect timing huh? It's a rough day when you have to eat Thanksgiving lunch and dinner.....After dinner we decided that it was only natural to go midnight shopping at Tanger outlets. Now if you know me, then you know that normally this would make my palms sweat and induce a mild panic attack. I am not exactly a shopper, but my adrenaline was pumping and succumbed to peer pressure....So we headed out. Along with about 1,235,765,239 other people. Crazy people. The line to get in the parking lot was intense. You had to be aggressive and ballsy to have a chance of getting a spot within 34.9 miles of the place. We got lucky and made it in. As soon as my feet hit the pavement, mild panic began to set in. There may have been some hyperventilation also...not sure. People everywhere. It was like a stampede. I immediately regretted the decision. But it was too late so I put my game face on. The girls are big shoppers so I have picked up a few tips over the years. I headed straight for the Nike store to get some new kicks. After what felt like 3 hours I finally decided on a pair and entered the 54 mile long check out line. (Here is where I ran into my good friend Shaun Wahl). Shaun was kind enough to wait in line with me. He knows that I am not a shopper. I think he was quite shocked that I was on the Tanger premises...After I made my purchase, I was about to reach my retail threshold, so I went and got the keys. I headed back to the car and took a nice little nap until the girls got back to the car. I got home at about 3:30 a.m. I don't know if midnight shopping is my thing. However, it was an experience. At least there was good company:) All in all, I had an awesome Thanksgiving. Here are a few more pics from the day:
So there you have it. Turkey Palooza 2010. If you are reading this, then we are most likely good friends. And that being said-I am very thankful for you. I hope you had a really great Thanksgiving.
Go team Pilgrim,