Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Holly and Addalyn

Holly and Addy came to visit in early August.  While they were here, Addy decided we needed to rev up our apartment.  We showed them some of the sites and then, look out, they went shopping.

Here we are at Redcliffe Plantation again.





Couple of shots of Addy by the River Walk on the Savannah River.

The result of the shopping trips.
Of course, we had to stop at the Waffle House.  We couldn't get Addy to go inside, however.  If you wonder why, try googling 'Jim Gaffigan Waffle House' and you will get an idea of why.

The elders came over for ice cream on Sunday evening.  The two new elders are Elder Phillips (front left) from Perth, Australia and Elder Crist (back left) from Las Vegas, Nevada.  Elder Faleao is up to his usual antics.  We don't have a photo of Sister Tevi yet.  She is from Texas.



Here are the missionaries in our district the night before transfers.  Now 3 of them are gone.  You really become attached to these young men and women.  The ward mission leader had us all over for dinner the evening before they were transferred.  Elders Faleao and Pack are from Utah, Elder Meyer is from Alaska and Elder Huss is from Arizona.  Sisters Grimm and Lusk are from Utah.

Elders Faleao, Meyer, Pack, Huss.  Sisters Grimm, Lusk.
This is a picture of Elders Faleao and Meyer showing off the new mission cars.  The elders are going to love them.  Actually, the building behind them is a Baptist church. They were having a funeral and lined these Corvettes up in our church parking lot during the service.
4th of July

On the 3rd of July, we went to Fort Gordon with the other two senior couples in our zone.  The Gowans, on the left, are retired military and are doing military relations with members stationed at Fort Gordon.  The Albrechts, in the center, are doing member and leader support like we are and are serving in Barnwell, South Carolina.  They had some of the Signal Corps equipment there to look at and had fireworks later in the evening.  The fireworks started with the 1812 overture being played over a P.A. system but they used real cannons during the overture.  Then had some great fireworks.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


We took a quick trip to Charleston, South Carolina before we were moved to the Georgia Macon mission.  Charleston is a beautiful city with a lot of history.  In the old part of Charleston, buildings cannot be demolished but have to be remodeled to retain the historical significance.  So there are a number of buildings that date back to the 1700's.  We took a Gray Line tour of the city and then went to visit Fort Sumter out in the harbor.

Fort Sumter is a small island in the mouth of Charleston Harbor.  If you don't control  the land on both sides of the opening to the harbor, you are just a target which is what happened when the South started the Civil War or the War of Aggression as the Southerners call it.

This is an unexploded shell that was lodged in the wall of the fort.

South Carolina Temple

Here is the Columbia South Carolina Temple.  We stopped there when we went to Columbia for our first interview with President Holm.  It is beautiful!!