Saturday, September 22, 2007

Mr Toast's USA Tour - South Carolina

Mr Toast arrives in Allendale, SC, which is hours away from the major cities. No cable, DSL Internet, food delivery, ATMs, taxis, busses, newspaper delivery or even shopping! But every summer there are luscious peaches, juicy watermelon and cantaloupe. Marjorie is Mr Toast's host.

Upon arriving Mr. Toast has to pass the sniff test from the dogs, Petunia & Bunny.

Mr. Toast looks thrilled to be staying in our guest house next door to Smitty's cat house.

Momma & Mr. Toast are just a swingin' on her back porch.

Mr Toast gets caught in the thick underbrush.

Mr. Toast tries not to make any sudden moves as Smitty checks him out.

Coffee alfresco.

Mr. Toast & Bunny are buddy-rolls now.

Climbing in the fig tree.....

Momma cooked gravy and grits for Mr. Toast!

Cannon placements, earthen fortifications and the Cyprus swamp can still be seen after over 140 years at the site of one of the Confederacy’s last stands against General William T. Sherman’s sweep across the South.

Mr. Toast savors the cool fresh swamp air, nothing like the air back home in LA.

Back in the day, Allendale was a rocking little town. There's not much left of the boom years now but just a few of the grand old storefronts and all those little motor courts that were so popular in the past.

Spooky, where did all the peaches go?

Mr. Toast can you imagine that people lived here along the banks of the Savannah River during the last Ice Age,

In Augusta, GA, Mr. Toast got to see the statue of the Godfather Of Soul, James Brown.

Michelle, our server, was so charmed by Mr. Toast that she asked for his web address. But nothing could stop Momma from digging into her drunken steak & potato!

Artesian wells supply the legendary mineral waters of Healing Springs located near Blackville, SC.

Mr. Toast got to visit the rare vertical sundial in Barnwell, SC.

Bunny was glad to have Mr Toast back and she was not giving him up.

Playtime for the wild crowd

Mr. Toast fits right in with the pack.

After all this travels, Mr Toast needed a bath and a quick dry.

Well it is time to go and Momma has baked Mr Toast a goodbye coconut pineapple pie. Thanks Marjorie, Momma, Bunny, Petunia and Smitty.

1 comment:

eurotrash said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm grits!