We're still here, I promise. Between finals and training for my new job, it's been remarkably hard to sit down and blog, which is a bummer because we've been having some adventures and I have lots of cool things to share. Soooo... yeah. We're back.
By the way, props to both Ross' and my moms for finally getting me to do this. Moms. Gotta love them.
So, without any further ado, here's an adventure! About a month ago Ross and I took a road trip South. We started in Charleston, SC, where we mostly admired the architecture:
Psst! Super important note: If you'd like to see these pictures in their full glory, click to make bigger. The end.
Also, while we were in Charleston we decided that our destiny involves big ol' porches.
We were trying to keep our lodging budget small, so we stayed with people we found on airbnb. I was nervous about it, but it was great. Our hosts in Charleston loaned us bikes, and we rode to the beach. This was exceptionally brave of me, by the way, given my bike phobia and overall uselessness with two wheels.
The beach was lovely and warm, by the way. We're not in Oregon anymore. We also went hiking in a bona fide swamp in a state park, where we were
...and I got to cross an animal off of my "To See In The Wild" Lifetime List.
Thanks, American Alligator.
Other notable flora and fauna:
The baby bird was sitting in a tree right on the main path. We saw a lot of other baby birds of the same species, also in conspicuous places. Those mother birds suck. Also, that flower is the most freaking ridiculous thing I've ever seen.
This isn't chronologically relevant, but we also ate a lot of really good food, including deep fried peanuts and coke, which has changed my life forever.
On our way out of Charleston and to Savannah we stopped at the angel oak, which my pictures utterly fail to do justice.
Finally we made it to Savannah, where I fantasized about staging a coup of this building...
... and I read Flannery O'Connor (because I'm a huge nerd and she's from Savannah) and we discovered the best drain pipe in the world.
Clearly, a good time was had by all. Especially the mosquitos.
Seriously. We were unprepared.