• New Zealand
• US: West/North
• Folly Cove
Southern Route -- October 13, 2002 - November 30, 2002 Highlights
* Driving through Georgetown, South Carolina, just as a tornado was touching down. When we heard about the destruction, Dana thanked her lucky stars that we’d escaped harm’s way, while Will was sorry that we were unwitting travelers, since he would have stopped to help, or at least given away all the Gloucester t-shirts we have stashed in the back of the Subaru. Our revised travel protocol now requires an hourly interruption of our John Mayer CD for a local news report.
Charleston, South Carolina – Island Living in the Low Country
* Cornell Zinck’s Night — Visiting our college friends Pete & Jill Denk, who live just over the bridge from Isle of Palms. This week, Jill and Pete chaired the first ever gathering of Charleston Cornellians for International Zinck’s night in Charleston. It was a wonderful event, on a rooftop terrace overlooking Downtown Charleston and the Cooper River at sunset with blues playing and a fine gathering of Cornellians going back as far as the class of ’47.
Folly Cove Visits Folly Beach — Visiting Dana’s brother Joe, and
his girlfriend Debbie H., who live in a tree house in a palm tree grove
on this Island the locals proclaim to be the "Edge of America".
Many thanks to Joe and Debbie for a great funky island atmosphere, great
surfing, and the eclectic mix of local haunts.
Some of the worldly wisdom we’ve acquired through our travels so far:
* On Popular Culture:
We acquired an old Palm Pilot from our friend Bob, who introduced us to the most-downloaded Palm Pilot program, The Palma Sutra. It occurred to us that every single contortionist’s act in the Cirque Du Soleil was taken directly from the Palma Sutra. Coincidence? We think not. The Cirque could not be reached for comment.
* On Friendship:
We swam in a tidal-pool on the beach in Wilmington, N.C. with Will’s 6-year old cousin Sam. The conversation during our leisurely dip went something like this:
"I have to pee. But you know…it’s ok just to pee in your
bathing suit, because it soaks right through."
noticed you’ve been missing a lot of work lately"