So we are packing up today and leaving tomorrow for our girls trip to the island. It's all girls this time but don't worry I have a sweet brother-in-law who lives on the island and some good friends so if we need anything he will there. Kat has motivated me with her long bike rides to rent a bike this time. If you have ever been to Hilton Head it has wonderful bike trails and the best part, it's flat!!! Cincinnati is very hilly so it's a tough place to ride bikes sometimes. You can even ride your bike on the beach in Hilton Head because the sand is so compacted, so thanks Kat for the motivation, I am going to rent me one and ride it. Do you think they will have a pink one with a basket? LOL Also if you all can say a little prayer for us I would so appreciate it. We usually fly down to Hilton Head and that was only because my sweet son-in-law worked for Delta but things change and he has a great new job with more opportunity with one of the best hospitals in our city so we are driving this time. I will miss the flight benefits but am so happy for him and we used to drive all the time and it's not a bad drive at all. In fact it's very pretty through the mountains but there are two things, first I've never carry such precious cargo(my two granddaughters) and I just need prayers for safety and the second thing is that my back is acting up again. I have a bad back and most times it goes underground and only mildly bothers me but every once in awhile it roars and last night it decided to roar really loud(ouchy...). Don't even know what I did and it doesn't even matter, sometimes all it takes is moving in a jerky fashion to set it off. So prayers for a pain free drive would so be appreciated.
And this is the South Carolina flag. My sister Gail and I love all things that have to do with this flag(yeah we need a life, LOL). Do you know the history behind this flag? I didn't either until I did some research. This flag was designed in 1775 for the use of South Carolina troops. Col. William Moultrie chose a blue which matched the color of the troops uniforms and a crescent moon which reproduced the emblem worn on the front of their caps. The palmetto tree was added later to represent Moultrie's heroic defense of the palmetto-log fort on Sullivan's Island against the attack of the British fleet on June 28th, 1776. I love history and especially American history so I thought this was very interesting.
Anyway, my sister has a door mat with this flag on it and I am on a hunt to find one for myself and I am also looking for little garden flags of this to put in my garden and hers. We both love South Carolina and go there every year. That's about it for me, I am bringing my laptop so I will be blogging while we are there but I don't know how much I will get to visit everyone. And Donna, we are driving through Knoxville so if you want us to check on that silly rabbit Marty and if he's getting into trouble we will. LOL But we will wave to ya'll as we pass by. Happy Wednesday everyone!! Is it really Wednesday already? Where does the week go??